I recently got a D-90/18-105 kit zoom/70-300 kit zoom & SB-600 speed lite. I'm not yet comfortable with all the users manuals on the camera and the speed lite, and mostly shooting in auto or programmed auto. I live in the mountains in So. Cal. and we have about a week of heavy weather moving in with lots of snow. I've tried this before with the 18-105, and the flakes close to the lens are OOF (either that or too low a shutter speed). This time I'll focus at minimum focus length (1.5') and use the speed light so I can stop the lens down to f-16 or more for DOF. I'll study up on it, but the multiple page references between two different manuals are still confusing. It ain't easy being a dumb noob! Any guidance to get me in the ballpark would be gratefully appreciated. Thanks, as always, Tom Beard PS: The power has already gone out twice. If I get great guidance, I hope I can boot up to read them. Life is a picnic---If it ain't ants, it's cockroaches.