MakeUseOf: How to Take Incredible Fireworks Photos Using a Smartphone: 10 Tips. “Smartphone photography is a convenient way to get great photos without being weighed down with a heavy and bulky DSLR. You might think you need a professional camera setup to get amazing fireworks shots, but the camera in the palm of your hand is good enough. By using these smartphone photography tips, you can enjoy any fireworks display and get great photos without dragging a large camera bag along with you. Let’s jump right in.”
Android Police: Google celebrates the Fourth of July with an AR fireworks game straight out of 2005. “We here in the United States are sliding into a holiday weekend, with Independence Day falling on Sunday this year. Google has designed a new AR game to celebrate the occasion, combining fireworks, national landmarks, and Guitar Hero into one odd experience.”
Route Fifty: For July Fourth, Many Cities Go Virtual or Cancel Fireworks Displays. “From virtual parades to unannounced fireworks shows, the Fourth of July will look different this year. To prevent large gatherings and tamp down on the spread of coronavirus infections, many cities are canceling or curtailing traditional Independence Day celebrations.”
Poynter: COVID-19 is canceling public fireworks displays. Meanwhile, annoying all-night explosions are booming.
Poynter: COVID-19 is canceling public fireworks displays. Meanwhile, annoying all-night explosions are booming.. “Since communities around the country have canceled their big fireworks displays so as not to attract crowds during a pandemic, people seem to be buying lots of fireworks to shoot off in the backyard.”
Productivity Bytes: How to Watch 6 New Years’ Eve Live Streams 2019. “It’s almost time to say goodbye to 2018 and welcome in a new year. Whether you’ll miss this year, or you’re happy it’s finally over, you’re probably planning some sort of celebration. For many people, that means watching the New Years’ Eve live streams of concerts, parades and fireworks going on in cities around the world. You don’t have to physically be there to enjoy the festivities, though.”
Business Wire: Watch Live as 200,000 Icelanders Set off Fireworks to Ring in 2018 (PRESS RELEASE). “Iceland Naturally invites you to take a virtual trip to Reykjavík with a Facebook Live video stream of the city’s dazzling fireworks show on New Year’s Eve. Simply head to http://www.facebook.com/icelandnaturally at 6:50 p.m. EST / 3:50 p.m. PST on December 31 to watch more than 200,000 Icelanders ring in the new year with their famous fireworks display. Since Iceland is several hours ahead of North America, you can watch the celebrations before yours even begin!”
In the United States, the 4th of July is a holiday (Independence Day) with lots of food and fireworks. So I’m posting this article from The Verge, which is a twist on those “how to take good firework pictures” articles you see every year: How to use GIFs to take better fireworks photos.