OK... I need to know... 1) How's the contrast? 2) How is the white balance? 3) How did I do on lighting? 4) How is the compostion? 5) What can I do better next time? Thanks 1) Tonight I made leftover Beef Stew on egg noodles. I set the white balance with a 18% gray card. Not sure if that helped. Here are the other details: Exposure: 1/4 sec. F-stop: 8.0 Cannon 300D 2) Just tried to see if the 18% gray card is making a diffrenece. Still had to do some gimping to adjust the levels. Hope what I did will make a diffrence in my pictures.