So I was given a gift of a canon rebel xs for my wedding, and have pretty much only ever used the auto settings. Anyways, we have a severe weather warning (which almost never happens here, even in a total whiteout blizzard), and I was all "WTF?" Then I realized it, tonight our entire sky was lit up with lightning. Lightning every where, and it was awesome, I tried to take some pictures but 1) Could never catch it 2) If I did it was horrible and you couldn't even tell it was lightning.
So how do I do it? I've only got the standard kit lens, and a 300mm lens that came with the bundle, I've got a tripod also.
I'm assuming the same principles will work for fireworks, since I'm trying to take a picture of something bright in the night sky that doesn't stay there very long, but if there are different tips for getting good fireworks shots, I'd like them too, as our city has a pretty good little fireworks display for the fourth every year.
Whether they find a life there or not, I think Jupiter should be called an enemy planet.