I have been wanting a DSLR camera for years and Santa delivered. However, my photography experience hasn't gone beyond iPhone and simple point and shoot cameras. For all you bloggers who take such beautiful pictures - what would you recommend to this inexperienced wanna-be photographer? Online class? Any real helpful forums or websites you might recommend? I have been using the Auto focus/program feature simply because I don't know any better. Is that the norm or can you take much better pictures in the manual mode?
I know there is so much for me to learn and right now it seems a bit overwhelming.