I'm new to the world of DSLR, but not photography. My favorite, Canon AE-1, has become expensive to use with the cost of film and developing. Though, to take "nice" pictures, it may be worth it.
My questions come from the grain or noise in the pictures. I do understand ISO, and aperture. I'm not sure much changed from the days of film (maybe I'm wrong) I've tried changing the aperture, the ISO, and even did the unthinkable and switched to a manual setting. I'm shooting outdoors on a very sunny day I shouldn't have this much grain in my photos, but when I print them out, it's terrible. Can't hardly tell the people, and plants are nothing like what we see.
We are headed to Yellowstone in a couple of weeks. I was hoping that was enough time to learn how to take a few decent pictures with the new D3100 Camera. I'm looking for suggestions on what I can do to reduce the noise in pictures I want to print. I won't be printing all of them, but probably a select few for my collection.
Suggestions on how to cure this problem would be welcome.