How to blend 3 fireworks shots into 1!

NYE2013 compI posted this image onto my Facebook and Google Plus pages during the week. I used 3 different fireworks shots and blended them together. I actually didn’t do a great job, and a few of you picked me up on that…. Thanks! I was on my way out to an appointment when the urge came over me to blend them together so I rushed it… Anyway, let’s not get sidetracked.

One of the most challenging things I have photographed is fireworks, and when I started to process the photos I started to think to myself wouldn’t it be great if I had a better shot of all the fireworks launch spots in action together, so I decided to do just that.

After posting the pic up on my social media I got a lot of you asking me how to do it. It really is quite simple and I suggest you check out youtube for a video on ‘layer masking’ if you don’t know how to do it.

Here is a quick video I put together showing you how I made the photo above in Photoshop!

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Playing with my new Tilt Shift and some old Trams

I headed out with some photography mates this morning to an old tram shed. I really like this type of thing as it is different to what I usually shoot. I took my new 45mm tilt shift lens with me too, I haven’t had much time with this lens and was happy with the end result. I have already been asked several time what a ’tilt shift’ lens is all about, so I will make a video for you soon!

Old Trams


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