Photograph the Best of Riverfire 2011!

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Grasstree Photography is proud to announce we will be running a Fireworks Workshop on September 3 in front
of the magnificent Brisbane Riverfire Festival.

David and Kane have photographed Riverfire on numerous occasions, they know the best place to get that priceless shot.

“Dump and Burn” by David de Groot

We will guide you through the necessary settings and techniques to photograph fireworks – not just at Riverfire, but anywhere.

What You Get

  • Experienced photographic help on hand to help you get that magic shot – there is a 30 minute window of fireworks, we will help you snap beautiful fireworks shots.
  • Optimal vantage point for getting the best shots.
  • Some food and drinks provided.


$250.00 per person (4 students maximum).

“The Waterfall” by Kane Gledhill

You should be able to arrive between 1pm and 3pm. Any later and access will be difficult, so plan on spending 7 hours on site.

“The Waterfall” by Kane Gledhill

Minimum Equipment Requirements

Shooting fireworks requires a DSLR camera. Your camera must fit into at least the following range of cameras:

  • Canon 300D to 550D, 1000D
  • Canon 10D to 50D
  • Canon 7D, 5D, 1D/1Ds
  • Nikon D40 to D90, D100 to D300s, D700, D1 to D3 (including s, x and h variants)

If you are unsure if your camera will be suitable please contact us before making a booking.

While it is possible to get excellent results with a film SLR, this is not offered due to the lack of immediate feedback.

You will need:

  • A sturdy tripod. “Video” tripods are not recommended.
  • A remote release, either wired or infrared.
  • A small torch is highly recommended as the location is quite dark after the event and very busy. A torch ensures you leave with all the gear you brought with you.
  • A wide angle lens. This means for the most part, a lens in the range of 10mm to 24mm for most cameras (or 16 mm to 35mm for full frame cameras – if you don’t know if you have a full frame camera, assume you don’t).

Missing any of this equipment? Contact us early and we may be able to arrange a hire for the day (at extra cost to you).

And, of course, there is more to Riverfire than just the fireworks…

“The Roulettes” by David de Groot

Workshop Cost



This course is now closed, please let us know if you would like to pre-book for future issues.

Last updated February 26th, 2012 by

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