IMG_9991 There is something very magical about fireworks and sparklers, they instantly fill me with happiness and they bring back so many nostalgic memories. Traditionally every year on the 5th November there are bonfire nights and firework displays around Great Britain and the sky looks the prettiest it’s looked all year. Now that you’ve all sussed out the fact that this time of the year is my favourite, It would be wrong not to include some sparkler photos. I remember trying to do these with my friends and we would always be so thrilled when they came out semi-decent and they went up as our myspace profile photos immediately. The trick is to use a tripod and a very slow shutter speed in order to capture the light movement. You also want to be able to see that you’re holding a sparkler though, as they are so pretty and twinkly. spark8 spark6 spark4 spark2 spark1

For the past few years I haven’t been able to go to a fireworks display but have desperately wanted to go to one. They are my absolute favourite. Luckily, where I live I can see so many displays going off, some to music! Last year I sang along to Frozen songs whilst watching lot’s of blue and white fireworks dart across the sky (absolute heaven). Do you have any plans to see a fireworks display this year? Do you also share my love of fireworks and sparklers? 

Send me your sparkler photos on Twitter and Instagram: @ZozeeBo


Camera Settings: 

ISO: 100 – Aperture: 7.1 – Exposure: 13 seconds (for writing my name – obviously this can vary depending on what you want to write out or draw) Also don’t forget that with writing something, you then have to flip the photo in order for it to read the right way. You don’t need to learn how to write things backwards haha! 

  • Negar Esmaeili

    Awesome Pictures Zoe!!!

  • Kalina Georgieva

    Sooo pretty! xx

  • Danielle Mac

    I love how you wrote your name.

    Danielle Mac

  • Joyce

    Awesome how you did this! Really love the pictures!

  • Wow, those are amazing pictures! Looks great (: I live in Holland and we only have fireworks and things like that during New Year’s, unfortunately.

  • Stephanie

    I do this every year and it’s such fun! Great idea to share your tips with everyone!

    Stephanie xxx

  • Those photos are gorgeous!

    Laura |

  • I love all of these photos so much, I think I’ll definitely be playing around with my camera settings tonight!

    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

  • beautiful pictures.

  • Laura Cottam

    So beautiful, our firework display banned sparklers this year which was a bit of a shame.
    Laura xxx

  • Sparklers always make Bonfire Night better, they are like mini fireworks in your hand haha. I love these photos :)

  • Cate Elise

    Erm your photos are INCREDIBLE. I wish I could do that – I may be 28 but I would still make it my Facebook profile pic haha. Excited for tonight! xxxx

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  • Wow this looks amazing! I so want to try this with my camera x

  • elisaberry

    These pictures look sooo cool! We don’t have bonfire night in the Netherlands so I’ll have to wait for New Years eve :(

  • Trudy Johanna

    These photos are so lovely Zoe!
    TrudyJohanna x

  • Lovely pictures, Zoe! I’ve never played with sparklers before but it sounds fun! ♥

  • Claire Elsley

    Gorgeous photographs. I love how they took over this blog post! Also love how you jotted down the camera settings.

  • Bijou

    I live In Australia now, but I’m from New Zealand and we do this, and its called ‘guyforks day’. It is so amazing and they don’t celebrate it in Aussie so I miss it a lot !! But I remember being a child and watching it from my friends house across the city and it was so so pretty! Amazing photos as well we have just done long exposure shots at school.
    Bijou xxx

  • I absolutely love these photos! I’ve never really played with sparklers like that before but now I can’t wait to try!
    I wish we celebrated “Guy Fawkes Night” here in Greece.
    Love you lots Zoe! xx

  • These photos are amazing!! :-) Really have to try that as well soon!

    Melanie | Lilies Beauty

  • Pips

    I am desperatly trying to go to a bonfire night and I really hope I get to! This post has just made me want to go even more! xxx

  • Charlese Conolly

    That last photo looks amazing! I have to do this now *buys sparklers*.

  • Loving these photos! It looks so cool! X

  • Amazing! I’m going to do this on Diwali <3

  • Rachel

    Awesome pictures! =)

    Rachel x

  • Emma

    Beautiful photos!! We used to have sparkler nights all the time when I was a little kid. Must get my hands on some sparklers! How fun!! x

  • Ingrid

    You have a REALLY beautiful heart! And you`re also very beautiful, inside out! :) <3 Love from Ingrid :-)

  • I love photos with slow shutter speeds like that! Always so cool x

  • Charlotte Lane

    I love this time of the year so much!! I remember shooting a Catherine Wheel and Sparklers for my Photography A Level’s and it was so much fun and I always got so excited when a picture/shape/word was actually clear enough to see! It was very rewarding haha! Love your photo’s xo

    Char |

  • Sanna Norrman

    I have always wondered how people take such good photos. When I tried this out it looked like a mess. Thank you , great photos!

