Phil and I bought this camera 5 years ago and we STILL don't know any of the tricks to using it. I've wanted to take a class but just haven't yet. SO, high up on my 'to do' list is to learn how to use this awesome camera I have. I would really love to learn how to take professional pics with it. I am in awe of that talent some people have. Hopefully in the near future you will start seeing a significant change in the pics I post on my blog...keep your fingers crossed!!