Welcome to month eleven of 2015, Remember,
Remember the 5th of November and Fireworks. Now the evenings in the UK are dark
and many local communities around the UK have firework night attractions there
is ample opportunity for photographers to practice both night time photography
and see if they can catch a colourful spectacle.
Within the pages of this resource you will find an
that will give you some useful pointers and tips for achieving good firework
photos, including using a tripod and if you have one a remote release cable.
Take a look and find out how best to capture that glowing warm bonfire in front
of you or the sky full of coloured explosions.
November in the South West, particularly Somerset,
is also Illuminated Carnival season, with mega trucks crawling along high
streets pulling large trailers of light bulbs and people having fun, many to
music. The largest of these,
an amazing spectacle, with over 100 floats, some over 100ft long, illuminated
with around 20,000 lights. When you go along on the 7th, make sure you go early
to get in front of the crowds, you will not be disappointed. Check out our
Photographing carnivals with lights
for hints and tips to get the best pictures.
Sticking with the theme of photographing lights
at night there are also other opportunities as the month progresses, with the
larger cities like Cardiff, Edinburgh, London starting their Winter Wonderland
extravaganzas which include fairgrounds, ice rinks etc. You may find
Photographing fun fairs
useful. Also on the 27th is the
Westonbirt Arboretum - Enchanted Christmas, nr Tetbury, in Gloucestershire,
where at the weekends, they light up a mile of its woodland in the run up to
Christmas, and you might find our
Photographing coloured lights in forest/woodland settings
article helpful for this task.
Explore our diary for other opportunities
taking place throughout the UK, some will be near you, but if not then our
Photographing Street scenes at night
and just walk outside your front gate and see what your local street has to
offer. If you're quiet enough you may even come across the local wildlife!