I went through my e-mail records, we ordered the 77D almost exactly one year ago, February 16th, 2019, and it arrived on February 21st. Since receiving it I've put a little over ten thousand shots through it, the vast majority single-shot snaps. I understand the exposure triangle. I think I've got a decent enough handle on framing my subject much of the time, and what I can't get in-body I can usually get with a crop. I've discovered the world of the fill-flash to reduce shading on faces in bright outdoor settings. Holding the camera level seems to be coming along. Physically getting the camera to an appropriate height for a given subject is the norm, even if I'm contorting myself a bit or looking for something to climb up onto at times. I feel I've got a good handle on how wide aperture allows the photographer to downplay the surroundings/setting for the benefit of the subject, especially people as subjects. So for someone attempting to self-educate, what do you suggest next, bearing in mind the equipment that I already own and that my ability to leave town is limited? It's incredibly unlikely that I'll ever shoot a professional model, and not especially likely to work with an amateur one either.