Well, I have been shooting hundreds of pictures trying to learn the in's and out's of my new camera. I am studying the manual and reading Understanding Exposure, so here goes my first attempts. Feel free to tell me how to improve. The first photo is one of many shots I took while my boys played in the water park. The camera was set to auto and I just kept shooting For the second one, I'm trying the technique on page 15 of Understanding Exposure on using manual exposure. I set my camera to f/5.6 like it says, but it says to adjust shutter speed until the light meter indicates "correct". I have read my manual and I can' find where it talks about the light meter. Maybe it's called something else? So I just adjusted the shutter speed and took a few pictures. Comments appreciated!