  • I love this time of year, I totally prefer Bonfire night to Halloween. I can’t wait to go and see all the pretty fireworks in the sky! Also, these photos are amazing Zoe! xx

  • OMG how cool! The pics are lovely!
    Jabeen x

  • Layla

    It’s my favorite time of the year as well! Love the photo’s, they look awesome! :)

  • Sadly, we don’t celebrate these things here. *le pouting*. Thank god that your blog exists. I get to enjoy your experience of Halloween too since we don’t really celebrate that too. :( Xx

    • Jemma – Rose

      Don’t be sad, We celebrate them here. *Where are you from?* I know, Thank you god that Zoe’s blog exists. Yes, No worries. :) Xx

      • Malaysia lol! Thank you! All the hugs and kisses Xx

        • Loh Britney

          Im from malaysia too!! Sadly…..

          • Well Hi then! What part of Malaysia may I ask? Xxx

          • Loh Britney

            Lol. Penang …. How about you?

          • KL :)

      • Mila S

        This post is stunning😭😍

        x M

    • Jemma – Rose

      Do not be sad, We celebrate them in New Zealand. *Is that french?* Thank you god that your blog exists Zoe. Yes her experience of halloween is very different than ours. :) Xx

    • TeamGeek😋

      Hey, just sending you virtual toffee apples!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • These pictures look amazing!

    Have a lovely day x

  • Rachelbellebeauty

    I loved your blog for ages and I just recently started a one by myself so if you wouldn’t mind, could you check it? Thank you xx

  • This is such an amazing idea I love the photos! this time of year is my favourite too x

    Zoe Mountford x

  • missgetaway

    Aww that’s such a cute idea! Would look lovely as Christmas cards :)

    Love, Kerstin

  • Those photos are so cool, especially the last one! I love ’em!

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  • Leanne

    I love bonfire night but I’m too impatient to take pictures of using sparklers, yours are brilliant though! x

  • Sofie Watson

    These photo’s are truly beautiful and i think this is such a great idea for this time of year! :)

  • Lovely & cool pics!!!

    Kisses from

  • Ashley Christabelle

    Whoa, that looks so cool! My sister tried this out a couple of years ago with flash from phones! x amazing photos, Zoe!

  • Maggie

    Oh I love when people do this! This would be cute if you did Christmas themed ones!!!

  • We don’t have bonfire nights so no.. :(

  • Nika

    As a child I was always really afraid of fireworks, and only dared to hold a sparkler for about a minute. Now I love it when on New Year’s eve (I live in the Netherlands, so we’re only allowed to have fireworks on New Year’s eve) we get to go outside and wish everyone a good new year while watching the fireworks in the dark sky. It gives a sense of relief and satisfaction that you have managed to get through all your downs and enjoyed all your ups and that a new year is waiting just around the corner.

  • Lauren Kerr

    wow this looks amazing! I love bonfire night, our town always puts on a display in the local park and you can bet I’ll be there! :)

  • I remember I used to do this when I was younger with my cousin, haha! Such a cool way to take photos! x

  • Gorgeous photos Zoe, I love sparklers!

    Sara – She Who Is Short

  • Laura Mareno

    OMG these are awesome!! I loved this post! kisses:D

  • These are so so cute! And thank you for attaching the camera setting for sparklers!! I’ll remember these!

    Sparklers should be essential for every autumn event!

    Kathryn | Hungry Little Bear

  • Aww these photos are so lovely! I love fireworks night, can’t wait to go out tonight :)

  • These pictures are so cool! I wish we had something like that in the US. I love that you shared the camera settings too! Have fun!

    Meghan |

  • omg that’s so cool! sadly we don’t have that here in Germany, that would probably be my favourite day of the year! gorgeous pictures, Zoe!

    Hannie Arden,

  • Emily

    These photos are amazing! Now I really want to try this out with my friends :) <3 xx

  • How cool are these pictures!? Love the effect the sparklers create! Gonna try that out on New Year’s Eve! :D

  • We don’t have bonfire night here in the US though I wish we did! These photos look so cool! Usually we play (safely) with sparklers during the Fourth of July at night and it’s such a nice time! I love this time of year as it is and sitting around the fire all bundled up and having chats is always really nice and relaxing to me!

  • jjess2011

    So pretty! I especially love the picture of your spelling out Zoella :) In America, we usually do fireworks for July 4th. What is the significance of fireworks and bonfires on the 5th in England?

    • Phoebe Alexandra

      Because we’re basically celebrating the failure of a guy called Guy Fawkes who tried to blow up the houses of parliament on November 5th 1605 and we either have bonfires and fireworks or some people make a guy fawkes out of straw and old clothes or something and burn him

  • I love these pictures! Sparklers are so pretty x

  • Svenja

    Looks lovely!! Thanks for the tips! x

  • Jenni Inouye

    Thanks for sharing the camera settings! I am very interested in photography, so enjoy trying to recreate things like this. Wish we had firework season in US, but alas we have Thanksgiving instead. We chose over stuffing our faces with food over fireworks. Go ‘Murica….

  • GoFashiondeals

    Thanks for sharing the camera settings. I tried to do that for the 4th of July and it did not work! Hahah. Beautiful pictures!

