First you need to find where the fireflies are located. They are usually found in fields or on the edge of wooded areas. Seek the fireflies in tall grasses or hanging trees. Fireflies can also be found in your backyards near flower or vegetable gardens.
You should take pictures at a close range as it is very difficult to capture details in dark. If you see pictures of fireflies over a pond then those are altered digitally.
Use cameras with larger aperture lens. This will control the amount of light exposure.
Digitally enhance fireflies
After you capture a photo, you need to digitally enhance the fireflies with software such as Photoshop. You need to show the fireflies as they are glowing.
Seek a male firefly which is about to die
Find a male firefly which is about to die. You can easily take photos of a dying firefly as they will move slowly. In addition to this, the dying firefly will glow more.
Catch fireflies and take photos
You can take photos of the fireflies after catching them. You should dim or turn off the lights of your house. Both inside and outdoor lights should be turned off. Then use flashlight and copy fireflies’ pattern by shining up and down. Use a net to catch the firefly and then place it in a jar. Catch more fireflies if you want to take snaps of many. Free the fireflies after you have done your work.
Use diluted honey
Instead of taking photos of a captured firefly, you can put them in a jar containing diluted honey. When firefly consumes this honey, his life and glow prolongs. In addition to this, the firefly moves slowly and you can capture its photos easily.