If attending a fireworks show on the 4th of July, plan on taking a few rolls of film and using a whole roll on the fireworks only. When shooting these photos, try to fill some of the photos entirely with fireworks. Check your camera manual for instructions on how to best take these photos. You're going to get some great shots.

With the other rolls of film, take photos of your family (yourself included) and friends before, during and after the show. When you have the film developed, choose your best fireworks photo and have it enlarged as a color copy. The copy shop will help you fit it to the size of paper you use for layouts. It will be awesome background paper for the "people" photos that you took.

--Jill Davis