Here's an example of using a telephoto lens to get close up into the action. With fireworks it goes without saying that care
must be taken to protect first of all yourself, and then of course the camera.
This shot was taken of a small fountain type garden firework from around 20 feet away - at night. At the
time, I didn't have a remote control for the camera, so instead, I lit the firwork, ran back to the camera and pressed the shutter button with a 10 second timer delay. The reason for this is that
absolutely any shake on the camera during the exposure would result in the loss of the natural straight and curved lines being formed by the direction of the sparks during the exposure.