  • BraeShea

    I love fireworks, but I actually have an irrational fear of sparklers. But the designs look amazing. And thanks for showing your camera settings! Such a cool post. In Canada, we really only have fireworks for July 1st (Canada Day). Why do have have them on the 5th of November? Is that like England Day, or something? :) xoxo

    • Chloe Davis

      It’s basically celebrating the failure of Guy Fawkes who was a man who tried to blow up parliament on the 5th of November in 1605! xx

      • BraeShea

        Oh, how interesting! Thanks :)

    • Music Daisy

      It’s something called bonfire night we celebrate the fact that guy Fawkes (a guy who tried to blow up he Houses of Parliament) was killed. It’s called bonfire night because he tried o blow them up with gunpowder so that’s why we use fireworks and bonfires xoxo :)

      • BraeShea

        Wow, that’s a really cool holiday! I wish we had a Bonfire type of holiday here in Canada. I love bonfires, they makes everything so warm and cozy. Thanks for letting me know! :) xoxo

  • Jas

    Looks great! I love doing this :)
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  • Priya

    The pics are such great quality

  • Beautiful photos!

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  • Adél

    it’s amazing! why don’t we have an event like this here in Hungary?:( but luckily we have some sparklers at home so I can do this :) love xx

    • Aggie

      I am also from Hungary and I totally agree.. :) it would be amazing to have an event like this! ..but I can try it out at least on Christmas or New Year ;)
      Thanks for the idea Zoe! love you <3

  • Molliessecrets.xx

    I loved this blog Zoe! What stunning photos as well. I also do share the same love for the season as you! Xxxxxxxx

  • olivia gibson

    Love the pics. Sparklers are so fun and I love them and fireworks

  • Daryna

    I am from Ukraine and we haven’t got something like that here. But a year ago this time I was in UK in Manchester and it was the most amazing firework what I’ve ever seen in my life. I still feel so much happiness inside when remember those moments))

  • CrystalLightx

    Amazing Pics, Zoe! Love Them xx

  • Kati

    Gorgeous pics! Love this post so much!
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    • BraeShea

      I really like you photos! Especially The Beauty of Sunsets. So pretty :)

      • Kati

        ohhhh thank you so much sweetheart <3

  • Soomin

    Wow! Photography on point! Lol xx Loveyou Zoe and I love your blog sm it really makes me smile :)

  • Aloha Queen

    It’s really sad that we don’t have something like that in my country 😔
    I wish I could go to UK, it’s one of my biggest dreams✨
    Thanks for your blog I can learn more about Your country , that is so amazing 🙈
    Thank you so much, you are so wonderful and incredible 💞

  • Megan

    I would love to celebrate bonfire night, but my dog is scared of fireworks and fire so we cant celebrate it. He gets a panicky and pants and shakes. Its so sad. Im so glad that Nala isnt the same!

  • Didn’t there used to be a old Nokia phone that used to do the sparkle-looking writing??

  • Yashashvi Kanodia

    Do you know what? Here in India we have a festival which is called Diwali, it is a festival of lights, all the houses are decorated with fairy lights of different colors,those lights are hung on the windows, doors, everywhere,we also use colored power which sticks to the floor, to make patterns, This not all, We burn crackers, It essentiallylike a new year for us.
    It’s my favorite festival. Can’t wait for itttt. It’s on 11th of November this year (Yes the dates keep on changing, there’s some logic to it but I’m not quite sure about it :P So yeah)

  • Jessica_Fiji

    We don’t celebrate Bonfire Night where I live but we do celebrate Diwali. Diwali is a Hindu festival of lights so there are lots of fireworks and sparklers (and yummy Indian sweets). Also, a lot of people put pretty lights on their houses. It’s all very colourful and fun!
    Your photos are amazing and I will definitely try and take some of my own :)
    P.S I love your blog

  • emily xx

    i love bonfire night x all the sparkles and every firework seems magical to me. the little sparks remind me of fairy dust from tinkerbellle

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  • These photos are beautiful! It’s really cool to have put the camera settings for the people who’d like to take photos like yours. Bonfire Night is so cool, I celebrated last year when I was in England and I wish I could celebrate again this year :( fireworks are the best thing ever!

    Julia xx
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  • Holly FAB

    Love those photos, Zoe. Plus, loved meeting you broseph on the 29th of October! YAY!

  • Maja

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    Maja x

  • Awesome photos, I absolutely love fireworks just as much as you! amazing!

  • Jen

    These are such pretty pictures!

  • Sparklers are so pretty and I love these photos! Autumn is definitely the best time of the year! :)

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  • Such cool photos, the Zoella one is amazing! I know nothing about cameras so I’m so impressed xD

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  • Maaaliiinnnnn

    OMG the pitchers are amazing :-) ♡

  • Abby

    Lovely photos Zoe! I like the one of your name! Sadly, I’m not doing anything tonight, but might be on Saturday! Will definitely try these out! xx

  • This was one of my favourite times of the year when I lived in England! ♡ I really miss that!
    Gorgeous photos by the way, Zoë!
    Tatyanna Gois

  • Evie <3

    Omg I never realised you could take pictures of sparklers in the air! You learn something new every day!

