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How to take better photos of fireworks

Posted On: Dec 28, 2017   |   Posted By: Sony Mobile

How to take better photos of fireworks

Back in September we came across these spectacular shots of Hanabi , Japan's summer-long fireworks festival.
Suitably impressed, we got in touch with photographer Keisuke Nakazawa to see how his expertise could help smartphone photographers up their own firework photography game. Keisuke grabbed the Xperia XZ1 (packed with all the latest Sony camera innovations) and headed to the Tokyo Bay Fireworks Display to put it through its paces. Check out some of the images he captured below.
So, just in time for New Year's Eve, consider this your definitive guide on how to take better photos of fireworks, by someone who really knows their stuff.
Keisuke, over to you.
Pick your spot
Preparation is key. Ideally you want to be upwind of the display. This will minimise the amount of smoke in your shot as it will blow away from you. Also, feel free to put some distance between yourself and the display. I find shooting from a distance of 400 to 500 meters leads to the best results.
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