Photographing Fireworks

4th of July 2021 fireworks display over Manhattan and Jersey City. ©Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

Here, in the U.S., this past weekend we celebrated Independence Day. This year we could gather outside again to ooh and aah at the magnificent fireworks display over the New York City area. There were lots of people, as you can see in the images posted below, hence, I did wear a mask at all times. (to be honest, I still wear a mask when I go out and about, especially when in crowded areas)

Crowded pier pre- Fourth of July 2021 fireworks display in Jersey City and New York City area. ©Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

I also did manage to capture a few images. Have a look:

  • 4th of July 2021 fireworks display over Manhattan and Jersey City. ©Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
  • 4th of July 2021 fireworks display over Manhattan and Jersey City. ©Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

A few notes on:

Camera Settings:

  • bulb, f/11-ish (usually this varies between f/8 – f/16), ISO 200, tripod height adjusted for best view possible

Composition:

  • mostly wide-angle shots, some close-ups (as much as it was possible); at times I also included people, silhouetted by fireworks light

For more samples of fireworks photography, check out my Fine Art America storefront.

Hope you had a wonderful weekend, too.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Alina Oswald

4 thoughts on “Photographing Fireworks

    1. Appreciate your kind words! Photographing these kinds of events takes up a good chunk of your day. But it’s worth it. I got there early, to be able to find a good spot from where to photograph. But then the pier got pretty crowded, pretty soon. The weather cooperated, too, which was nice. Many thanks, again!

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