  • Lily “Lilsee”

    Love fireworks too! I’m not going to a display this year but I’m happily making toasted marshmallows instead! Xx

  • Breanne Chell

    Amazing pics Zoe!!!!!!!!!!!! I love youx

  • Elle – beauty and lifestyle bl

    These photos came out brilliantly! In my opinion, Sparklers are better than fireworks on bonfire night, especially if you can’t make it out to a display – there’s something so autumnal and special about going out on a chilly November night with a box of sparklers :) xox

  • Samreen Sheikh

    sitting on my bedroom window sill, watching the fireworks and reading your blog

  • ʚĩɞ NiNa ʚĩɞ

    love ya zoe <3

  • Emily Blaise

    I wish I could have sparklers! Also, who else is jealous of all the youtubers in New York. See my post about New York here…

    • Catalina

      Zoë you inspire me everyday, love you loads xx your fellow dreamer/ musician/ writer / fireworks enthusiast!! 🎉🎇🎅 ps. Absolutely devoured girl online: on tour!! Xx

  • Chantal

    It looks so cool the way you are able to write your name and make cute shapes with the sparklers and thanks for telling us the camera deets too (I’m doing a photography course atm so it’s very handy for me to know that) xx

  • Niamh Morland

    Your pics are so cute xx

  • I’m on my exchange year in Canada right now, so I missed out on all of the Guy Fawkes celebrations! I absolutely love these photos though, I must try this next year or at Christmas time!

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  • So pretty!!! I love the one where you wrote your name, haha. I wish Canada had a bonfire night :c

  • Samy

    This is so dam cool.. I want to playy with sparklers now!

  • Charlotte

    I feel like a year has gone so quickly as I remember last firework night like it was only yesterday. Unfortunately I’ve not been able to do anything to celebrate tonight. And I love the photos. :D

  • Kymberley Mcmurray

    so beautiful! I love sparklers!

  • Jamie Lee

    I love sparklers!! There’s something about fireworks and sparklers that bring out the little kid within us, no matter how old we may be!! Last night I was sat in bed listening to all the fireworks going off around the city. It was so nice! I celebrate more with fireworks on New Years but its just as great watching them from my window on guy fawkes!

  • Catalina

    Zoë you inspire me everyday, love you loads xx your fellow dreamer/ musician/ writer / fireworks enthusiast!! 🎉🎇🎅 ps. Absolutely devoured girl online: on tour!! Xx 💕😽

  • Ellie may

    I love bonfire night I went to a display at Hull inoins

  • Gemma Rose

    These pictures are so pretty!!! 😍

  • Katie

    Absolutely love this, unfortunately we’re not celebrating it this year but I’ll have to keep it in mind for next year!!!

  • Anonymous Blogger

    Ohh I just fizzing *note sad bonfire night pun!* love this post. Your pictures are amazing. I really like the one of thr star, plus the one with zoella would make a great blog header!
    Happy Blogging!

  • Crazy Life

    Love this post Zoe it was lovely to meet you last Tuesday in bristol.

  • Zoe the aesthetics of your blog always make my eyes widen in awe and my heart flutter, quite literally everything on the page is simply beautiful. I am so so glad I discovered your blog.I used to try this kind of photography when I was younger too, until now I forgot how cool it looked! We used to do it with torches, but it looks incredible with sparklers!! Love it Zoe xx

  • sammie web

    Loved sparklers ever since I was 3!

  • mckenna miller

    beautiful photos once again! xx.

  • Maddie

    I am always trying to take the most epic sparkler photos but they always end up rubbish. Your little tips at the end will be put to good use when I try them out next time I attempt some more pictures.

  • lisa

    Love the pictures!!!

  • Dina Anna Janashyia

    i wish we had that kind of day in Canada

  • Victoria

    Wow, this is so cool! Thanks for sharing, Zoe! I am crazy about sparklers too and have always wanted to learn how to do this!

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  • Alyssa

    these photos are amazing Zoe!!!!!✨💥

  • Downside of living in Australia at this time :( I have to admit, the sparklers would scare me sometimes because I’d always think I’d get burnt! Em xx

  • Sarah Holt

    I’ve always loved sparkler pictures! It definitely reminds me of myspace days, haha!
    xo, Sarah Holt

  • Love this, Zoe- I agree that it makes everything look so magical, that last one turned out great! Thank you so much for including the camera settings on how to take them. I would love to see a whole blog post including your tips on how to get such lovely blog photography.

    Caitie x

  • These photos look amazing Zoe!

