yea, since you have a dslr now you have no fear of screwing up film = ) so take a bazillion photos. worse that you do is fill up a memory card.
also for those low light nights, try to find a very dim amibient light and go into manuel mode and allow for a low aperture and crank that shutter speed up and go for a few seconds, check the photo on the lcd screen and adjust accordingly.
thanks, lighting makes a HUGE diffrence, so I'm finding out. I have more pictures, but they were taken verticaly and the forum won't let me post them so I'll just post up my album on photobucket. Tell me what you think, comments/criticism welcome.