How to take photos of fireworks on a smartphone

Video works too

When you want a memory of the fireworks display you watch this New Year’s Eve, but don’t want to spend any money at an app store or on accessories, look to the video mode on your phone.

Sure, it’s not going to give you a still image of the fireworks, but you won’t need to fiddle with settings and you’ll achieve a neat fireworks video with no problems whatsoever.

To do this, just switch your phone over to video mode, aim it at the sky, and hit record.

We suggest holding your phone in landscape mode, though, as videos shot in portrait don’t look as big or impressive when shared with friends from the phone, or viewed online.