How dare you take photos of fireworks with your phone

If someone shared this article with you today, it's because you're already mentally preparing yourself for the cameras to come out before the fireworks even begin. "I know what's going to happen," you'll say. "Jack is going to start taking pictures about 5 minutes into the show, trying to snap a picture every time a gosh-darned firework flashes." Every year he does this! He knows GOOD AND WELL he's never going to do anything with those pictures anyway!

"Jack," you should say, "no matter how awesome you think the camera on your smartphone is, it's not going to get good photos of the fireworks. Worse, still, is the fact that you're not going to ever see those photos again. You'll just be taking up a bunch of space on your phone and you'll have to delete them later. Just put the thing away and enjoy the show!"

This is what Jack's photos look like:

But Jack uses Instagram and can't handle doing ONE thing without taking a photo of it.

Jack needs to take photos for Facebook, or finds it necessary to capture a video of fireworks so that he can post it to Twitter. They just enabled video uploads to Twitter! Jack couldn't possibly miss this opportunity to grab a video to upload to Twitter!

But Jack doesn't realize that even if he takes a really good photo of a fireworks display, he's been tossing friends and family out of the moment as he does so. It's fine if he doesn't want to enjoy the display himself, but just think of your family, Jack!

Also Jack does not have a drone.

If Jack really wanted to capture some amazing photos of fireworks, he should have purchased a drone at least a few weeks ago. Then he could have figured out how to take photos while in mid-flight hundreds of feet above the ground like these examples from Dronestagram.

Next year, Jack.

Next year you'll be prepared.