Salutations, I will need to shoot approx. 30 kids (with my 30D...) in a while, and I need to know some little things, so I use my time efficiently. 1- What lens? 50mm f1.8 is what I was thinking of. I haven't got much money. I use an EF 28-105 type I, but happen to find it crappy on that body, especially regarding sharpness... 2-Is it frequent to shoot in Landscape? Or solely portrait? I prefer Landscape, and the prints will be so. Is that disturbing? 3- Lighting. I do not know how to use a flash, but have a speedlite, and prefer to use ambient light, or close-up spotlights, in fact. Problem is the kids will be blinded if too strong. I could tweak that. 4- Composition. I need some quick basics to produce (not perfect) but (OK) shots. Websites? 5- Thanks for your future input.