Grapevine Summer Blast 2013

Nat Geo: Photographing Fireworks

How to Photograph Fireworks Displays

WikiHow How to Photograph Fireworks

Equipment Requirements:

  1. Camera
  2. Tripod
  3. Remote Shutter Release
  4. Lens
    1. Full Frame: 50mm - 200mm
    2. APS-c: 30mm - 125mm
    From Rockledge Park a couple years ago the images ranged from 70mm to 105mm using a 70-200mm lens to include both the fireworks and the reflection. If just the fireworks are of interest then the 100-200mm range would be more useful.
  5. Pre focus at light, hard to focus at night.




Sunset on August 15, 2014 is at 8:12 PM. Grapevine Fireworks displays start at 9:30 p.m. They last only twelve minutes! The time to get your camera setup and aligned is before 9:30 p.m. There are several experienced photographers on this shoot to to help with any questions.

More information at "Friday Night Fireworks".



Depart Sams Parking Lot @ Coit & Bush at 6:30 PM.

Arrive Grapevine RockledgePark by 7:00 PM.

Beaucoup Boom Boom at 9:30.


Route to Rockledge Park

Rockledge Park Vantage Point