Hi all, I just signed up and I am new to photography. I'm currently in my third year of college for Graphic Design so I know all about art but photo is something I am now interested in. I just got a Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H10 a few weeks ago. I think it is a good start for photography but I am a bit lost with the features. Here are a few pictures I took of my sister: In number three there is the issue of the light on her face and the shadow. Does anyone have any tips on what I can do to take better shots? I am retaking these pictures tomorrow with her. Her hair is a bit darker now. I would also like to have her more in focus and the background blurry but I am unable to find that feature on my camera. Thanks. Edit: I am pretty sure I did not have the flash on when I was outside. Do you think it would have helped?