Ok, So i tried to take pics of my daughter today with my new setup. I have a fotodiox L-600 studio strobe Nikon D-80 with 18-50 2.8 lens. I was shooting in manual mode and this is what i was getting: Note the black on the left. It was either there, or if i held the camera verticle, it would be at the bottom. When i slow the shutter or open the apeture, i get highlights, or if I increase the lighting (had it on 1/4 power) i also get highlights. Any suggestions??? I did get some great shots too, it was just a pain in the butt!!