Can anyone recommend a good basic photography guide for beginners?
Basically I have my Minolta Dimage Z1 and have tried to play with it's manual settings but I really don't know what I'm doing - a simple guide explaining what exposure, focal length, aperture settings etc. mean would be great. Eventually, I hope to be able to take great shots ranging from things like animals at a distance to fast moving sports and so on... but I don't know how/where to start!
Specific tips for the Z1 would be REALLY good!