My challenge lately has been getting everyone in the photo in focus. Usually it's siblings together in a photo, and usually I'm in pretty close. I realized that it happened when I had my lens all the way open and tried to correct it by stopping up a bunch, from 1.8 to about 7-10. But then to increase the lighting, I have to lower my shutter speed, and this is all in daylight/shaded areas with my ISO at about 400. I don't understand what I'm doing wrong, but either I can get good lighting, sharp subjects, but only 1 of 2 in focus, or I get everybody blurry because the lighting isn't right. What would help me fix this? These were taken at about 8:30am in a garden with high walls, in a shady area. I've had no problems taking photos of individual people there before in this lighting, only with multiple subjects in the photo. First missed photo: f/1.8, 1/1000 sec., ISO 250, center-weighted metering mode, no flash Second missed photo: f/8, 1/40 sec., ISO 250, center-weighted, no flash Now that I've written out, I see that I didn't adjust the ISO (like I thought I had) and that's probably my problem. What can I safely adjust ISO to when shooting in shade like this, without getting lots of noise? I tried a few with flash but it made the background look really unnatural and I don't have an off-camera flash yet, and can't get one soon. So I think the problem is ISO, but not sure exactly what small improvements I can make for that. The problem is that when I have 2 cute kids sitting pretty, I shoot first and ask questions later, adjusting what I can possibly think of quickly, and then learning from hindsight! Thanks!!