Fireworks The best in the North East

This is probably one of the best Fireworks displays in the North East.

Yes I know the fireworks have ended in most parts of the uk or world but we have new years fast approaching so you might get a change to photograph the fireworks then if you missed out.

Fireworks can be quite difficult to photograph, this was probably one of my best years shooting them to be honest. The image below was taken at the Infinity bridge in Stockton, only the actual fireworks are kind of set off in the same place so it makes it hard to actually get a photo with multiple fireworks in like this.

The best thing to do is take a load of multiple shots and make a composite in photoshop. Ill leave discussing that for now. but basically you layering and moving images around and blend them all together like this.

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But of course you dont have to make a composite,  you could simply just take single explosions, either way your definitely going to come away with something special. But if you want to know exactly how I made this shot, then please comment or get in touch, im sure i can make a video on it.

Most of the images were shot at about 4 seconds | iso100-iso320 | F9 | @12mm

When shooting these types of images  there is certain equipment you must have have, a tripod is a must and your camera of course. thats the main items you need, nothing special.

You can long exposures by trying lightpainting,  This can be a fun project to do around the house


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Here is a list of gear I use for my photography (affiliate links)

Sony A6000
Sony 55-200mm
Samyang 85mm f1.4
Samyang 12mm f2
Velbon ultra Tripod 
Manfrotto 055 Tripod
Tripod head
Nisi V5 Pro
Lee 10 stop

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  1. 16th November 2018 / 6:04 am

    I did wonder if it was a composite. Bloody great shot though.

  2. 16th November 2018 / 11:58 am

    Great shot. We tried this year but weren’t as successful as you, should have read this post first! Great linky, I shall be back for more tips :-) #MyPhotoFriday

  3. 18th November 2018 / 5:30 am

    NOw my question is how you compose the reflections on the water! I’d never get it to be that good. Love the picture though. My firework pics this year just don’t compare. #mysundayphoto

    • 18th November 2018 / 8:18 am

      Thanks John. I would say it was really easy but it depends on your photoshop skills. It didn’t take long to do either. I will be more than happy to make a video tutorial for you if will help?

  4. 18th November 2018 / 8:18 am

    I’ve played with photographing fireworks before, had some successes but not many. This year I didn’t even try it again as we never went to any decent public displays (at least not whilst it was dry anyway!). Never tried compiling a composite image though. Great shot! #MySundayPhoto

    • 18th November 2018 / 8:20 am

      Thanks. It can be a hard subject. As all images you see like this are composites so it. An make people think it’s easy. I started with light painting. That’s a good subject to get into. There’s always New Years to get some

  5. 18th November 2018 / 9:24 am

    Gorgeous photo, love the colours in it.

    They’re a tricky subject to get right

    Thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto

  6. 18th November 2018 / 5:18 pm

    Gorgeous photo – fab colours and great atmosphere.

  7. 18th November 2018 / 6:53 pm

    Wow! What an amazing photo! The colours are fabulous x

  8. 18th November 2018 / 8:09 pm

    wow that is a brilliant capture, really like the vibrant colours X #myphotofriday

  9. 19th November 2018 / 8:38 am

    fantastic photo and great reflection of the colours #mysundayphoto

  10. 19th November 2018 / 1:52 pm

    I think a video on how you achieved this wonderful photo would be a great idea. #MyPhotoFriday

  11. 27th November 2018 / 6:09 pm

    Awesome photos as always mate. We should hook up for an adventure some time next year so I can pinch some tips off you. Thanks for joining us on #adventurecalling. We’re open again for new posts in the morning.

    • 28th November 2018 / 11:31 am

      Haha. Cheers mate. I would be up for a weekend of photography. Definitely. Let’s get that sorted. Meet half way between where we live?

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