If you have just bought your first digital camera and plan on using it like your old camera, then you are mistaken. There are many differences between the new cameras on the market and those old, clunky ones that required films. Learning digital photography is much more than just learning how your individual camera works. You will learn more about the art form and how to manipulate images like never before.
There are several ways that you can go about learning digital photography, the easiest of which is online. There are a number of very good resources that you can use to learn how to use your camera, how to distinguish which features are for you and when to use them, and also what to do with your images once you have downloaded them. Some of these resources are websites, while others are electronic books that you can download which are written by experts in the field.
You may also find that going back to school, at least for a short while is a viable option for you if you want to learn more about photography. Many local community colleges have courses in digital photography, and if you don’t have one in your area, then take a trip down to your local camera store. Even if you didn’t buy your camera from them, they may be able to point you in the direction of some good instruction.
Learning digital photography and all about your camera is not something that will happen overnight, so do not expect instant results. It really is a lifelong pursuit and something that you will continue to grow into as you use your camera more and more. With more practice, you will find that your photography becomes better, more reliable, and that your use of the camera becomes a lot more natural.