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Illuminations – Reflections of Italy

By | June 10th, 2016|Categories: Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It has been a while since I've done a fireworks image so I figured the time was due. This shot was taken from the Italy Pavilion and is a series of bursts near the beginning of the show.  I used a 6-stop ND filter for the show and this particular exposure was 40 seconds. Just prior [...]

All Their Wishes Part 2

By | April 8th, 2016|Categories: Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Today’s shot is once again a collaboration shot with my wife Erika. She had several shots from this showing of Wishes I wanted to edit and so now I’ve come back and edited a second one. You can follow her on Instagram @emcooperphoto. […]

Be Our Guest Wishes Part 2

By | March 4th, 2016|Categories: Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It’s Friday once again so I decided to process another Be Our Guest Wishes shot for Fireworks Friday. This was my first time attempting Wishes from this location but it went really well. I like the added bonus of not having a thousand people hovering right around me so that I actually have some elbow room. [...]

A Thousand Wishes

By | January 1st, 2016|Categories: Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What perfect timing for a Fireworks Friday shot of Wishes on the 1st day of the year. This is my 2nd posted sequence from this shooting of Wishes. The only thing I'm not thrilled with are the white side bursts that go off in this sequence. It would look a lot better without them as all [...]

Illuminations from Japan 102 Seconds

By | December 11th, 2015|Categories: Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Shooting Illuminations from Japan is still my favorite spot to shoot Illuminations after all these years. Truthfully its probably the most popular spot among photographers. If you arrive early you can get setup on Teppan Edo's balcony with no one in front of you. This location offers you excellent height and offers interesting foreground elements such [...]

Land of Fantasy & Wishes

By | November 27th, 2015|Categories: Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

I didn't have any real plans for shooting Wishes this night but I knew I wasn't gonna bother shooting from in front of Cinderella Castle. I was in Fantasyland about 30 minutes before the show and originally was hoping to try and shoot from the balcony of the Pinocchio Haus but it was roped off. That [...]

Let’s All Make a Wish

By | November 20th, 2015|Categories: Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I have to admit I'm a sucker for the classic Wishes shot in front of Partners. I'm not a big fan of the 2.5 hour wait to pull it off however. When I arrived this area already had people sitting at almost every spot around Partners. I was just able to get a spot, though I [...]

Be Our Guest’s Wishes of a Magic Kingdom

By | November 13th, 2015|Categories: Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Today's shot isn't necessarily anything that hasn't been done before but I felt the need to try something different for Wishes that wasn't from in front of Cinderella Castle but wasn't so crazy that it would be foolish to try. Seeing also as I had Be Our Guest dinner reservations roughly an hour and a half [...]

Japan Illuminations Ultra Wide 172 Seconds

By | November 6th, 2015|Categories: Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I have shot from this location many times as I know many other photographers have. It's kinda the go to location for great Illuminations shots. I've never shot it with my Nikon 14-24 however as I usually prefer to shoot with an ND filter and I've never had one for that lens until this trip. As [...]

Editing Fireworks – Illuminations

By | August 31st, 2015|Categories: Tutorial|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Wow, I'm already up to Episode 9 in my Disney Photo editing series. This week I teach you how to edit your fireworks photos using a shot from Illuminations. Follow along as I show you techniques in Lightroom and Photoshop to make your fireworks photos look amazing.