Sigma has posted an informative article on its blog by photographer Jack Howard, sharing tips on how to photograph fireworks. The article comes just in time for the 4th of July celebrations in the USA, but is equally relevant to various festivals, year-wide, all over the world. Tips include obvious pointers like making sure you have a good, sturdy tripod, but also more detailed advice about how to set up your camera's exposure and focus modes, as well as how to trigger exposures. Click the links below to go straight to the article at blog.sigmaphoto.com.

And for those wondering how to shoot fireworks with a smartphone, be sure to check out our 5 tips for great fireworks photos with your smartphone over on connect.dpreview.com