You may have some leftover sparklers today. If so, don’t be so quick to chuck these underwhelming pyrotechnics mainstays in the garbage.
After all, a few sparklers and a nice SLR camera are all you need to achieve some really cool Photoshop-free shots. This article on Photojojo has a step-by-step tutorial to creating a “crazy, exploding tunnel effect,” a heavenly “angelic glow” and even a cool example of the obligatory combination of Legos and sparklers.
But please be careful. Fireworks are very hot.