fireworks Archive

Best IllumiNations Viewing Spots

This post highlights the best viewing spots for the IllumiNations fireworks at Epcot in Walt Disney World. Here we will provide some general tips about the best locations, and point out the best of these on a map of World Showcase. I’ve watched and photographed IllumiNations way too many times (actually, you can never see

Best Magic Kingdom Fireworks Spots

Watching the Magic Kingdom fireworks can be the highlight of a trip to Walt Disney World, but due to crowds and other factors, finding the best spot to watch Wishes!, or other seasonal fireworks shows, can be difficult. I’ve watched and photographed the fireworks in the Magic Kingdom probably around 100 times, and have gotten

How To Photograph Fireworks eBook!

Do you wish you could photograph fireworks better? Do you have difficulty photographing fireworks? If the answer to either of these questions is “yes,” you should check out the new eBook I co-authored, detailing how to photograph fireworks. The eBook, called Fireworks Photography, is a collaborative effort between me and those crazy hooligans, Cory and

Here Comes the Christmas 2012 Grand Finale!

If the Christmas season were a fireworks show, we’d be nearing the grand finale. The presents are wrapped, the food is prepared, and one of our smaller family gatherings just concluded, leaving the house empty and quiet for the rest of the night. Of course, tomorrow morning the “grand finale” will occur, in the form

Illuminations: Peace on Earth Photo

Illuminations: Reflections of Earth with the Peace on Earth tag is one of my favorite aspects of Christmas at Walt Disney World. One of my other favorite aspects is the Osborne Lights. Unfortunately, we only had one night last weekend to try to see both. Disney’s Hollywood Studios closed at 8 pm and Epcot closed

HalloWishes Fireworks – Short(!) Exposure

Before our October 2012 Walt Disney World trip, I came to a realization: I had not photographed Magic Kingdom fireworks in a “normal” manner since October 2009, when I used a Nikon D90. Since then, I had been using either a fisheye lens (for perimeter bursts) or a neutral density filter (for more chaotic photos).

40 Awesometacular Fireworks Photos!

As we approach the Fourth of July, it seems fitting to focus on “America” in the Disney theme parks. Walt Disney World and Disneyland are rife with Americana and Patriotic displays. The reason for this stems all the way back to Walt Disney himself, who loved America. He himself was probably as American as anyone

Carthay Circle Restaurant Fireworks View

One of the best aspects of a dinner at Carthay Circle Restaurant at Disney California Adventure is that you can watch the fireworks from the terrace if you dine at the right time. If you’re considering dining at Carthay Circle Restaurant you will want to read our full review, but for now let’s take a