The 4th of July is coming up in the United States. That means fireworks displays all over the country.
Now is the time to figure out where you’re going to stand so you can get magnificent photos of your local display.
I suggest you start doing your research now. Figure out the launching location. This is usually published in the local newspaper or municipal website. Then figure out where you’re going to stand so there’s an interesting foreground.
If possible, scout the area ahead of time. I know that sounds crazy and obsessive but there are a lot of photographers out there. I guarantee five other photographers have found the same location.
(I found my spot and scouted the area during my morning walk. I have my prime location and two other contingency locations.)
Consider getting into location early. That might mean two-hours ahead of time in super crowded locations. Maybe only thirty minutes for a small town display. Go ahead and break it to your family that you need to be on location ahead of time. Get everyone prepared.