Independence Day Fireworks

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Independence Day is just about here in America and I wanted to share some of my favorite firework photos from the past years a day early. If you have any photos you’d like to share, please link them in the comments below! Also be sure to check out some of the tutorials I posted below on how to photograph fireworks as well as create your very own fireworks in Photoshop.

Fireworks

by @robynw, on Flickr

Seattle New Year

Illuminations: Reflections of Earth by Matt Pasant, on Flickr

Illuminations: Reflections of Earth

Blue light special by Neil Kremer, on Flickr

Blue light special

God Bless America by Moniza*, on Flickr

God Bless America

Fourth on Lake Austin by Stuck in Customs, on Flickr

Fourth on Lake Austin

Disney – Illimunations – Reflections of Earth (1) (Explored) by Express Monorail, on Flickr

Disney - Illimunations - Reflections of Earth (1) (Explored)

Illuminations: Reflections of Earth by Matt Pasant, on Flickr

Illuminations: Reflections of Earth

by Darvin Atkeson, on Flickr

San Francisco New Years Fireworks - Happy New Year 2012

Mark Twain Fireworks #4 (Explored) by WJMcIntosh, on Flickr

Mark Twain Fireworks #4 (Explored)

Fireworks by Steve&Siewmei, on Flickr

Marina Bay New Year 2009 Fireworks

4th of July ShalerJump – Fireworks Celebration Strobist Style by ACME-Nollmeyer, on Flickr4th of July ShalerJump - Fireworks Celebration Strobist Style

Bridge to Next Island by =the=, on Flickr

Bridge to Next Island

by heartreef, on Flickr

london eye: new year 2007/8

celebration of light 2007 – vancouver, canada, fireworks by jonrawlinson, on Flickrcelebration of light 2007 - vancouver, canada, fireworks

Margret Hunt Hill Bridge – Dallas, TX by Fab05, on Flickr

Margret Hunt Hill Bridge - Dallas, TX

Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks 2011 @ New York City by mudpig, on FlickrMacy's Fourth of July Fireworks 2011 @ New York City

rainbow boom by mudpig, on Flickr

rainbow boom

Fireworks by casseybunn

Volksfest HDR Fireworks Manip

Some great photography I wasn’t able to embed:

Tutorials

How to Shoot Fireworks (My 4th of July Tradition) – Scott Kelby

How to Photograph Fireworks Displays – Digital Photography School

How to Shoot [photograph] Fireworks – chasejarvis

Photoshop: Abstract Fireworks – Iceflow Studios

My Collection of Tutorials:

After Effects: Basic Fireworks

Create a Bottle Rocket in Illustrator

Photoshop: Abstract Fireworks

Taking Photographs of Fireworks

Bonus Videos

Slow motion aerial birds eye view of fireworks exploding — filmed with a GoPro HD

Fireworks From the Air

Pretty cool aerial view of fireworks.

and of course…

The Ultimate Fireworks Fail Compilation

Have fun shooting fireworks on the 4th! Again, if you have anything you’d like to share, leave a comment below!

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Written by Robert Carreno

Robert began making video tutorials on YouTube nearly 7 years ago. Teaching Photoshop and Sony Vegas, he’s made over 250 video tutorials helping almost 6 million people and has been recognized by Sony. He loves being able to share his knowledge with others and inspiring them to create something awesome.

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