I have been practicing. Most of my pictures are underexposed or over exposed. Lots are out of focus as I get back into using the viewfinder as opposed to live view. It is harder then I thought. I was doing some rapid shots on a butterfly and I told my son. Look Luke, I sound like a real photographer, LOL. As long as they don't see my pictures.
As usual I took around 400 shots and then had to decide which to keep. I am keeping bad and good ones in my files so I can see what settings I had them on and take notes.
Did you know you can right click on your picture and then click properties and it will tell you which settings you had your camera on? I didn't know that. Cost me $80.00 bucks to find that out and I am sharing it here with you for nada. Of course I am probably the only one who didn't know that, LOL.
I am having trouble decided what settings to use and sure wish I had a professional to tag along with and ply with dozens of questions. My class was OK but for the money left many questions unanswered. His big advice, practice, practice, practice. Well I knew that. I wanted to know settings, settings, settings. So if you pros out there want to give me tips on each picture on what I should have done to improve and which settings that would be real cool.
I also got a card reader instead of hooking my camera up to the computer and wasting my battery. Another thing I learned about in class and cheap also.