Hello! I'm new to photography and new to this forum. I have a Canon Rebel T1i. I have a tripod, zoom lens, wide-angle lens, a telephoto lens, extra flash attachment and 3 filters. I have no clue how to use these extras to my advantage. I try to get out and take creative pictures with my camera as often as I can, but it isn't often enough. I have a session this coming Saturday for a couple's engagement pictures and am excited but, naturally, nervous. We are set to start sometime mid-morning to avoid the high temps we've had lately. Any advice on camera settings would be MUCH appreciated! I already know it's best to utilize the creative zones and I've practiced mainly with the Tv setting; shady areas so the bright sunlight isn't too harsh on my subjects; etc. I also know to use the flash in bright settings if I have to shoot in the sun. But I'm having a hard time achieving that beautiful soft glow that I've seen on professional sites. Also, how do I get my subject's eyes and eye color to really pop and shine, while also exhibiting amazing clarity, and still capturing soft skin tones and colors? And with this couple I'd love to get some silhouette shots in the shadows and am not sure how to do that. And while I'm sitting here rambling I'd love some tips on photographing sunsets/sunrises. Thanks. Btw, I have Photoshop CS4 for my touch-up work and am learning that as I go - I have a great book by Scott Kelby. But there's not a lot Photoshop can do if the picture isn't great, having motion and/or grain to begin with. I guess what I'm really trying to get is the soft glowing pictures with plenty of detail and no grain. Please help!! This couple knows that I am very much an amateur and are probably expecting mediocre work - but I really want to wow them!! Thanks in advance.