Hi all, As an absolute novice I am trying to gain experience of all aspects of photography. Yep this is wrong I suppose. Should concentrate at getting one thing right before I move to the next, but that's just me I suppose. The thing is I am having a little play around with a few pictures at night. I have looked around the internet to get a few ideas and the settings in manual to use as a beginner I know there are no settings that are a hard and fast rule, depends on a lot of factors. And the answer appears to be shutter speed 0f 10 secs and ISO 1600, I have tried these and yes the pictures are better than I took previously, but they are noisy and not too clear have you any suggestions on this matter. Thanks, Pete.