If you tried to take a photo of the beautiful fireworks last year - but they just didn't turn out, this 4th of July, you can step up your photo-taking skills.
Thanks to Faves + Co. we found some tips for taking the best shots possible of fireworks.
1. Use stop action or slow shutter for best results.
Find an app that allows you to swap back to an earlier photo frame.
2: Shoot fireworks in video mode.
3: Edit for optimal results.
4: Stabilize your phone.
A tripod will keep your phone still, allowing you to get the best picture with the surrounding dark lighting. Tripods don't have to be expensive, but you can also prop/hold your phone up on a nearby railing if you want to fly by the seat of your pants.
5: If your phone is sensitive to low light, you'll need a third party app.
6: Don't use a flash.
7: Don't zoom. REALLY.
8: Play with filters.
When you're posting to Instagram, filters are part of the culture, says Faves. But now Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ all have native filters you can use too.