Pocketnow Challenge July: Best fireworks photo from a smartphone?

We’ve been teasing our new series for the last couple weeks, and now it’s time for a showdown! Welcome to the Pocketnow Challenge, where we test real world smartphone usage by pitting two Pocketnow editors against each other.

Our first major challenge is a photography battle between long time editor and professional photographer Adam Lein, facing off against the newest video producer on the site Juan Carlos Bagnell. To celebrate the Fourth of July, these two photogs are battling to see who can deliver the best photo of celebratory fireworks.

It’s a classic showdown. Senior editor, versus junior producer. Windows Phone versus Android. New York versus Los Angeles. Who wins the first photo fight? YOU DECIDE! Watch the video, then hit the “More Info” icon in the upper right corner of the video to vote in the poll for your favorite photo.

Voting will be open for one week, and we’ll announce the winner in a wrap up video later in the month. Did you take any fireworks shots with your phone during July celebrations? Send them our way, and we’ll feature our favorites during the winner announcement. We know we have some talented fans, and we want to show off what you can do too! Send your photos to Podcast [at] Pocketnow [dot] com, and include some details like how you took the shot and what phone you used.

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About The Author
Juan Carlos Bagnell
Juan has been geeking out on personal computing since before PCs had GUIs. After studying Theatre in college, Juan worked with a contractor that supported servers and mobile devices for Department of Energy facilities. After moving to Los Angeles California, and working as a commercial casting director, he now dedicates his time to discussing the tech landscape as a consumer advocate. You’ll often see him pop in local news broadcasts. Passionate about mobile content creation, he recently published his first book on smartphone photography.