How to Take Photos of Fireworks with Smartphones

How to Take Photos of Fireworks with Smartphones

Light from Independence Day weekend fireworks is reflected in the water in front of the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, July 3, 2011. (AP Photo)
Light from Independence Day weekend fireworks is reflected in the water in front of the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, July 3, 2011. (AP Photo)

Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY

 
LOS ANGELES  (USA Today) — With the Fourth of July around the corner, you’re probably going to watch some fireworks. And, if you’re like most folks, you’re going to want to take photos of the show in the skies — with your smartphone.

Like most people, you’ll probably be disappointed with what you get. Shooting fireworks is tough — they’re hard to capture on any camera, especially a smartphone cam.

But have no fear, we’ve got a bunch of tips and tricks that should pay off with greater shots.

 

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