Hi everyone, I am new to the forum and also sort of new to photography. Over the past...4 days, I have been constantly researching TPF and am still confused. Before I ask questions, I'd like to introduce my equipment. I have a Pentax ZX-50 with a Pentax 35-80mm 1:4-5.6 with a UV filter attached to it. I have been using Fujifilm 200 speed color film. After learning all of the basics--aperture, shutter speed, light meter, thirds rule, ISO--I went and took around 14 pictures at the beach around sunset. Directly after leaving I went to Walgreen's and had them printed with their 1 hour service. After getting them back, I found that around 4 or 5 were blurry due to a slow shutter speed and shaky hands. A few were a tiny bit blurred due to a faster shutter speed, but still not fast enough. The rest I took by placing on a rock and letting it sit there with the timer. This picture has the most light balance out of all of my pictures, but it seems grainy. The picture was scanned at 200dpi to 4 x 6 inches, then converted to 72dpi for the internet. You can see the 200dpi photo here: http://imgpad.com/seven2.jpg http://imgpad.com/star.jpg I also took this picture, which seems to have better quality, but still seems like it's not printed with a high enough dpi for print. I tried out the flash on this photo, which you can tell by the sand around it I understand that there are several things wrong with the picture, but does it seem very grainy? Once again it seems that it was printed with a low dpi. Is this because of there not being enough light or is it Walgreen's? I plan to drop off my next roll of film on my next trip to Costco. Does anyone have any suggestions for printing film? In a digital world it seems hard to find help on film. Sorry if I didn't include enough information. Thank you to everyone that responds.