It's that time of year when the sky is alight with exploding colors, and it's a great time to break out your camera and take it to your local fireworks show. This helpful video will give you lots of tips for getting the best possible shots of fireworks.
Coming to you from Jared Polin, this video gives his tips for shooting fireworks. The great thing about photographing them is that because you're working at low ISOs and narrow apertures, you don't need a super-modern body and expensive, wide-aperture lens; almost any body or lens will work for this (even a kit lens). One of the best tips is compositing fireworks into a single shot. If you're using a tripod, it should be easy to mask in different explosions, allowing you to create a single shot showcasing various colors and looks. Also, be sure to get there with plenty of time to spare. First, you'll want to be able to scout a location that not only gives you a good view of the fireworks, but also renders a good photographic composition and second, you'll want to beat the crowds so you can get your spot. Just be careful that you're not setting up a tripod in a high-traffic area where it might be a problem. Enjoy!