4th of July Fireworks – Queen Mary

This 4th of July I went to Long Beach CA to shoot the firework show at the Queen Mary. 

Shooting fireworks can be tricky but really isn't that hard. It's important to shoot with a fairly stopped down aperture and a slow shutter speed.  Most of these photos were shot at around an f/16 with a shutter between 10-30 seconds.  For these photos I also shot with a bracketing of 3 photos at two stops. Camera was set to aperture priority. This gave me three shot all with slightly different shutter speeds for more variety. 

Camera used: Canon 5Dmkii

Lens: Canon 70-200 F2.8L IS II

ISO: 200

All the photos were shot at 70mm on the lens. The vertical shots were cropped in.