Tips here in this thread... Things like Take the picture portrait and place the rocket at the bottom of the frame... (BTW many camera can rotate the image in the camera... check out the "Playback Menu" section of the manual). Use a viewfinder if possible Make sure to pre-focus before the countdown starts. On many cameras this means holding the shutter button down halfway. Make sure the camera is focusing on the rocket not the background or foreground. The MANUAL is your friend. You'd be amazed at what your camera might be able to do if you read about it... boring I know... but look! More to come... Add away!