Hi! I'm new to this forum and film photography so I have a couple of questions. I'm taking a film photography class at my college, our first assignment is an action shot without using flash with a shutter speed of 250-500. We are using Kodak Tri-x black and white film with 400 ISO and my camera is a Canon Rebel T2. My first two rolls of film were extremly dark (so that no picture showed up) my third roll just barely showed the pictures and my fourth was slightly better, but still seems to me like it would be too dark to make a good print. I developed the first 3 rolls and tried with the fourth to add more light to make my light meter read zero, but even with an overhead light and three lamps with some mirror contraptions my light meter wouldn't go above -2. I'm not sure how to get more light to be able to get an action shot that is properly lit since I'm not supposed to use flash. If anyone has any ideas how to do this I would really appreciate it. I'm in Alaska and it's winter so there is never much natural light that I can use. My second question is, what is a 'good' negative supposed to look like? I understand good means different things to different people, but I'm thinking about what kinds of negatives will make a clear print. Thank you in advance!