Just a question for those out there that are mostly self-taught....how exactly did your photography skills progress? I got my DSLR back in June. Admittedly, I know that I haven't spent as much time learning my camera as I should have. Besides that, I'm a slow learner in general. So far, I've taught myself how to shoot in manual...how ISO, aperture and shutter speed work to create proper exposure. I think I've got a pretty basic handle on it. It's not 2nd nature yet, but I can figure it out in a decently short amount of time. I'm wondering what the next natural step is to take in learning photography. Every time I think I have an idea of how things go, I read a thread that leaves me reeling because of the huge amounts of info that I can't even comprehend yet. So, I'm wondering what makes the most sense to learn next?? I'm not at the point where I can afford a Nikon brand flash right now, but I could probably afford something around $75-100, just to learn on. Should I be trying to learn a flash next? Or is there another step in-between that I'd be skipping? Thanks in advance for any input!