Here's a pretty good tutorial site:
Once you get the basics down, you can "graduate" to reading Bryan Petersen's Understanding Exposure.
For a pocket cam, don't forget to look at Canon's SD line (Elph) of cameras. Most have very good picture quality. Also consider looking at the Fuji F31...its low-light performance can not be beat by any other compact camera. Especially good for available light photography in clubs, resturants and other public places...
Sony would be my last choice...but that's just my opinion....
Last edited by JTL; 07-12-2007 at 02:52 PM.
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