1. zachthebomb13's Avatar
    Any last minute tips or ideas on how to get the best firework photos tomorrow? Thanks guys!
    07-04-2014 12:32 AM
  2. elshagon's Avatar
    Don't use a phone
    07-04-2014 12:46 AM
  3. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Don't use a phone
    Pretty much. Though if I were able to catch any shows, I'd play with the video options. Especially the slow motion recording, but not sure how well it'd pick up in that kind of lighting.
    07-04-2014 12:58 AM
  4. warpdrive's Avatar
    Ok, regardless that you should use a better camera, you can do Ok with your phone.

    Take it off of auto and put it on manual by hitting the auto tab, then the letter M.
    Set the iso to 800, and then set the shutter speed to the bottom or 4.

    that will be a 4 second exposure. Leave it on that, but keep your hands ultra steady or mount the phone to a tri pod.

    If it looks too bright, change it to iso 400.
    But you want a timed exposure, so leave it on 4 seconds if you want nice trails.

    Posted via Android Central App using the all new HTC One (m8)
    07-04-2014 03:31 AM
  5. zachthebomb13's Avatar
    Phone's all I got since I'm out of town. I like the idea of shooting a video, then I could take individual shots from there. I'll also play with the shutter speed and iso. Four seconds is an awfully long time to keep my hands steady. Maybe if I'm laying on the ground I'll be able to hold them steady better.
    07-04-2014 07:39 AM
  6. Super Dave426's Avatar
    I used it last week to snap a few shots of fireworks, I just kept tapping the screen where the main explosions were and left it on auto. It worked OK.

    camera setting for fireworks-10492393_10202303763376546_9105662100170542837_n.jpg

    camera setting for fireworks-10435483_10202303764056563_5637728791317393099_n.jpg
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    07-04-2014 08:38 AM
  7. zachthebomb13's Avatar
    Not bad at all. Did you try to time the shutter, our did you just take a bunch of pictures?
    07-04-2014 09:49 AM
  8. Super Dave426's Avatar
    I just took a bunch of pictures, didn't change any settings, tapped the screen to focus on the right area.
    07-04-2014 10:43 AM
  9. oap81's Avatar
    Maybe less is more in this case

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-04-2014 11:19 AM
  10. zachthebomb13's Avatar
    Maybe less is more in this case

    Posted via Android Central App
    What do you mean?
    07-04-2014 11:25 AM
  11. oap81's Avatar
    Instead of playing with the settings. Just click away.

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-04-2014 11:48 AM
  12. DickRilloa's Avatar
    I like the idea of shooting a video, then I could take individual shots from there.
    The resolution of those stills will be horrible.
    07-05-2014 07:28 AM
  13. bryanmsi's Avatar
    I caught this on auto mode. Not bad for a phone....

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    07-05-2014 11:09 AM
  14. N4Newbie's Avatar
    Ok, regardless that you should use a better camera, you can do Ok with your phone.

    Take it off of auto and put it on manual by hitting the auto tab, then the letter M.
    Set the iso to 800, and then set the shutter speed to the bottom or 4.

    that will be a 4 second exposure. Leave it on that, but keep your hands ultra steady or mount the phone to a tri pod.

    If it looks too bright, change it to iso 400.
    But you want a timed exposure, so leave it on 4 seconds if you want nice trails.

    Posted via Android Central App using the all new HTC One (m8)
    Handheld four second exposure? You've got to be kidding...
    07-05-2014 02:21 PM

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