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  • Aldana Casati

    Hi Zoe, I wanted to tell you that I just finished reading Girl Online and it was beautiful. I smiled a lot when reading each chapter, I laughed, I cried and my heart went fast so many times. I felt very identified in so many things :)

    A big hug from Argentina xx :)

  • Alondra Celeste (With Love, Ce

    We don’t celebrate this in the US, at least not where I am from, but this is absolutely fascinating. I will be studying in London in a year and a half I look forward to this. Also it adds to the beauty that November 5 is my grandpa’s birthday, I know he propably loves watching it from heaven .♡

  • chasingusdreams

    OMG best pics ever <3 It reminded me of Diwali time in India… We have fireworks in India on Diwali festival and the sky looks the prettiest ever, and its also around November :)

    • Cutie pie7

      same im an indian too !! XOXO

    • Aadya Sanghi

      Even im an Indian:)

  • Carme

    Thank you for always sharing this kind of stuff with us. You are lovely and your blogs and vids and pretty much everything you do are amazing and they make my heart smile. Thanks for everthing. Much love Zoe <3

  • Lovely photos we did some like these the other day – but I never thought about flipping the photo, haha, we were there trying to write the letters backwards! Glad you had a nice time, we lit a bbq at uni and made s’mores with left over sparklers!

    Josie //

  • georgia maree

    Such a lovely post Zoe! I always fail at writing my name ! Xx

  • Amy Louise

    Aww i love sparklers lovely photos Zoe :)

  • Oh that looks so cool, loved the pictures!

  • fairydust

    Lovely post and the pictures are so nice! I also love this time of the year, it just makes me feel so cozy when it gets dark earlier. Also I can`t wait till you bring out your christmas posts!! Xx,

  • I love fireworks night.. i’m really excited to be going to a display this weekend.. hopefully i can pick up some sparklers too.. i dunno why but they are so fun to play with x

  • Sajalicious

    your photography never fails to impress me! <3 love your blog <3

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  • Georgia Robinson

    Your sparkler pictures are so sick 😍😍😍 I’m gonna have to try this on Saturday 😍

  • Isobel Bruning

    Looks lovely!
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  • Nadush

    Amazing photos !! :)
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  • Oh wow, these pictures are stunning! sparklers are so much fun!!

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  • Amber Cherrington

    Yes I am going to our village’s firework display and bonfire. We walk down with our neighbours and we all have sparklers and we eat hot dogs or burgers. I also get to meet up with old school friends there. We also have a party afterwards where I have had so many memories that I will never forget. – Amber Cherrington Xx

  • OMG When I saw the photo of your name I wondered how you had achieved that. I’ve also thought that you took the photo in front of a mirror! ahahah and then I’ve read your instruction! ahaha

    Love all your posts, keep sharing with us you passions and your thoughts! <3

  • Millyxamelie

    Hey Zoe xx, my 13th birthday was yesterday (the 5th) and I couldn’t be more lucky with the day I was born on! The sound of fireworks and sizzling sparklers always sends a happy thrill down my spine and reminds me – it’s that time of year again! I got your book (2) and Joes book and tbh I have always been a fast reader …so I’ve kinda almost finished your book and I’ve only had it for a day 😂 It is by far my fav book ever, just the storyline and the connection with characters makes me smile xx💖 I have been watching your videos for 4 years now, and have been reading your blog even longer! I love you so much Zoe and you most likely hear this hundreds of times and at but I always feel like I have such a strong connection with you even though you have no idea no idea who I am X I can relate to your experiences in so many ways, I love all the things you love (Harrt potter and Asos are my life 😂) it is honestly just so nice to know that you are reading this and makes me feel more relaxed so how xx so thank you Zoe, thank you for putting a smile on my face whenever I see a new video, thank you for making me laugh when I’m sad X you many not know me but to me you are so close I can nearly touch you 😘 Ilyssssssssssssm xxxxxxx Milly 💖

  • Anne Neal

    Hi Zoe, I’ve just started following your blog and vlog in the last few months. I also happened to get a new Sony a6000 for my birthday in October and this post has really helped me learn to start to use it’s many features- so thank you! I’d love to see more posts like this with the camera settings. As well as the beauty, home, fashion etc!!! Anne x

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  • I love these photos! You’ve managed to get some great shots. I too remember everyone would always write LOVE or something equally cheesy out with their sparklers and post them to Myspace. We don’t celebrate Bonfire night in Canada but we do get our sparklers and fireworks out for Victoria and Canada day! So much fun and the way the sky lights up is truly magical!

    emily | honey + flour

  • Caitlin King

    Really jelly of how good your photos turned out. Unfortunately in Scotland it’s too cold for me to go out it was like -2 degrees I was freezing so couldn’t take many great photos cause the lines were everywhere cause I was shaking so much haha xoxo love ❄️

  • We do celebrate what you call Bonfire Night here in New Zealand but we know it as Guy Fawkes haha! I spent last night watching an amazing display right from my bedroom window, it was so pretty! I love you and these photos Zoe xxxxx

  • kirsty johnson

    I watched my cousin’s next door neighbour’s firework display. I absolutely love this time of year. I’m so glad it’s not just me. Autumn must be on of my favourite months :) the hot chocolate comes out of the cupboard and I get to wear my coat and dressing gown without it being too hot :)

  • Zakeleni

    I really want to try this with the sparklers!!! It looks so much fun!
    I love spending bonfire night looking at all the fireworks too! Every year we go to this little village nearby where they have an actual bonfire and fireworks and it is amazing! Maybe if you didn’t like the crowds a little village display would be perfect!
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  • Zoe Hay

    I loved your post! The photos are amazing. I just started blogging and i would be great if anyone could check out my bog. Thank you!

