I'm glad my book is helpful to you, Jaybee. The D3000 is quite a nice little camera. However, it has so many modes that it can be complex at times.
The good thing about that is, a motivated person can use the D3000 as a very basic camera (Guide Modes), or can learn about the more advanced exposure modes used by professionals.
I brought home a lot of excellent images with my D3000. I'd love to see a couple of your best images.
============================================== Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) www.pictureandpen.com "Better too many words than not enough understanding." ==============================================