I like having a good camera.
I like taking pictures.
I like that I see things differently through the lens. I gain a new perspective.
And I want to know how to better use my camera. I want to better understand lighting and lenses.
I think I want to take a photography class.
But classes are expensive.
I've tried learning from online sources, even sources that claim to make it easy to understand. But somehow it just doesn't click.
I want to focus by hand instead of by the auto focus on the camera.
I want to understand aperture and composition.
I want to know how to take indoor photos without using my flash.
I've done a couple of photo projects for friends, for community theatre and it has whet my appetite.
I want to do more and do it better. I don't want to be a pro, I don't want to start a business. I just want to feel like I know what I'm doing instead of getting lucky when I click.
Feel free to share your favorite online resources - I might need to sit down with my camera and some good websites and try again.