We have been using a digital camera for several years and the technology has come so far that even the novice photographer can create some beautiful shots. Digital photography is great in that you can take extra shots of a subject to get the right one and then view it on your PC before having to print out your original. We recommend getting as close to your subject as possible without relying on the zoom. This will reduce any blurry images, and use a higher shutter speed, as the slower ones will create blurry picture if your are not completely still. The best advice is take pictures at random without all the setup as you will find the improtu pics will usually be the best.