Hey guys, I have a slew of questions for you all. I have taken a recent interest in photography. I have been using my digital point and shoots for several years but I am getting to be interested in investing in a SLR. I came very close to getting a Canon Rebel T2 (film SLR) but I didnt because I cant really afford to shell out a bunch of money for something I know little about. Well anyway, all this got me looking into ISO speeds, f numbers, and shutter speeds and what they all mean. I have a pretty good general idea what everything is now, at least I think I do. Well, I know what everything has to do with but I am still completely oblivious as to how you all seem to know exactly what aparture, shutter speed, and film speed with yeild quality results. Can anyone briefly clue me in or point me to a good, informative book? Hopefully I will be able to take a class on this but next semester isnt looking too good. As I am finding out what all this means, I started looking at my own camera, a Kodak Easyshare C875. I love the camera, though it eats batteries like no other. Anyway, I noticed there is a few shooting settings, the Auto, a Scene Slection one, and then there is one called PASM. I never knew what it was talking about, but I messed with it and found it took a bit better pictures in there usually. Once in this mode you can choose between P, A, S, and M then each thing has different numbers you can play with. Well was reading on here the other night and something clicked... Aperture, Shutter speed, and Manual (cant remember what the P is). Anway, I figured out that on "A" you set the aperture and it automatically does the shutter speed, white balance, and ISO speed. "S" is the same for shutter speed. If I remember right, "P" did the same for ISO speed. Then on "M" you can play with it all. I played around with it in my room the other day, but got frustrated as I couldnt get it to do what I want. Is going manual on my point and shoot going to be the same as on a film SLR or a digital SLR? Any info on this would greatly help, thanks guys.