I practiced taking photos with my new camera this morning when Lucie and I walked. It was gray and cloudy, so I didn't come up with really brilliant shots. It was more about learning where all the buttons are and when to push what. I have it set up in AV mode just like my old camera. I'll shoot in this until I get a little quicker, then try to learn what other things I can do with this lovely camera. Like shoot in RAW. What the heck is that?? Looks like a steep learning curve for this old dog trying to learn new tricks!!