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Simple rules for fireworks photography during festive season
During Dussera-Diwali-New Year festive season, whether you are a casual or professional photographer, fireworks are a good subject to experiment with. One may get good results, If a few simple rules and guidelines are followed.

If you get a unhindered place on the top a building nearby the display of fireworks, you will end up with some amazing aerial shots of exploding colourful lights from the fireworks.

You must use a tripod stand with a long exposure from few seconds for a single explosion mid-air. You may try very long exposure from 20 to 45 seconds, to get a sequence of the display. To avoid the camera shake completely, use a shutter release cord or a remote release. Moreover, set your camera to the lowest available ISO value.

If you do not have the tripod and remote release, you may use a firm rest to cut down on camera shake. At times a little and gentle camera shakes on the firm rest create a bit jagged streaks of light that can be very interesting.

Adjusting ISO is very important, lower ISO is a must for a longer exposure time to have sharp images. You can also compose the shots by including buildings and people in the shots if shooting from the ground with a tripod. With a little experimentation and practice one can become reasonably good in shooting fireworks when an opportunity arises.

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