I recently checked out of our local library a book on digital photography. It turned out to be the best instructional manual I have ever seen. I have been trying to make the switch from automatic to manual shooting, and I am making progress, but in just the first fifty pages of this book, I learned more than I had learned from all the online articles and videos I had been reading and watching. The book is a beauty in itself, glossy pages, large print (important for older eyes), and gorgeous photos. The text is well written and easy to understand. I liked it so much that I actually looked on Amazon and bought my own copy. The book is Tony Northrup's DSLR Book: How to Create Stunning Digital Photography. If your library doesn't have it, then put in a request that they buy it. I have very seldom ever recommended anything as highly as I recommend this book.

Thanks for the recommendation Val. I will have to check out that book!

I like reading things like that I'll check it out! You will love manual setting I promise!