  • Caitlin

    Looks amazing !! I want to buy a camera for beginners any ideas?

  • These photos are so pretty Zoe! I love this time of year so much. Where I live fireworks are going off so much it’s actually getting scary! I do love a good fireworks display though :)


  • Amazing photos! I did this with some friends one New Years Eve. I thought it was the coolest thing!

  • Chloe

    Omg I apsolutly love sparklers and fire works they are amazing!! I love watching them and I am going tomorrow to see some!!😄💗 so exited for this time of year 💚💙💛

  • Erin

    These are so lovely. Thank you for sharing your camera settings too x

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  • Ece.

    This is one of the coolest things I have ever seen ! Love you xxx

  • Ayre

    oh my gosh, that is so darn cool!!! I did not know that the slow shutter speed can capture that kind of awesome photos!


  • Mairi Grace Stewart

    I’m going tonight and it’s going to be AMAZING
    I totally share your love of this time of year and it’s also amazing for snuggling in bed in a cosy house

  • anonymous

    Very cool pictures :)
    I didn’t go to a fireworks night but with my friends we used sparklers and that was really fun!!

  • Mariliis

    Oh why do we not celebrate these things in estonia? :(

  • Robin

    I wanna do this !!!!! Sadly, I’ve never celebrated it because nobody in the Netherlands does … Hope there will come a day that we celebrate it, too! XO

  • Love that you have actually included the technique of how to do this. Can’t wait to try this out at new year now!xx

  • Molly

    Bonfire night is one of my favorite times of the year (apart from Christmas of course!) and this blog post made me bubble with excitement for it :)

  • Mia Savage

    i get really bad anxiety with firework nights so I tend to stay in but my graandad bought us a big box full and I enjoyed it this year but me anxiety/panick attackes don’t help but the photo are lovely zoe u inspire me everyday xxx

  • moe.

    omg your photos are amazing!!!!

  • Sophie Laird

    amazing pictures as usal

  • Omg it look´s so pretty, lovely post

  • Lily May

    I love these photo’s! A few years back a friend of mine did some slow shutter sparkler pictures for me with stars and my name but alas – I lost them :(! I love your blog Zoe, so glad you are writing on it again!

  • The 5th of november is my birthday! Next year I wish I could travel there and see that with my eyes, that would be an awsome present!
    I really love fireworks, they are so pretty :)

  • Eleanor Day

    I just went out and bought some Sparklers after reading this post, I’m gunna attempt some of these photos later. Hopefully they’ll come out as good as yours!

  • Esme Burgess

    I’m having fireworks tonight! As I it was a school night on Thursday. My sister and I have 13 sparklers each and loads of fireworks!

  • ella soady

    that looks AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!

  • victor67

    I wish I could join in on bonfire but sadly 2 days before it I broke my wrist on my yr 6 trip to wales mountain bicking apparently went over the handle bars! anyway aleast your blog and youtube channel puts a huge smile even though my teeth are chipped badly so its pretty ugly!

  • Hannah Johnson

    Hiya Zoella I love how pretty fireworks look to they’re stunning, they remind me of so many memories in the past, however I hate the noise they make, it terrifies me. Your blog inspires me so much and I’m trying to make mine brilliant as well, I have only just started though, one day I hope it will be as good as yours,
    Hannah x

  • Pareen

    Seems really fun! I’ve always wanted to experiment with photography and sparklers. :)

  • Sparkle&Shine

    Beautiful photos Zoe! I’ve just written a Girl Online On Tour book review on my blog! I would love it if you checked it out! Thank you!

  • Bronwyn James

    I just love this blog, it makes me feel so happy and it has a good vibe to it.
    Whoever is reading this have a good day and remember you are beautiful. :)
    I love you Zoe xx

  • Fien V.

    That such a nice day… I wish we had a day like that in Belgium!

  • The photo with your name spelled out is SO cool! Sparklers are lovely, I remember my boyfriend would always be into the big, bangy, impressive fireworks, but nothing makes me happier than a couple of sparklers, what is it about them? Yes, I go with my family every year to see the firework display at our local park, it’s a bit of a tradition :) I really hope you get to got this year or sometime soon to a firework display, especially since you love them so much xxx

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  • Rutu Luhar

    Looks beautiful Zoe. Great pictures…

  • Beth Jones

    OMG Zoe! Those pictures are incredible! I don’t really like fireworks because of my anxiety but I did watch some from my bedroom window that were fantastic! Love you Zoe xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Ana Banana

    Gorgeos pics. Love you Zoe!

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  • Alice Bloggs

    I love this blogpost! Fab photos x

  • Zoe

    Where I live, most people don’t celebrate Halloween, Christmas, Sparkler Season or Bonfire Night. Here, we celbrate Divali, Hari Raya, Thaipusam and Chinese New Year. My experience of holidays are very different from other people…I celebrate every holiday I can find…Theres one for nearly every day!

