Hi all, I'm still reletively new to digital photography and just picked up a Canon PowerShot G5 and have been playing around with it. The problem is my pictures still come out looking like crap and I have no idea what I'm doing wrong and to be honest I don't know too much about the settings and what not. I understand what aperture and shutter speed is but I don't know how to correctly utilize them along with using flash. I even set the camera into "portrait" mode and tried taking a picture of my cat and it comes out weird. The flash even shown in the background and whatnot.. so I tried turning the flash off and the picture ends up not even white and not as visible, which messes it up and makes it more blurry. I don't know when to use flash. I even set it to auto mode and it didn't come out clear. Here's some pictures: Can somone tell me any tips or what not to take pictures that don't look so dark/blurry and come out clear/sharp? I have it set to Super Fine and high quality .. I just suck.