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How to take better fireworks photos

Here's how you can make your iPhone fireworks photos shine


Snapping the perfect photo of the Fourth of July fireworks show on your mobile phone isn't easy, as nighttime shots tend not to be.

Here are three tips to help make yours stand out.

Tip #1- Use a tripod
In low-light settings, the more you can steady your phone, the better. This way, since the shutter is open longer, you'll reduce the chances your photo will come out blurry. If you don't have a tripod, use a wall or a table.

Tip #2- Put your headphones to work
Use your headphones to press the shutter rather than tapping on your screen. This helps keep the phone steady and keeps movement to a minimum.

Tip #3- Adjust the exposure
Manually adjusting the exposure of your pictures keeps them from looking too dark or taking on a pink hue. To do so, tap on the screen to set the focus, then drag down until the graininess shifts from gray to black.

You can also scroll through the App Store for one of the many apps that assist with nighttime photography.

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