How do I get my camera to recognize that my flash is connected to it and on? When I take photos indoors and the lighting is horrible all my camera wants to do is take it at f/2.8 and like 1/8 which is very hard to get a good, in focus picture. I have a flash, which is set to automatic, but it doesn't seem to help. Shouldn't having a flash make a difference? And when I adjust the exposure to -3 stops it seems to raise the shutter speed, but won't that make my pictures noisy/grainy? Also, should I buy some sort of lighting kit? Would that make me be able to use an f/8 or something around that?