I've become interested in children's portraiture but I have some questions about lighting. Indoors- I'm guessing you shouldn't use a flash because you don't want to blow out a baby's soft skin. Can you use a flash with an older child or adult? I did a baby photo shoot last weekend and she was too young to take outside. I don't have any sort of studio, I'm just starting out, so I went to their house. They didn't have any real natural lighting so I was limited to the lighting from their house. Here's the question... I don't want to raise the ISO too high because of noise, maybe above 800? But even if I had the apeture down low to 4.0 and the shutter speed up to 1/60 or 1/80 it was too dark. If I lowered the shutter speed to create more light I didn't capture the fast movements and smiles of the babies, so a lot of the pictures came out blurry. What do you do in this situation? Outside- When do you use a fill flash and when do you use no flash? General question about children's photography- I find that with apeture priority I can't get the shutter speed up high enough. With shutter speed priority I don't feel like I have enough control of the apeture, so I perfer all out manual. But how am I supposed to control all of this fast enough and make changes at new locations when I have babies, 2, 3, 4 etc year olds waiting on me? Thanks, I'm new so hello to all!