So I 'm loving my 450D. What a change! I've been spending time with the manual as suggested here. Well, it's slow going. With every page I turn I feel I have to take 200 photos. Anyway, there I was, taking picturs of my baby. I was focusing on focusing since she moved a lot. Well, the pics I took in 2 different occasions were overexposed and flat! gah! why is this happening?? Help!! I'm posting the edited versions. I'd love to hear what y'all have to say about the focus and exposure. Oh, and ignore the bruise on her cheek in #2 - I didn't know how to clone iot out and so left it alone for fear of ruining the image.