Why Is It So Impossible To Take A Picture of Fireworks?

I don’t know how professional photographers do it. I’ve tried everything. I’ve tried fireworks mode on my camera, I’ve tried low light mode, I’ve tried flash, I’ve tried no flash, nothing works.


Every freaking summer I plan on writing about how sensational the Fourth of July Fireworks were in the Hamptons, and every summer it ends up being a stupid looking story because I can’t for the life of me take a photograph of fireworks. It ruins the whole damn experience for me too, because I can’t really enjoy the fireworks, because the entire time that they are going off, all I’m doing is screwing around with my phone trying to get one freaking good picture.

It’s just embarrassing. Does anybody out there have a secret?

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