  • Allison

    this is too cute! we really only have sparklers for The 4th of July but I’ll have to keep this in mind :)
    Allison from

  • Elle Herssens

    I used to make these kind of photos with my friends all the time!

  • Missy Vlogs

    I love your Blog it inspires me on my youtube channel MissyVlogs I love watching your videos Zoe/Zoella that inspires me as well I come from sunbury in london and often come to Brighton in half term it was so annoying because I came to brighton the day before your latest meet up but I would love it if you could go and browse my youtube videos

    Lots of love

  • Ellestyle

    Loved this blogpost!

    ps i have a blog too:

  • Soooo amazing!! :D love it

  • mimi2014

    Awe, love the zoella sparkler pic✨

  • Avasa Sarawan

    really love the post and the firework Zoella

  • those pics are so good! i love bonfire night xo

  • elliemayclarke

    Hey! I write a blog: and have recently been looking for other teen bloggers (preferably on WordPress). I just want other girls (or boys) my age who write blogs that I can read so I can relate to the content, which is why I decided to ask on Zoe’s blog – it’s basically her target audience. So, if you have a blog PLEASE let me know! x

    • moe.

      Hey i have a blog (:

    • Mathilde

      I also have a blog on WordPress ;-) Greetings from France

    • ateenagediaryonline

      Hey I also have a blog on wordpress

    • charlötte

      Heyyy I’m a teenage girl and I would love to be able to read your blog and for you to read mine :)

  • lauren

    your pictures look fabulous I wish we were there with you , I have just bought alfie’s calendar I looks amazing

  • allisonderosia

    I need to go find sparklers now…. but in the u.s you can only find them around 4th of july

  • Micala Lindsay

    Hi Zoe, my name is Micala and I’m a massive fan from New Zealand. You may not see this, but your blog and Girl Online inspired me so much I decided to make a blog myself. I’ve started off with inspiration from this post… blogger is really the only source I could use to make one but it’s a start haha. love you so much Zoe, thank you for inspiring me and putting a smile on my face whenever I watch your videos :) xx

    • GirlOnTheBlog

      i was thinking of starting a blog through inspiration of her blogs and girl online want to talk we can help each other xx

      • Hi! Want to be blog friends? :)

  • Lowshii Dz

    Loveeeee it!

  • Victoria Danaher

    Terrified of fire works but lovely to see you enjoying so much. lol. xx

  • Glengary Glenros

    New Year is the most motiviting day to celebrate.
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  • Gracie-Jennah Mead

    Love this, I went to see multiple displays but where I live we can see all the displays that go on in the area and we LOVE it xx

  • Emelia

    This looks so cool! I can’t wait to try this when I get some sparklers. I absolutely love your blog, its so amazing!

  • Abby

    I’m kinda sad this is over now :( I didn’t even do anything for it! xx

  • Miri Moo

    I love the fireworks!!! Xx

  • Katie McDonald

    I love fireworks and sparklers just as much as you do Zoe unfortunately I didn’t go to a fireworks display but could still see them out my bedroom window!💜💜💜

  • supergirl

    i love firework and sprarkles! its bring me joy!

  • Abigail

    Love your blog so much Zoe! Xxx you are inspiring so many people and I want you to know how much I and many other people appreciate it, keep doing what your doing xxxxx

  • elianass

    Nice pics!!! I love your blonde hair! You look great!

  • Nienke

    I thought wow she has written zoella backwards, but no, it’s defenitely better to flip the photo! haha

  • Sarah

    We don’t really do much for fireworks night, not like when i was younger i do miss it though :/
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  • moe.

    Zoe!! I wrote about my thoughts on the Girl Online book! thought you might want to read it (:

  • Christie Belle

    Thanks so much for this post! Me and my sister took such greats shots thanks to this! x

  • Kelly VH

    I really liked this blog post, I love the pictures I love your blog it is so pretty!!

    we don’t celebrate that here but it looks really fun!

  • GirlOnTheBlog

    I love your blog and wish to start one of my own im only 14 do you know a way to make one as good as yours for free xxxx

    • Sophia

      yes please i want to know too

  • Wow! The photos look amazing! x

    • GirlOnTheBlog

      how did u create a blog??

  • Suzanne Galmiche

    You are so lovely Zoe ! I love this, good job ! <3

  • Love the pictures, great photography

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  • Jess Brown

    Zoe these photos look so cool! I LOVE the one with your name! :) xx

  • SavBanav

    Wow!! Amazing pictures!! Your blog is so aesthetic- y and cute and beautiful!! I can’t stand it. Love love love💕

    Savannah xx

  • The photos are so so pretty! And I liked your little tips on how to take photos like this, I always wondered how they were done! I will try to take my own when it’ll be France fireworks and sparkler season (aka the 14th of July).
    Jennifer | Pretty as Summer

  • Elizabeth May Roles

    I absolutely love this, bonfire night is my fav. Beautiful post and pics. I’m running a linky and the topic is bonfire night this week, I’d love to have you link up this post!? #CityCountryLife

  • Such amazing pictures! I’m so in awe of the design of your blog, the dedication and love that you put into your content. So inspiring!! I love you Zoe!

