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 Adam, who run the excellent Disney Photography Blog.
After many months of grueling work on what can be called both a labor of love and a painstaking task (seriously, who would have ever guessed that writing a book would be so much work?!), we are proud to finally release the finished version.
WARNING: Sales Pitch Ahead!!!
The book currently weighs in at just over 50 pages, with great advice for both DSLR users and Point & Shoot camera users. If you’re more of a visual learner, don’t worry, as we included some pretty pictures along the way, too. And since we still have nightmares about school, we tried to distance ourselves as much as possible from sounding like a dry textbook. What does that mean? An over-abundance of corny jokes!!! For those out there with short attention spans, fear not, as we point out some of the really important stuff in little blurbs on the sidebars of the books. Basically, we made a great effort to cover absolutely every important aspect of photographing fireworks at Disneyland and Walt Disney World–and beyond!
The book’s chapters, in order, are:
- Using a DSLR
- Using a Point and Shoot
- Using a Neutral Density Filter
- Country Shutter Technique
- Post Processing
The book starts by reviewing the basic equipment that is needed for photographing fireworks. We then cover basic settings that you need to know and understand to capture perfect fireworks photos with a DSLR. The next chapter is dedicated to Point and Shoot settings. Composition has it’s own chapter as we review why good composition is essential for fireworks photos. That is followed by information on using a neutral density filter. We continue by discussing the Country Shutter technique and how having a baseball cap with you can help produce better fireworks photos. Finally we cover Post Processing in detail and give you tips that will take your fireworks photos from “good” to “great!”
Why An eBook?
I have no idea. I honestly don’t even know what an eBook is. Okay, I kid. We decided to publish this as an eBook for a few reasons. First, it kept costs down substantially, and allows us to offer it to you for a fraction of the price that a paper book would have cost. Second, because a lot of the material in the book has in-the-field usefulness, and it’s a lot easier to pull up the book quickly on your phone or other PDF reading device than it is to carry around a book. Finally, an eBook is dynamic in nature, meaning that we can offer FREE updates to the book as technology changes or there are hot new tips of which we think you should be aware. This all made the decision a no-brainer for us.
The best part of all? If you think the book totally sucks, we offer a hassle-free 100% money-back guarantee!
We hope you will check out the book and hopefully purchase a copy for yourself, all of your family members, your neighbors, your grocer, random people you see on the street, and your dog. Probably not your fish, though, as fish can’t read eBooks. You can visit the web site for the book at HowToPhotographFireworks.com or purchase it directly by clicking here. As mentioned above, very purchase made will receive any updates that are made to Fireworks Photography for free.
Post any questions you have below. If you’ve purchased the book and want to leave a review (negative or positive), please post it below, too!
I really want to buy your book but all the links I click say expired domain! Any idea what I’m doing wrong?
Sorry, it’s no longer available. 🙁
I was looking through your photo tips for any fireworks photography tips – besides the ND post – and came across this. Sad to see the fireworks ebook is gone! Do you have any other books/sites/posts you would recommend for fireworks photography? Even just an overview, such as your Dark Ride photo tips and Electrical Parade photo tips? I DEFINITELY got some ideas from the ND and other posts, but love learning as much as I can 😉
Or hey, maybe you’ll just make a new ebook in the future that I’ll have to buy! 😉
I downloaded it and it’s a good read. Can’t wait until November to put it to use.
I’ve been frantically searching for fireworks shows around Iowa so I can practice a bit, but after the 4th of July, there aren’t many opportunities.
Is this beneficial to people with average cameras?
There is a whole section on point and shoot cameras, if that’s what you’re asking.
Although those with advanced DSLRs will get more use out of the eBook, what prevents those with average cameras from taking good fireworks photos more than anything else is a lack of knowledge and proper technique, not their equipment holding them back.
Congrats on the book Tom (and co-writers). I just purchased it and can’t wait to read it.
Thanks for taking the time to share your tips… and a super huge Thanks to Sarah for “sharing” her husband a lot more than usual while you were writing it. *smile*
Thanks for the purchase–hope you enjoy the book!
Looks great! I’ve picked up a copy and already have it on my dropbox account for easy reference in the parks! (Obviously I’ll read it before then too…)
Awesome–hope you enjoy it!!!!
Congrats on the new book Tom! Looks like a great pickup
Thanks, Matt. Hope you don’t wait too long for those fireworks at the Studios! 😉