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

http://youtu.be/D5jI92Ht99Y

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