You want to learn how to capture fireworks and would like it to be in a nice ebook? Than this is for you. I put together a 25 page ebook, specially for those who want to lean how to take photos of fireworks. And with not so many times when you can get those, it’s always best to know as much about it as possible.

In this ebook you will learn:

  • what you need to take fireworks shots
  • what to look for
  • how to setup your camera
  • how to edit a captured photo
  • see one of my photos from start to finish

And all in this handy pdf eBook. It perfect to read on a tablet.

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Here you can see a little preview, and few of my other fireworks shots I took using the method described in the book.

Capturing Fireworks
Capturing Fireworks
Capturing Fireworks
Capturing Fireworks

Colorful explosion
St. Stephen's Day Celebrations

On this page I will share with you all the eBooks I have written. Only one for now, but everyone has to start somewhere :)

Capturing fireworks – what you need to capture fireworks, camera settings and more

Because of the New years, I missed this weeks processing post. But to correct this, there will be one today. And from next week, it will get back to a processing post every Tuesday. So for today I chosen a photo from Paris, taken from the Tour Montparnasse.

Above Paris

So to get this photo, I as always started in Lightroom. I corrected the white balance and the crooked horizon. After that I exported all the files as 16bit Tiffs and loaded them into Oloneo Photoengine. There I only changed the strength, as that’s all I needed. Using Bridge, I then loaded all the files into layers in Photoshop. From there I did the following tweaks (layers numbered from bottom up):

1. Oloneo Photoengine result
2. 0EV exposure to recover the shadows using a hand-painted mask
3. -2EV exposure to darken the sky even more
4. Color Efex pro contrast, to get more local contrast in the image. Of course I removed the effect from the clouds
5. Color balance on the whole image, as it was too purple
6. High Pass sharpening
7. Added more contrast through a basic midtones mask
8. Desaturated the blue channel on the most saturated areas
9. A little more pro contrast, I felt like I need more detail in the city
10. Added contrast by using curves


And that was all. Please continue to the full post to see the 0EV exposure and the Oloneo result or to the original blog post to see the exif info for this image.

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