How to Shoot Photos of Fireworks with Your iPhone

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By JOBY Inc on

With Independence Day upon us, I thought it only proper to give a quick tutorial about the how to best capture the fireworks displays that will be shooting up all over the USA. You don’t want to miss the shot because you’re fumbling with your iPhone, right?

Fire at Night

So here we go …

1. Don’t forget a tripod!!! Bust out your iPhone + GorillaMobile or GorillaPod and position it appropriately to capture the action. Watch out for trees, buildings and other spectators who might block your shot.

2.  Turn off the flash! 

3. Use out our free camera app Frame X Frame.  Choose the Time Lapse setting. We’d set it to take 1000 shots at 2 second intervals to capture the most of the show as possible. Set yourself up for success, which means lots and lots of shots. Sit back, enjoy the show and let Frame X Frame do all the work for you!

4. Use a self-timer (also a feature on Frame X Frame) to avoid camera shake when you hit the shutter button.

5. Test out long exposures. An app like SlowShutter will do the trick.

the forth of july

What are your fireworks photo tips? Have a favorite fireworks photo? Share in the comments and we’ll add them into this post.

2 Comments

  1. Eric
    Posted July 10, 2012 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

    Here is one from the 4th!http://500px.com/photo/9233153 

  2. Emily
    Posted July 13, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Eric! Great shot!

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