I'm very new, so trying to learn slowly was trying to figure out how to get a decent exposure while shooting on manual. wasn't overly concerned with composition, as my model was less than cooperative. I used an aperature of 5.6 and adjusted shutter speed until the camera was showing a good exposure (on that -2---------0----------+2 thing (sorry for the ignorance, I'm a sloow learner) middle of the day (say around 3?) and we were in the shade. constructive criticism greatly appreciated thanks!