I bought a P67 solely for taking pics of my grandbabies as they grow. I was inspired by Cheryl Jacobs who posts some beautiful kid photos here. Anyway to answer your question I use an "L" bracket that elevates the Vivitar 283 flash well above the camera and I have a cheap plastic diffuser that goes onto the front of the flash so the light isn't so hard. The P67's have such a mirror slap problem that a flash is really the only way to get this kind of pics. I set the camera at 1/30 but the flash is actually making the exposure time, not the camera, so shake is not a problem hand held. You'll find Vivitar 283's at Ebay in the $45 range. There are billions of them in constant service.