I received a brand-new Digital Rebel T3 with 18-55 kit lens and 75-300 telephoto lens as a gift some months ago. To date, I have no external flashes to other hardware. Since that time, I'm taken mostly outdoor shots using the Rebel's "Landscape" mode. I have never owned an SLR before.
This evening Im travelling with some friends to an awards banquet. Our local trails organization in to be recognized there. I have never seen the venue, but it's safe to assume the dinner and award are inside. I will be taking my Canon HDV camcorder and the Rebel along to try to get photos and video. I have a tripod and a monopod.
This is obviously going to be flash territory. I'd like to avoid silly goofs like shadow halos and redeye, so I hope to arrive early to check out the venue.