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Tips for enjoying Bonfire Night


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Bonfire Night is just around the corner and we can't wait. There's something about layering up and heading out with friends or family to watch the fireworks, huddling together like penguins and sipping on a hot chocolate (loaded with marshmallows and sprinkles for me, please).

We've pulled together our tips for making the most out of Bonfire Night, take a look.

Stay warm

Think hat, gloves, scarf, winter coat and boots. It'll be hard to enjoy yourself if you're shivering the whole time so wrap up warm and enjoy your evening.

Take a flask of hot chocolate with you to warm you up or buy some cheap hand warmers to put inside your gloves (they work wonders!).

Go to organised displays

We hate to be a killjoy, but organised displays do tend to be a lot safer than at-home fireworks because, let's face it, these people know what they're doing.

They also tend to be more impressive and enjoyable as they're better organised (you're not waiting for your friend to run around the garden lighting the fireworks!).

Take a look at our list of local firework displays.

Treat yourself

This is the time to indulge in toasted marshmallows, hot drinks, toffee apples and stuffed jacket potatoes, so make the most of it!

Take some decent photos

Fed up of blurry firework photos or not capturing them in time? All you need is your iPhone and these super simple tips: 

  • Turn off your flash! It will only brighten up the area around you, plus fireworks look much better against a dark background
  • Enable HDR so that it captures each photo in different exposures (exposure = the amount of light and plays a key part in how light or dark your photos are)
  • Clear some space. Hands up if you go to take a photo and you get the 'storage full' message...yeah, us too...
  • Use burst mode by holding the camera button down for several seconds. This will take multiple photos so you're bound to capture at least a few good pictures!
  • Play around with time lapse. Set your phone up using a tripod or holding it if you have super steady hands, and select the time lapse function. Then sit back, relax and take a look once the fireworks are finished (you can thank us later)

Have a great time this Fireworks Night and remember to stay safe and wrap up warm. We would love to see your photos, so use the hashtag #UniSuffolkPhoto on your Instagram or Twitter pics!

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