well here goes. without going to a class on this how does one learn where to set the camera at when shooting pictures. what i am doing now for stationary items is to put the camera in auto take a picture and look at the settings, then i turn it to manual and just adjust them to see what they do. is it just practice that you learn to just get out of the car walk down a trail and pop it in manual, make your settings and then shoot away? I know go take a class, well the local collage and the CC 30min away do not have any photo classes or groups. I am trying to get a club started at my school but still it is hard to do. so if you can all bare with me and teach me the ways.