I have been the proud owner of a Canon EOS 300D for a good 6 months or so now, and have used it originaly mainly in the automatic mode, in order to "gradually" increase the difficulty in using the equipment. Having now made the plunge to the "Creative Modes" on the camera, eg the more manual modes, including the entirely manual settings, I am finding my results to be extremely varied in terms of effectively controlling the settings to create different effects. Mainly the colours seem to be off when I manually create a shot, and generally the result is poor, with the exposure being very hit or miss. It's becoming increasingly frustrating taking back what is an interesting looking set of results, then seeing the full size versions to be disappointingly "inaccurate". Any help or tutorials on how to improve my knowledge/ability in setting up the shots Im "mucking up", would be greatly appreciated!