I took a couple classes in high school over 10 years ago. I didn't retain anything from it. Picked up a 350D last week with 18-55mm kit and 70-300mm USM. I decided to pick up a 430ex tonight and I took this shot of my wife. EXIF: 1/200, f5.6, 42mm, ISO 400 Flash mode: ETTL Manual Zoom 50mm The flash was pointed dirctly at her. I have no idea how this thing works, but I think it worked for this one. I have a portraight shoot slated for 3 weeks from now for my boss so I'm here to take any and all criticism and to learn from it.