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How to Photograph Fireworks This 4th of July

A Patch photographer gives advice on capturing the sparkle in the sky.

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Capturing fireworks on camera is a challenge that can be mastered easily with the right equipment and settings on your camera.  Here is a short tutorial to help you capture the rockets' red glare this Fourth of July.  

Equipment needed:

  • Camera: Either point-and-shoot or an SLR.
  • Tripod: To keep the camera steady and prevent motion blur.
  • Flashlight:  To see the camera settings in the dark.
  • Wireless Trigger: Not necessary but it helps to prevent camera shake. 

Lexington's fireworks will be Thursday, July 5 at the annual Lions Club's Carnival, and there are several other fireworks displays around Boston over the next few days. Have a fireworks photo to share? Upload it to Patch!

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