I am giving up on the photography thing for tonight. I am getting frustrated and need to just let it go for now. My main problem is lighting and I don't like the reflections I am getting on the beads. I will try tomorrow in the daylight. I am attaching a close up I took with a flash...it was the first shot I took as soon as I connected the lens to the camera and probably was the best one I took all night. Here are also a few of the kids.