Tricks for Taking Good Fireworks Pictures
Let's face it: while fireworks look awesome in real life, they don't always look awesome in pictures, ESPECIALLY when those pictures are taken on a phone. That's about to change.
Just in time for the 4th of July, Time posted an article with tips for taking some actual GOOD pictures of fireworks this holiday. I am definitely one of those people that takes about 200 pictures in a span of 10 minutes, trying to get just ONE postable one (see the photo above), so I'm hoping these will help me out this weekend! Here are the 6 tricks they listed:
- Turn the flash OFF.
- If your camera has HDR (high dynamic range), make sure you turn that off, too.
- Create a 5-10 second exposure. You can do this with apps like "Manual" on your iPhone or "A Better Camera" on your Android.
- Try to get more than just the sky in the photo. Maybe include the skyline or a person, as well.
- Use a selfie stick!
- Edit the picture afterwards by reducing the contrast and making the shadows brighter. You can also adjust the saturation and crop the photo to make it perfect!
I just downloaded that app for my iPhone and I am ready for Saturday! Hopefully, this helps you get some awesome firework photos this weekend!