I'm the type that learns alot by doing. I just got out with my camera and got to know it by just taking pictures. there are some great websites that helped me along too to start out. I would recommend taking a look at Digital Photography School
. They have a bunch of tutorials and an interactive forum that has weekly assignments to give you practice.
and like darcilicious
said, there's also a book, From Snapshots to Great Shots
for your camera, that I found very useful for my camera model.
And never be afraid to post a pic here for critique. We are a helpful bunch --
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