So obviously we just finished up 4th of July weekend. And there are a TON of fireworks photos all over. Here's my question, for anyone who wishes to throw some advice. I've JUST gotten started in photography as a hobby. I'm pretty happy with my gear so far, but am learning something new every day. I shot a bunch of firework stuff this weekend. After 5 or 6 shots simply to focus (GOD that's tough) I got a lot of what I thought were great shots. But when I started to self-critique them, I noticed they're all kind of...blended or streaked. I guess what I'm getting at is I wanted to get some that were good and crisp. But on a really fast shutter it was too dark to catch anything. So I was shooting at about 2 Seconds, F5 200 ISO. So my thinking was Let enough light into the lens to expose, open the shutter as far as I could, and lower the ISO as far down as it would go since it was low light. The pics, as I said, came out kinda neat, but not what I was looking for. I wanted to see individual streaks, and sparkles. I've seen some INCREDIBLE fireworks shots. Any advice on how to improve? Any settings advice in particular. I'm still learning about Fstops and ISO Settings. The more I read, the more I learn, but the more I read, the more questions pop up. (Who knew going from P&S to DSLR would be so different! ) Thanks gang! Sorry for the long post.