I can't believe I've let so much time pass without really shooting anything. Some new questions below and will also post some pics.
1. Is it cheating to shoot in M but use auto-focus? I'm having such a hard time thinking about all the different settings and adding having to focus on top of it is just too much.
2. I'm still tring to understand my settings... but I seem to only shoot at the highest F-stop I have and can't understand why I would want to let less light in. Maybe it's because I tend to be shooting in the house or on cloudy days. Can you share comments on when I'd want to lower my aperture?
3. As mentioned I tend to be shooting indoors.... maybe because it's been cold. Is it just impossible to get enough light inside to shoot w/o a flash? Is there a way to take good pictures at indoor venues? (like last week we went to the circus and I had no idea what to do)
4. Remind me, how do I see what my settings were when I'm on flickr?