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Let’s Make Some Fireworks!

Posted on November 4, 2014 by Elsa under Coffee Break, Theimagefile, Tutorials

Tomorrow is Bonfire Night. The one day of the year when it’s socially acceptable to burn a fake man on a giant fire in the middle of your local town. Who wants to miss out on THAT excitement?

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We’ve all pulled together to bring you a couple of useful and fun posts to get you sorted for tomorrow night. Today and tomorrow we’re going to be posting about everything from useful photo and safety tips (so you can really enjoy those fireworks) to food suggestions and maybe even a little peek at what our Team got up to in their spare time. So keep your eyes peeled!

But first, let’s get the serious advice out the way…

Get ready to enjoy those fireworks…Whether they’re a professional display or an amateur attempt in the back garden they’re beautiful, exciting and a spectacle to watch, so don’t miss out. If you’re worried about failing to capture those fleeting moments…have no fear, Fix A Photo is here! Below we’ve linked a really useful video from the Adobe guru Gavin Hoey, explaining how to do justice to those beautiful explosions. We honestly can’t say enough about Gavin, he really is an Adobe genius, so go and check out his advice!

We know you know all the information written below, but just to keep our pulses down and our photographers being able to take fabulous photos we’ve put together some safety tips, just give it a scan…

Safety Tips!

  • When you light your bonfire, do NOT use petrol, paraffin or other flammable liquids.
  • Check that animals and children are a safe distance away.
  • Light fireworks at arms length with a taper and stand well back.
  • Put finished sparklers hot end down into a bucket of cold water, they can stay really hot for a long time.
  • Have a great time but be sensible with alcohol.

Now get out there and enjoy the evening. Remember to take your camera and send us any photos, we’d love to know what you all got up to! You can send them via any of our social media or by email. Also, keep checking our Facebook, Twitter, Google+ pages and right here to find out what other bits we’ve got planned for Bonfire Night and all the exciting things coming up soon! (ooo mysterious…)