I'm curious to know what mode you shoot in when you take pictures. I myself am a beginner and I thought it would be interesting to see the approach in which beginners use to start learning about their camera, settings, and understanding photography. If you're not a beginner, please share what you did when you first began learning. Feel free to post your best "beginner's shot." I purchased my 1st dslr in April '09 and right afterwards I went to a local park and began shooting in 'manual' mode. It was frustrating at first but it helped me learn about my camera and proper settings faster. That's just me though. Here are a few pics I took the 1st day of owning my Nikon D60 and I believe these were unedited: i added vignetting to this..