Taking Great Fireworks Photos on Your Android or iPhone


 

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.
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