National Geographic Daily News

Fireworks, Manhattan

Photograph by Diane Cook and Len Jenschel, National Geographic

Fourth of July fireworks line up over the High Line in New York City.

Photo Tip: The long exposures required for firework photography mean slow shutter speeds. Keep your camera motionless by using a sturdy tripod and a shutter release cord. When shooting a scene that includes not just the sky but also other elements like a cityscape, keeping the horizon line straight is particularly important. Make sure your camera is level on the tripod.

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