  • I’ve always wanted to be able to do this so thank you for the camera settings! xx

  • maj

    i only just started reading this blog because i just finished your first book! yay! haha so happy i started to read this all the pictures are amazing!!! haha can’t wait till the next one :) xx

  • Casie G.

    I’ve always wondered how people do that firework magic and thanks to you I know and can’t wait to try it and maybe fail, lol.

  • Maybe it’s just me, but I usually see sparklers here in the US around the Fourth of July. I never even thought to use it now in the Fall! Mmm.. Good thinking Zoe! (:

  • Katya

    Beautiful and stunning as always, Zoë! Loved the pictures and creativity! Love you!

  • Serene Rose

    Stunning photos Zoe! Thank you for sharing this!

  • Ev. K

    That’s so epic

  • Zoe this is sp nice of you to even tell us the camera settings! I jist love you, you are the kindest and most thoughful person ever! The pictures are so so beautiful!! I love them so much!!!!

  • ThatGirlOnTheWeb

    They are amazing photos Zoe. You’re blog and videos always make me smile. Xx

  • Mathilde

    I absolutely love this!! <3

  • Ellie Parker

    I don’t know why, but I just can’t touch sparklers because I’ve always been scared of them. Its a shame. Next year I’m going to try and have a go at them because this looks so cool!. Xx

  • That’s way too cute, I love doing long exposure light drawing, so much fun. I’ve never done it with a sparkler though!

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  • hey_itz_shazzy

    OMG i llllooooovvvveeee fireworks but occasionally freak out while watching them but this year i watched the best ones ever with my best friend ever <3

  • Omg these pictures are amazing! Lovely post

  • River Strong

    I light sparklers and fireworks sometimes in the summer. I love sparklers and kind of fireworks (Fireworks are a little loud for me). I love how you can make shapes with sparklers. I love your pics.

  • Jemma – Rose

    I love sparklers and I cannot wait for the summer season Xx

  • These pictures are just stunning! I love sparklers, but I haven’t played with one since I was a child. You’re very sweet for sharing the camera settings, as I never would have figured that one out haha! I can’t wait until the next time I get to play around with them. :)

  • Kriti Virmani

    This reminds me of what we did for Diwali! I loved it!
    Aireblog xxx

  • From Girl C

    I wish I could take pictures like that! It looks so so so good! Definitely trying this for the next July 4th (Independence Day)!!! Are these sparklers lit for a holiday?

    girl C

  • These photos are beautiful Zoe! I’ve wanted to do this myself this year, but I just keep forgetting about it, and I haven’t seen any in store.. Though as we don’t celebrate bonfire night in Sweden, maybe they’ll come up around christmas instead :)

    Filippa ⎮

  • Avatar-Girl

    Nice love sparkles on dark night….

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  • Izzy

    Theres no like Sparkler Season I believe in US that much :(

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  • Aaaah this is amazing. I would love to try this again and hopefully not fail this time. :)

  • Lucy E

    These are some of the best pictures , on my blog at bonfire night time my sister and I tried and tried for good shots like this but we never achieved them xxxxxxxx

  • Jemma – Rose

    I love sparkler season Xx

  • Jordyn Elle

    OMG this post is so helpful! I’ve been researching for awhile about what settings to keep my camera on to get this effect. I will definitely be trying this out :)

  • These pictures are so nice! :)

  • Ijeamaka Achebe

    That’s so cool, the closest we get here is the 4 of July.
    I wish you would come to America for your book tours and sell more of your products worldwide. There are so many things that you have that I want but can’t buy. Hopefully you read this and take what I say into consideration.

  • Isidora Mitri

    This is soo cute! I wish here in my country we celebrated Christmas like this :(

  • Candypop

    I love your photos and this blog is so elegant. Please could you or anyone tell me what camera Zoe use? I’m looking for a really good camera and Zoe’s photos’ quality on this blog are amazing!!! Thanks :) p.s. sorry if she already mentioned it somewhere in the blog (but I can’t find it)

  • i love all your pics, and thank you so much for telling us how to take this kind of pictures!!! i love fireworks and sparkle things too, thats why christmas is my favorite holiday :D

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  • AutumnGirl

    OMG thank god you are alive!!!! If not I do not know what I would be doing!!!!!!

  • Caitlin Murray

    Please check out my video on YouTube! I’ve just started my channel so I’m a bit rusty round the edges! Love your blog and videos ❤️

  • I have always wanted to take pictures like these!!

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  • Beau

    SO Pretty!

  • I LOVE THIS! How you wrote your name (or i guess username) was amazing. I have a love for photography and have experimented with sparklers in the past but it has never turned out this well, I so hope to try this in the future. Thanks for inspiring me Zoe, I love you xxx

  • Roisin

    Wow nice shots