OK, so it's not exactly this weekend but July 4th is a great day for photographs. And not just for the fireworks (which can be spectacular) but for all of the great events that precede and surround them. So this weekend's assignment will be sort of a mixed bag of possibilities. (And for our purposes, this "weekend" will extend through July 4th.) Use my tips on photographing events to help you shoot something festive this weekend. Maybe it's a street fair or pre-show. Or grab the tripod when you head out to your favorite fireworks show. It's not as hard as you think. Please add your photos to the discussion at Flickr. As always, I'm happy to discuss any problems you ran into and I love seeing everyone's efforts. Have a great weekend!