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Photography is my passion. I do not only take wedding photos but also do portraits, landscapes, and street photography. This section represents my perspective on how I see the world through the lenses.

How I photograph and edit Dallas NYE firework picture.

First, there are many ways to photograph fireworks but here is how I do and hope this will benefit yall.


You will need a sturdy tripod and a remote shutter.

  1. Go early to pick the best spot and set up your camera.

  2. Decide your base picture and stick with it. Do not move your camera. I arrived at the location around 10 PM and start photographing pictures.

  3. After you found a good picture that can be your base picture for the final firework picture.

    DO NOT MOVE YOUR CAMERA.

  4. Get ready to photograph fireworks. I maintain fireworks pictures to be a little under exposure. 

  5. I started shooting at f/4 4 sec ISO 100. Sometime I need to increase f stop to f/20 just to maintain the exposure of the firework. I found 4 seconds is a good range of each shot of fireworks that night. You find your. It can be vary.

  6. After the firework finished, I shot 63 pictures of fireworks, 1 base picture, 1 picture of 2019 light.

  7. Edit your base picture as you're like.

  8. Select your favorite firework pictures. I selected 13 pictures from 63 pictures.

  9. Select the fireworks pictures, base picture, and 2019 light picture and edit them in layers in Photoshop.

  10. Make sure your base picture in at the bottom of the layers.

  11. Combine your base picture with the 2019 light by mask (option+mask) 2019 picture then paint (B) white color on Omni building to change 2018 to 2019. Please watch the video

  12. Select all your fireworks and change mode to Lighten.

    These are basic steps to edit firework pictures. Hope this help

Photograph a base picture and a picture with 2019 light on Omni hotel.

Photograph a base picture and a picture with 2019 light on Omni hotel.

Photograph firework itself can be very tricky. I always maintain firework pictures to be a little under exposure to keep detail. I started shooting with this set up. 4 seconds f/14 ISO 100 then I adjust f stop to maintain picture exposure. 4 second can be changed, it depends on how long each shot of firework last.

Photograph firework itself can be very tricky. I always maintain firework pictures to be a little under exposure to keep detail. I started shooting with this set up.
4 seconds f/14 ISO 100
then I adjust f stop to maintain picture exposure.
4 second can be changed, it depends on how long each shot of firework last.

Select all your pictures, fireworks, base, and 2019 light. Choose to open them as layers in Photoshop.

Select all your pictures, fireworks, base, and 2019 light. Choose to open them as layers in Photoshop.

This is the final picture from editing process above.

This is the final picture from editing process above.

The Final Image

This is my final picture and I didn’t combine all 13 firework pictures because it’s too much. You need to spend time crafting your work and this picture to be as you like.

This is my final picture and I didn’t combine all 13 firework pictures because it’s too much. You need to spend time crafting your work and this picture to be as you like.