I’ve had this fancy camera for nearly a year now.  In all, I’ve been extremely happy with it.  My pictures are 1000% better than they ever were with my last point and shoot.  This past summer, on the encouragement of Brandy, I finally started experimenting with manual mode rather than shooting everything in automatic.

This past weekend, we attended the Parade of Lights in San Diego Harbor.

Aren’t the boat’s spectacular?

These pictures were so fabulous that I felt the need to watermark them less someone tried to steal them.

Someone please tell me…How do I take pictures at night with no flash?  Where do my settings need to be?  What DSLR settings even control shutter speed and such?  HELP!