If you’re heading out to catch some fireworks on July 4, or any time this summer, check out Cool Mom Tech where we’ve got 10 photo tips for shooting fireworks, to keep you from coming home with a bunch of blurry blips in your camera roll.

Whether you’re shooting with a DSLR, a point-and-shoot, or your trusty iPhone, find some smart pro advice as well as links to plenty of helpful fireworks photography posts on our favorite photo and tech blogs.

And hey, if you shoot and share something amazing in the sky, tag us on Instagram @coolmompicks! That is, fireworks, not UFO’s. Though come to think of it, we’d be more than happy to see those too.

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