Ok, so I'm planning a shoot in the next few weeks (yes that means I'll have some really hot pics of a friend of mine up here for all to view). She lives in a nice apartment with a big window. I want to use the window for obvious natural light reasons, but I want to make the light a little blown out. I really don't want to see anything outside the window, I just want to make the light look really bright. I would also like to take pictures of her facing away from the window, but be able to see her face, not just a silhoette(sp?). Now, I don't have the use of actual photography lighting. For most of my shoots I just grab a mirror, or a house lamp or something. For black and white pics this usually works fine for me. Do you guys have any suggestions? What apperture and shutter speed should I be using, keeping in mind that it's probably gonna be over cast, because it's bloody cold and snowing here most of the time now. Thanks in advance you wonderful TPF'ers you.