Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum and somewhat new to photography. I have a Nikon D70 and I've been shooting mostly in aperture priority. This past weekend, I was shooting indoors (using the 18-70mm kit lens), without the flash, and I had trouble getting the right exposure for a naturally lit living room. Here's basically what happened: I set the aperture relatively wide, about 4.5 (the max that the lens allowed at its telephoto end). When I focused the shot, the exposure meter in the viewfinder stated that the image was very underexposed (all the "blocks" on the "-" side of the meter were full). I tried various things -- increasing the exposure compensation, activating the built-in flash -- but none of these really helped. It wasn't until I set the camera to shutter priority and set a slow shutter speed that, according to the camera, I had a good exposure. Here's what I'm wondering: is changing the shutter speed the only or best way to get a good exposure indoors during the day? (I was hoping to just work in A mode so I wouldn't have to take too much time setting up shots -- I also wanted to avoid blurry images.) Why wouldn't exposure compensation give me a correct exposure? Should I have been using an external flash? Thanks for your help.