More specifically, at a night club. A friend of mine who opened one up near csulb wants me to take pictures of the events for him. I told him I am not qualified for it nor do I have the proper equipment, but he still insisted. Here is a link to pictures my predecessor took clicky I want to take better pictures than him, of course. I will be using a Canon A70. ISO goes up to 400 which is where I will set it at. Aperture will be f2.8. Shutter speed...I'm thinking at least 1/200. Should I leave white balance on auto? What about exposure compensation? What about pictures where there is smoke? And in direct and flashing lights? Of course I will tinker with the settings but I want to start off in decent shape. I also want these pictures to come out a little "artsy" but is it even possible just shooting people as they come and go? One more thing, what is a good tripod with a budget of $40. Something that can extend to about 70 inches. And where to purchase it?