|Neighborhood Fireworks - South Weber, Utah|
I recently purchased an LG G4 cell phone, and the camera is surprisingly capable. I didn't have any intentions of photographing fireworks with it, but last night one of my neighbors was shooting fireworks practically over my backyard (not quite, but it seemed that way). So I grabbed a little cell phone tripod I have and pulled the G4 out of my pocket. Very quickly I was capturing the colorful explosions in the sky.
|Patriotic Explosion - South Weber, Utah|
The results? Not bad, but not great. The limited dynamic range of the camera shows up in the easily blown highlights. I pushed the shadows up, which increased the digital noise. There are some flaws. I could have improved the images if I had post-processed them on my computer using a more powerful software, but I didn't have time for that.
It's certainly possible to photograph fireworks with your cell phone. The results might not be quite as good as those from a DSLR, but they might not be all that far off, either. Sometimes convenience trumps quality (and sometimes not).