Take Amazing Long-Exposure Photos of Fireworks with Your Android Phone

Long-exposure photography gives us the ability the capture some pretty amazing shots by delicately capturing moving elements in an image while keeping the shutter open at a slow speed. While that’s great for things like traffic, scenery, and carnival rides, it can come in especially handy for 4th of July fireworks. cool stuff for kids cool stuff for girls random cool stuff cool stuff to draw

While DSLRs are second-to-none when it comes to taking long-exposure shots (their shutter can stay open for an extended period of time), you don’t need one to capture some great long-exposure shots on the go. You’ll have to use a third-party app to accomplish this, but with nothing more than your trusty Android device, you can snap some great long-exposure fireworks shots. cool stuff for kids cool stuff for girls random cool stuff cool stuff to draw

Step 1 Get a Tripod

As with all long-exposure photography, the key here will be making sure your phone stays steady while you’re taking the picture. It’s almost impossible to get a non-blurry picture while holding the phone in your hands, so you really need a tripod. cool stuff for kids cool stuff for girls random cool stuff cool stuff to draw

Any tripod will do — just make sure you get a smartphone camera mount for it. Here are some highly-rated smartphone tripod camera mounts from Amazon. cool stuff for kids cool stuff for girls random cool stuff cool stuff to draw

Step 2 Install Long Exposure Camera 2

After testing many different apps, by far the best long-exposure camera app for Android is called Long Exposure Camera 2. As a heads up, the UI leaves a lot to be desired, but the functionality is where it’s at. cool stuff for kids cool stuff for girls random cool stuff cool stuff to draw

  • Install Long Exposure Camera 2 for free from the Google Play Store

Step 3 Change Exposure Duration

By default, Long Exposure Camera 2 is set to a 10-second exposure timing. Fireworks don’t last this long, so you’ll probably want to turn this down. After some experimenting, I’ve found a 3-second exposure works best. cool stuff for kids cool stuff for girls random cool stuff cool stuff to draw

To change exposure duration, tap the “10S” button on the app’s main menu, then drag the “Expsure Time” slider to the right or left and press “OK.” cool stuff for kids cool stuff for girls random cool stuff cool stuff to draw

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