NY Institute of Photography has a great article series covering all aspects of photographing fireworks. With the 4th of July (Independence Day) approaching, I thought it would be fitting to feature this article by Jim Barthman. Enjoy.
Another tutorial covering fireworks photography is written by Michael Carr, a writer (guide) at About.com. Michael lists 7 tips that will help you take better photos of fireworks.
"Fireworks displays are certainly stunning and colorful. Capturing those moments with a camera is a challenge, though. Often times, you'll end up with shaky, blurry messes that hardly resemble what actually happened. This year, get stellar fireworks pictures. Watching fireworks go off on the 4th of July is always fun to do, but photographing them can sometimes be your biggest headache. Here are some digital photography tips for shooting fireworks pictures."
My reason for this advice is that back when I bought my first ever SLR (a film one) one of the first things I photographed was fireworks and I was amazed by how easy it was and how spectacular the results were.
Along with the articles mentioned, check out Tips for low-light photography. It may give you some ideas and a better understanding of the subject (which is a photographer's goal; or at least mine)
If you have a technique that you use to photograph fireworks, share it with our community by leaving a comment - I would love to hear it and try it out!