Here are some links to my website on a technique which i use with my digital camera for some common techniques in photography.

I'm using the Canon Powershot S10 but in general, the technique is applicable to most digital cameras.Check this out: (All drawings and illustration are my personal work)

1- specifically for Powershot S10 and S20(long delay/aka slow shutter)
http://www.geocities.com/md_sulhan/tips1.html

2- Poor Man's Macro photography
http://www.geocities.com/md_sulhan/tips2.html

3- Panning of moving objects
http://www.geocities.com/md_sulhan/tips3.html

my website: http://www.geocities.com/md_sulhan

Hope that this is helpful......

have nice day...
regards,
Sulhan