22 Amazing Examples of Firework Photography and How to Take Them

It’s that time of year again. Summer heat, backyard grilling, friends, family and of course FIREWORKS! Everybody loves a good fireworks display from the big city celebration to the backyard 4th of July cookout. Have you ever wanted to take photos of those wonderful displays in the sky? This article should not only inspire you but also inform you on how to achieve great fireworks display photography. Have Fun!

Matthías Ásgeirsson

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Mike Jones

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Christopher Chan

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Jessee Davis

Firework Photography


Notley Hawkins

Firework Photography


Rob Kroenert

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Crezalyn Nerona Uratsuji

Firework Photography


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Trey Ratcliff

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Valerie Holifield

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Adrian Warren

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Tom Bricker

Firework Photography


Amir Jina

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Doris Rapp

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h.orihashi

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Pei-Pei Ketron

Firework Photography


sunsurfr

Firework Photography


gu@n

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Jeff_B

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Alan D. Newton

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Dan

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Aaron Nace

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yusuke

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Firework Photography Tutorials

How to Photograph Fireworks Displays
The guys over at Digital Photography School have a nice breakdown of the steps you need to take to shoot great firework displays.

The New York Institute of Photography – Fireworks Photos
This “How To” article is a detailed look at all the elements necessary for great fireworks photography.


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What Our Readers have to say

  1. @todayinart says:

    Something in the last one has a sense of ambient movement. I don’t know if its the small rings or what. Nice! Keep the posts coming!

  2. Tim says:

    Good stuff Bill! I had a great time shooting fireworks this past weekend.

  3. Bill Jones says:

    @ Tim
    Thanks! Lets see some of those photos.

  4. shutterbugz says:

    Nice examples. Thanks!

  5. Rahul says:

    I really like the work. Very nice effects and very good blending of effects with images.

  6. Jard says:

    It was usefull to me, Thank you

  7. bycostello says:

    wow. really great images….

  8. Theo says:

    Impresive colection, love that bokeh effect on yusuke`s picture.

  9. Heather says:

    I love dans photo. Everytime I try to do a picture reflecting off of someone’s eye it just gets their pupil. But great pictures :)

  10. Keith Carey says:

    Wow! very gorgeous fireworks shots man! I love seeing this kind of images. Very cool in the eye.. Very well done Bill!

  11. Savannah says:

    Impressive firework photos! Love the shots… ♥♥♥

  12. Paul Chong says:

    Wow, the color of the firework really stands out from the dark scene. Beautiful :-)

  13. arive says:

    There is always something magical in the fireworks. Fantastic set of really impressive shots. (I wanted to share my view of fireworks but I did not intend to make self-advert :)..)

  14. Mohammad Yusuf Advani says:

    First camera photography invented in the 19th century and evolved as integral part of life and present day techniques are much inspiring.Splendid photographs. Thanks

  15. Carsten says:

    Amazing collection of fireworks photography !

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