A staple of any celebration worth its while is the big fireworks display at the end. If you would like to capture the magic of the night, I’ve compiled some tips for you. Photographing fireworks is really fun and, if you’ve never done it, enormously satisfying. For many amateurs it falls into the “Wow, I didn’t know I could do that!” category—well, you can. And fireworks pictures are a wonderful exercise in manual photography—manual focus and manual exposure are the only way to go.