Alright, so I went out and bought a Nikon D50 and am currently learning what I'm doing. That means I don't know what I'm doing. Thus, I'm here to ask a question. I've read through the forum to try and find the answer so as to not be redundant, but can't find exactly what I'm looking for. Alright, details: I have the kit lens (18-55mm) and the camera. Basic. I was fooling around, shooting indoors in your typical bedroom-lighting situation (ceiling lights, probably 60 or 100 watt bulbs). I know how aperture and shutter speed (and ISO, albeit to a lesser extent) work to expose a picture - however, I couldn't get a properly exposed picture without using flash that was not blurred. The lighting was such that I had to set my shutter speed extremely slow and my aperture was wide open (I think 3.5). So, I guess what I'm asking is - is the light just too low to shoot without a flash (or a tripod w/out flash)? I just can't stand how washed out and flat things look when you use the body flash. Can you shoot handheld indoors w/out a flash? And if I wanted to shoot in that situation so as to have most planes in focus, I'd have to have my aperture set at at least f8, right? When I was fooling around with aperture priority, setting it to about f8, my shutter speed would be WAY too slow to shoot handheld. Help me please! Thanks.