Hi guys. I just found this place and i think i've found a very good place Anyway.... Off course you guys have more experience than me, and that's why i'm here, in order to understand what i've done wrong Anyway, this morning i took my 350D to take some pictures (i'm really a n00b! i know that, and i want to become better...) It was a sunny day, here at the beach, so i switched to Manual mode in order to play a little bit That's when the problem started. I put ISO at 100, and F to 22 (to a great image in depth of field). I don't have a tripod, so i set the shutter speed to 800 since the 18-55 lenses don't have IS... Result: the picture came out almost black I tried also but indoors to make a macro shot of my phone with F set to 16 and the camera 'said' that there was to much exposure. So i set the shutter speed to 30 and it went fine, but since i don't have a tripod you're guessing wich was the final result lol. A bit blured So, isn't possible to solve this problem? What if i wanted to shoot my phone with no flash and with a shutter of 250 at least? I can't solve this questions? Sorry for the bad english and for so many questions.