On Sunday I get a day off and I am going to a creek area to see if i can snap some decent outdoor pictures. The problem I can forsee having is light. It will more than likely be pretty bright outside in the middle of the day. Is there anyway to compensate for this? I took a few pictures a couple days ago and most of them came out overexposed in the lighted areas but the shadows came out great. I just got a 300D with the OEM Canon EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 lens and UV protector. for $350 any help is much appreciated.