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Fireworks photography is a daunting prospect for many photographers but it really isn't as difficult as it sounds. With the right information and a little bit of practice your fireworks images will shine. Give us just a few minutes and we'll show you how to photograph fireworks.

Fireworks Photography Basics

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Ask any kid what they like about the Fourth of July and chances are the answer will be fireworks. Ask any photographer what they want to take pictures of during the Fourth of July and you will probably get the same answer. While everyone loves the food, festivals, and general craziness that goes on around Fourth of July celebrations; it is what happens after the sun sets that really gets photographers excited and nervous. Fireworks photography is notorious for missed shots, shaky images, bad exposures, and out of frame subjects. However, fireworks photography really is not as hard as you have been led to believe...

Advanced Fireworks Photography

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Now that you’ve explored the basics of fireworks photography you are ready to fine-tune your images. Some extra preparation and a little creativity can take your fireworks images into a whole new range...

#1 Secret to Fireworks Photography

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Can you keep a secret?  I'm going to tell you the #1 secret to fireworks photography.

Removing Backgrounds

An excellent tutorial from Sue Chastain, our Graphics Software Guide, on using masks in Photoshop to remove ugly backgrounds from fireworks images.
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