Who doesn’t love fireworks? Especially at Disneyland park, standing in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle. As beautiful as fireworks are, they don’t always turn out the way we want them to in photographs. So I would like to share a few tips that should help you get the shot. But first here are two historical photos that I think you will enjoy.
The remaining photos are photos that I took over a few years using some of the following tips.
- The most important tip is: have fun and don’t get frustrated if the photos don’t turn out like you expected. Think about what you could do next time to get the results you want and try again.
- Use a tripod if you are able, but remember that at Disneyland Resort, the tripod must fit in a backpack and make sure that you keep an eye on it so it doesn’t get knocked over.
- Fireworks in a dark sky are good, but to make the photo more interesting have something in the photo that’s identifiable. At Disneyland park, that should be fairly easy.
- Use the manual controls on your camera, set the ISO between 100 & 250, the shutter speed ½ to 4 seconds and the f/stop between f/8 to f/16. You can adjust the exposure as you see the results on the back of the camera.
- Buying a shutter release cable – if your camera has a connection – will make a world of difference.
These are just few of many tips, but they should get you in the ballpark and on your way to getting the best firework photos possible.
Have a happy 4th of July and have fun photographing fireworks.