I just picked up a Canon Rebel XT with the 18-55 lens on it. Took a few pictures around the house of some stuff, but heard about a fire downtown this morning. I took about 140 pictures, alot came out real bad, some came out ok. It just felt like the lighting conditions/smoke didn't make for real great pictures. I basically just used the camra in the automatic mode because i'm still learning about the creative modes. I heard the shutter speed a bit slower than what it normally sounds like in good lighting conditions. In the last picture, what would be best for taking a picture into the bright sky but still getting good quality from the trucks below or maybe the guy up in the ladder? In general, any reccommendations would be greatly appreciated for any of the pictures. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.