Busan fireworks festival

Busan Fireworks Festival 2013


For years now I have drooled over the shots of the Gwangan Bridge ablaze with fireworks. I tried to get in position but the crowds and the traffic threw me off. My wife and I got close last year but gave up in the end when the police started moving everyone back. Thus, all we got to see were the backs of peoples heads.

Fireworks Fail

With no fireworks I had to resort to photoshop…

So after the articles and advice I went to the exact WRONG place. However, to be honest, there was a bit of misunderstanding and that happens sometimes. Basically, the story went that my wife and I had a meeting in Haeudae for a project that we are doing. The lady lives in the iPark directly across from Gwangali. So, we sort of thought that we could just get right on to the roof and shoot from there. Sadly she didn’t really understand why we wanted to go up there and didn’t think that it was a good idea.

Photographing the Busan Fireworks Festival 2012 Pt.2

If you haven’t read the first post you can read it here. At any rate, I am going to elaborate more on the topic and provide some great information about actually getting decent shots from this weekend. Since this will be my first actual time heading there with the intent of capturing images and not just enjoying the moment, I will be showing images of past firework events that I have been to. Don’t worry the information and techniques will be exactly the same.

Photographing the Busan Fireworks Festival 2012 Pt.1

So the big day is coming up down here and there has been a lot of talk about where the best place to shoot is, what time to start, where to go etc.  PeterDeMarco has offered up some great information on the subject over on the Busan Lightstalkers page and I thought I would add some details in to help those who are thinking about going.


When to go

the whole event starts this Friday at 3 pm with a street parade. The K-pop concert will follow at 7. However the fireworks don’t start until Saturday. Now, according to the site there will be a “Fireworks Concert” starting the countdown to the fireworks.

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