If there's one thing I learned from covering SXSW, it's that there are far better photographers out there than me (also far worse). Specifically, I feel like I have the glass/equipment to shoot well in low light conditions, but my stuff always feels very mediocre/I see stuff that is better. Namely, sharper, with better colors. Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong/if this is the best I can do? FWIW, minimal photo editing: no photoshopping, just adjustments in Aperture. And to be fair, the lighting in each scenario ranged from "fair" to "very bad" So yeah, how to fix? First: Nikon D300 Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 Focal Length: 70mm ISO: 1000 Shutter Speed: 1/160 Noise Reduction: Low Aperture: f/2.8 Second: Nikon D300 Nikor 24-70mm f/2.8 Focal Length: 24mm ISO: 800 Shutter Speed: 1/25 Noise Reduction: Low Aperture: f/2.8 Third: Nikon D300 Nikkor 24-70 mm f/2.8 Focal Length: 29mm Noise reduction: low ISO: 800 Shutter Speed: 1/30 Aperture: f/2.8 Note: Check out the back of her right leg in this shot. What's with that. EDIT: Also, what photoshopping could be done to fix? I have precious little photoshop knowledge, and only some in Gimp.