Ok, I did a search for fireworks http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/search.php?do=process&query=fireworks I saw lots of great photos, but, I would like to know what I will need and what is the best way (shutter/ap/iso) to capture them. I know it will depend on the circumstances, but at what setting would you recommend for fireworks? long/short shutter? tripod needed? (atleast as a starting point) I have an XTI and a - Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 - SIGMA DG 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 Telephoto Lens with Macro Switch (200-300) and AF/M Switch (Lens in Box) There will be Fireworks on Sunday, so I am wanting to read up and prepare. Thanx for your replies.