There are literally 100’s of cameras in use today, maybe more, so the first and moist important thing when you want to learn about Photography is you must KNOW YOUR CAMERA. The best way I have found is to go page by page in the manual with the camera and see what it does as you change the settings as to each page, Every camera is going to have its basic settings and then you tweek those to conform to what you want to shoot, Landscapes, People, Action, Birds and Wildlife, etc, because each might need special settings depending on the model and camera capabilities, However PHOTOS HAVE NOTHING REALLY TO DO WITH THE CAMERA! ITS THE 12 INCHES BEHIND THE CAMERA THAT MAKE A PHOTO, IN OTHER WORDS YOU! 

#1 KNOW YOUR CAMERA AND ITS SETTINGS AND HOW TO MIGRATE THRU THE MENU