Last summer I purchased my first camera that wasn't disposable. Since then I have become decent at taking shots with my camera (Canon Rebel 2000) on the automatic setting but am totally lost when it comes to really learning how to use my camera manually. I have tried reading a few books but I am not great at learning from just reading, I need more hands on experience. I will admit that I am getting very frustrated because it all makes sense when I read it but I just can't seem to get it when I flip the switch on my camera! I live in the middle of nowhere so finding a class to go to is VERY hard. The few that they do have require you to bring a DSLR. If someone could suggest some VERY basic online or correspondence classes it would be great, or any other suggestions on how to learn the basics it would be so wonderful!