and flash in general. I've been going around to local venues following a local band and (surprise!) photographing them. I wouldn't say I'm incredibly comfortable with photography, but I've been teaching myself little bits over the years. At any rate, my built in flash is rather obnoxious, and I think takes away from the photo quality. I can manage to take a few shots without flash, but there is NO lighting in these clubs, or practically none. Mainly, in my opinion because they're primary use isn't for bands. That being said, I have a Canon Digital Rebel XT and I was wondering if a different flash would be to my benefit, and if so, what should I look for in an external flash. Beyond that, do you guys have any tips or points for shooting live bands in quite possibly the worst lighting ever?