Tue 29-Dec-09 04:36 PM | edited Tue 29-Dec-09 04:43 PM by Donald Kahn
Apparently, there were a lot of good little "kids" like you who got a D5000 for Christmas. If you will read some of the posts under yours, there are some great recommendations for books that can get you "up and running." I'm not familiar with the "Dummies" series of books, but there is a new book entitled "Mastering the Nikon D5000" which should be pretty good. Also, the other posts answer questions that are similar to yours regarding low light photography, lenses and flash photography.
Enjoy your new camera.
P.S. If you will scroll down through the posts, you will find a post about the book that I had mentioned.