Okay, I’ve gone into each of the steps in a little more detail over the past few days, so this is just review:
1. STEADY your camera: Use A TRIPOD or lean against something.
2. Shoot in manual mode (M) and use manual focus. Try using an aperture between f/8 to f/16.
3. Set your shutter speed on 1″, 2″ or 4″ secs.
4. Switch your flash off and go ahead and leave your ISO at 100 so you won’t get a lot of digital noise.
If you have do not have manual controls on your digital camera, just make sure the flash is off and use the nighttime mode if one exists. Many digital cameras today even come with a specific fireworks setting!
Have a fun and safe holiday!