CNN PRODUCER NOTE Fitness instructor tpbond loves the "buzz" of Independence Day -- and the spectacular celebrations, such as these from Madison, Alabama at their fireworks show. "A day off of work for many, picnics, maybe some time at the pool or lake -- and of course, at the end of the day, sonic booms followed by shimmering, multi-colored fire bringing oohs and aahs from young and old -- what's not to like?" she says. She confesses to not thinking she's a good enough photographer to provide tips -- we beg to differ! -- but says if in doubt, shoot. "I usually shoot until a get one I like," she says. "Experiment with different settings and see what you get."
- sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer