What says the 4th of July better than barbeques, fun, and of course fireworks? Capture your holiday fun in all of its patriotic glory with these explosive tips. This year watching your 4th of July themed video slideshow might be more fun than the actual holiday itself.
Capture Stunning Fireworks Photos
Do you want to take your best fireworks photos this year? It can be done, although it will require a bit of pre-planning. Try this:
- Choose Your Location Carefully– Breathtaking firework shots require careful planning when selecting a location. Scout out potential sites in advance and show up early. Although most fireworks viewers will be seated in big open spaces, you’ll want to choose a location with gorgeous background elements like trees, lakes, etc.
- Use a Tripod– Long exposure times are needed to capture fireworks. Use a tripod to keep your shots steady.
Don’t Stop with Photos- Fireworks Video Tips
While photos of sparkling and shimmering fireworks are certainly delightful, videos play an important role in capturing the red, white, and blue festivities too. Don’t limit yourself to still shots, grab plenty of video clips as well. This will give you more material to use when it comes time to edit your video. Here are a couple of quick tips:
- Keep it Steady– Just like photos, video shots of fireworks need a steady hand or better yet, a tripod. This will keep your video looking smooth so people can enjoy the fireworks, not feel like they are in the midst of an earthquake.
- Grab Some Shots of Your Crowd– Fireworks are stunning, but a big part of the fun are the people you watch them with. Turn your video camera away from the sky for a bit and capture the open mouthed stare of a child or the hidden smile of a teen.