Photo Tips

7 Tips with Exact Camera Settings for Firework Photos!

Me Ra Koh

If you’re like me, you just want to know the camera settings that others use to get some of their awesome photos!  Brian and I are so different.  He likes to figure out the settings for himself, like solving a puzzle.  And I’m like “Just tell me so I can start from there!”  Who are you more like, me or Brian?  Maybe it’s a wife thing, but I like to get to the bottom line fast.

That’s why I’ve got 7 tips with the exact camera settings for firework photos so you can at least start from here on the 4th of July!  Then join our private Facebook group and share your results!  Firework photos are so fun to play with!  Check out these Before and After firework photo examples too!

Camera Settings

ISO 100, f/6.3, 6 sec exposure (this means the shutter stayed open for six seconds to record enough light)

Sony a7 camera body & FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA

Tip 1:  Grab your tripod.

If you don’t have a tripod, plan to use something stable to set your camera on, like your camera bag or a table.  The nice thing about using a tripod is versatility on where you want to point the camera.  Firework photos won’t come out with crisp sharpness if you shoot them hand held.

Tip 2: Use a Low ISO for Best Color Saturation

Since I’m using a tripod to allow for a slower shutter speed, I might as well take advantage of it and use a low ISO for best color saturation.