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.
Go early to pick the best spot and set up your camera.
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.
After you found a good picture that can be your base picture for the final firework picture.
DO NOT MOVE YOUR CAMERA.
Get ready to photograph fireworks. I maintain fireworks pictures to be a little under exposure.
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.
After the firework finished, I shot 63 pictures of fireworks, 1 base picture, 1 picture of 2019 light.
Edit your base picture as you're like.
Select your favorite firework pictures. I selected 13 pictures from 63 pictures.
Select the fireworks pictures, base picture, and 2019 light picture and edit them in layers in Photoshop.
Make sure your base picture in at the bottom of the layers.
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
Select all your fireworks and change mode to Lighten.
These are basic steps to edit firework pictures. Hope this help