How to take fireworks pictures this summer

Kevin Lee

With summer now in full swing, there are plenty of outdoor celebrations around the globe that call for the night sky to explode in colour. So, you might have asked yourself, “How can I capture fireworks in all their splendour?” Thanks to the proliferation of smartphones, anyone can whip out a pocket camera for a quick snapshot.

However, it takes a bit more planning and foreknowledge to create that perfect and memorable photo. There are many ways to take great photos of fireworks, but for now we’ll focus on both the simplest way with smartphones and something a bit more technical for DSLR and mirror-less shooters

Most importantly, though, don’t forget to enjoy the fireworks! Don’t get bogged down with the photographic process and end up staring at your camera all night.