Sparklers are a reminder of warm nights on the beach during the summer months, holiday festivities with friends, and all of the other joyous moments of our lives. I originally got this idea from @rmkhnert__ on Instagram, and decided to try it myself. I shot with my Canon EOS Rebel T6i and 75-300mm lens set on Sports Mode and automatic focus. For non-Canon users, Sports mode is a fast shutter speed setting with rapid-fire image capturing, disabled flash, and automatic light control. Because Sports Mode is not ideal for low light situations, you can also shoot in Manual mode with a slower shutter speed as to allow the light to enter the lens. I chose Sports Mode because of the natural light and because I wanted to capture the sparks without light trails. Make sure that the jar has a wide opening or that the flammable part of the sparkler is out of the jar, otherwise the heat will build up and the jar will break. I learned that the hard way. I'd recommend shooting in an f-stop that only brings the jar and sparklers into focus so that the background is not distracting to the camera or the viewer. Once all of that is set up, all you need to do is light the sparklers, sit back, and snap away!