No one "needs" photography lessons, take photos of what you like and how you like. Photography is an art and it's up to you how you want to present that moment. I am self-taught and picked up some old books at a library book sale. One was Kodak's Guide to 35mm Photography that helped a lot. Taking good pictures doesn't matter if it's 35mm or digital, the same principles apply. http://www.amazon.com/Kodak-Guide...hotography
It goes over a lot of explanation of how cameras, apertures, shutterspeeds, and zoom all work together to expose a picture in simple terms. It helped a lot when I was starting out to understand how the camera works together and to properly expose the foreground and background.
Basic tips to help give properly exposed photos:
-Rule of Thirds (golden rule)- split your photo into a tic-tac-toe board and try to put your object/theme in one of the four intersecting points.
-If comfortable doing so, always set the camera to "Av" or Aperture mode, this will give you properly exposed photos more frequently than any other option, excluding full auto mode.
-The smaller the aperture (the higher the number) the less light will come through and more of the background will be in focus.
Once you learn some stuff and play with your camera you can do some fun things like increase the aperture number, quicken the shutterspeed and use your flash to take a picture in which the subject is lit up but everything else is completely black. This is useful with some baby pics or nature shots of small bugs/animals and you really want to highlight the subject only.
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