Free Lightroom Preset - Colorful Fireworks and Long Exposures

Create exciting fireworks photography with this free preset for Lightroom

Fireworks can be a tricky subject to shoot and edit. Precise timing, low light, bright explosions, and smoke can all create difficult shooting conditions. For shooting, I like to stick to about 1/40 second, ISO 800, f/2.8 as a base and adjust from there to dial in the correct exposure. If you have a tripod, you can go up to 1-2 seconds to create long exposures showing more of the bloom of each firework. 

For editing, this preset will help you develop the vibrant colors, wide dynamic range, and even hide some of the smoke or glare created from the fireworks. Play with the white balance and exposure sliders to get the look just right, and feel free share your edits in the comments below. Grab your free preset by signing up for our newsletter (we will never spam you)!

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