Obviously yesterday was the 4th of July. I for one love the holiday, that is when I get to actually celebrate, and really enjoy seeing the fireworks. I love photographing the lights as well. Fortunate for me, the senior editor at CNN last night was up for me shooting the fireworks so we’d have something in-house to put on the website.
Fireworks always pose a bit of a technical challenge, in that you have to planned your shots before you even know where in the sky the explosives will be going. I knew I was going to need a large depth of field and a long shutter speed, so I cranked down my ISO to about 200 and shot in RAW so I’d have some flexibility if my settings were a little off. Everything worked great though and I’m really happy with the results. Here are a bunch of my favorites.