I don't like to light them (MN ones are dumb anyway - the only legal ones are the ones that don't leave the ground) and I only kinda like to just sit and watch them. But I LOVE taking pictures of them!
I've been experimenting with firework photography since 2006 and I think I'm getting better every year. Granted, there's only one chance to practice every year, but still! I do a lot a research before the 4th every year and I study my photos to find what I like, what worked well and what didn't. I also familiarize myself with my camera's settings (again!) because I don't use these settings very often and I need to be able to change them quickly and mostly in the dark. This year, I felt like I was able to better anticipate the fireworks and get good photos of them right from the explosion.