the best way to learn to use your camera is read up on apeture and shutter speed. Then start photography in apeture priority mode. It helps. You pick your apeture size, and the camera automatically picks your shutter speed for you according to lighting conditions. As you shoot in different apeture modes you will get a feel of the look that you want . Aslso after you achieve the look that you are going for, you can start paying attention to what shutter speed your camera is using and then you can learn to adjust your shutter shpped manually. After that I just started googling different image types to see how to achieve that. You really can learn almost anything just by googling now. Then just post your pics for cc so that people can tell you how they think you can improve. If you want to pm me, I have some links that might help as well.