The camera is a Rebel XT the lense is the kit lense EFS 8-55mm. I put tissue paper over the flash, darken the room and use autofocus because I have no idea how to use manual settings and I don't understand photography jargon. F-stop this and aperature that, ISO speed. I am clueless as to what most of this stuff means or how to use it. I've tried settings recommended by others before and I don't get the results that I do with auto settings.