Does anyone use Scott Kelby's drag the shutter technique ? I tried it out today on some play shots in the house, and it seems to work ! The way I understand it, in case you're using off camera flash, in a dark room, the backround will be too dark in one of the auto modes. So, the technique is, set up the shot in say AP mode, get the numbers for shutter and aperture. Move to manual mode, and plug those numbers in. Then take the shot in manual mode, with the same flash. This makes the backround get more exposure due to the slower shutter speed. It may be a little blurry, but it's just the backround. The subject doesn't expose except for the instant that the flash works. I tried it one way, just normal wireless commander mode, flash to the side, ap mode, shutter speed was 1.3. The wall behind the subject was dark, but the subject ( my tv ) was lit up. Then I turned to manual mode, everything else the same, set the shutter to 1.3 seconds. This time, the wall was lit up nicely. I'm so new at this, I don't know if I'm understanding it right, or even doing it right to get the results I explained, but it seems to be a neat trick.