How to photograph Independence Day fireworks

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This week in the United States we’ll celebrate our nation’s independence. In Philadelphia, America’s birthplace and its first capital, that means after a concert at the foot of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, with more than a half million people in attendance, all will also enjoy one of the largest, most spectacular fireworks displays in the nation, with many more watching on television.

If you’re in Philadelphia, look for me shooting the festivities and fireworks, just southeast of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Here are some of my tips so you can photograph the fireworks near you like a pro, using your digital camera:
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