David Molnar gives 6 tips for taking fireworks photos on iPhone

The first tip for shoooting Fourth of July fireworks is to use a gorilla tripod plus a Slowshutter app, according to photographer and blogger David Molnar.

With tripod and app set up, move in close to the fireworks, “set up your Shutter app on a slight delay timer so you don’t shake the camera when you push the shutter button,” and then “shoot a bunch of photos.”

Those who arrive to the festivities without a tripod will have to use other options the eCourse instructor shares: Use focus/exposure lock for night shooting; hold still; take many pictures, shoot in burst mode; don’t use your camera’s flash; and, if all else fails, cheat and take video!

See David Molnar’s article for more detailed advice.


Michelle Harmon

Michelle Harmon is in her 13th year of teaching and advising the school newspaper at Borah High School in Boise, Idaho. She is state director of Idaho JEA and President of the Idaho Student Journalism Association.

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