Smartphone blog Gottabemobile recently detailed several great tips for taking fireworks photos. Here are a few:
- Turn off your flash – it’s too weak to help and it will annoy the other people who only want flashes from the sky.
- Bring a tripod – even a Gorillapod or the like is better than trying to hold the phone steady in your hand.
- Learn your phone’s shutter lag – smartphone cameras are almost always slower than on dedicated digital cameras. Usually you’ll have a second or two of delay. Learn to work with this delay to get the best shot.
- If your fireworks photos aren’t turning out well, just switch to video. The video quality of modern smartphones is good enough to share on YouTube or with your friends.
- 7 Android Camera Apps to Take Better Photos (jerzeee.wordpress.com)
- Capturing the “rocket’s red glare” of fireworks with your iPhone camera this 4th of July (tuaw.com)
- Fourth of July photo tips: How to shoot fireworks (digitaltrends.com)