Hey guys, I planned on starting a thread once I get out there with my new D3000, but I figure I might as well start it now, and get opinions on what and how to do certain things. I switched the camera to vivid and a few other things and now when I take pics on Manual it has to have flash, otherwise it'll come out completely black. And even with flash, if it's not well lit, it'll come out dark if it's a far shot. Is there something I did wrong or didn't do to make it that way? The colors look MUCH better on Manual than they do on auto or macro. Anyway, here are a few of my pics I took with my old point and shoot, some cell phone. I put a black overlay on some of the pics to add some depth.