Hi, I didn't have much time to prepare for this shot. It was taken at a fire station Christmas party with horrid florescent lighting (and not much of that either). So I know that it is noisy, but what I was wondering is if the little dots of light in the background were distracting. Any advice on improving the picture in PP? I have Aperture (and am no expert at using it, but know enough to make some changes if I knew what I needed to do). Any advice for next year's Christmas party with this kind of lighting? I hate using my on-camera flash at ANY expense. I do not have an external flash. Should I get one and if so, any suggestions for my Canon 30D? Thanks so much.