I took this photo with the ISO set at 3200 (search the menu on your camera and alter the ISO, and experiement, even on a point and shoot digital camrea). The benefit of having the ISO set on 3200 is that it allows more light inside of the camera and I was able to hand hold the camera and tke this photo of the dahlia. (Without the ISO that high, I would have experienced some camera shake).
Go out this weekend, and change up the settings on your camera and see what you come up with.
Most of all, have some fun.