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How to photograph New Years Eve Fireworks

You will need a tripod or a very steady hand so save the drinking until after midnight….

Seriously photographing fireworks is not rocket science (sorry) but a few tips would certainly make it more likely you will get some decent results that go with a bang (sorry).

These tutorials are full of the information you need to get sparkling (sorry) images rather than have you doing cart(catherine) wheels (sorry) in despair as you miss the final blow out.

Happy new year,may the next be better than the last.

From Digital Photo School we have these words of wisdom

Do you want to know how to photograph fireworks? With 4th July just days away I thought I’d refresh this article in which I give 10 Fireworks Photography tips to help you get started.

Fireworks Displays are something that evoke a lot of emotion in people as they are not only beautiful and spectacular to watch but they also are often used to celebrate momentous occasions.”...read on here

Jeff Wignall also has much useful help here

©Jeff Wignall

Photographing Fireworks

We are off to the massive firework display in South Parks this year, November 5th, Firework Night, yes I know that we see fireworks every month of the year for some celebration or other but Firework Night or sometimes Bonfire Night, there is a magic in the air, that and the baked potatoes, sausages, toffee apples and mugs of Bovril. Photographing fireworks requires techniques specific to the subject and although you can try to wing-it a bit of advice and preparation is a good idea to get the best results. This tutorial by Barry at Free Photo Resources is well put together and covers all the important stuff. If you plan to get your camera out to capture those brilliant and brief moments of splendour read here first

or if you prefer here are some more tutorials from:

Geoff Lawrence

Digital Photo School

Enticing the light

Jeff Wignall