Here are some tips for all you that will be out photographing fireworks this week...
1. Use Manual Setting on camera.
2. Set Shutter Speed to 3 seconds
3. Set Aperture to f16
4. Set ISO to 200
5. Put camera on Tripod - pointed where fireworks will be.
6. If possible use a cable release to fire camera without touching.
(Use this as a starting point and adjust from there)
For even better results, using cable release set your camera to BULB mode and push fire button as firework launches, hold through duration and release once firework completes.
Happy 4th! :)
Thank you to Trevor Dayley for the tips!