Taking photos of fireworks may sometimes be tricky. I’ll be giving you a few tips that will help you when you want to capture fireworks. Learn more after the break.
I love fireworks! I really do, I ohh and ahh worse than a child and I have been known to clap my hands in excitement at a fireworks display. My best tip for taking firework photos – in fact my best tip for all Lomography photos – is ‘keep it simple’. Lomography is only as complicated as you make it…
First you need a camera with a bulb setting! Next you need a high ISO film – I used the Lomography CN 800 film for these. And now you need your hands – to hold down the shutter button with and simply put – that is it.
Just set your camera to the bulb setting, point you camera towards the firework and hold the button down for as long as you want – I held it down for the generation of the firework length… and there you are, beautiful firework photos.
Note: You can use a tripod if you want – but I think that this just adds another complication to the process, the fireworks don’t move in straight lines, so any movement you do get won’t detract from the photos. Also the viewfinders with Lomography cameras aren’t particularly accurate so I prefer to hold them with my hands.
The Lomography Color Negative 35mm 800 ISO film is a high-speed film designed to bring a burst of vibrant colour, as well as great saturation and contrast, in all lighting conditions! Shoot in bright sunshine, grey days, indoors or at night with a flash. See our selection of Lomography films here.