Blog posts to get you started!
Feeling confidant to shoot is manual mode will change your creative perspective completely. You will suddenly have the freedom and control to create the images you always dreamed of. It takes time to learn and to be comfortable, but, it is the most wonderful, liberating feeling when you are able to express you creativity visually for the world to see and appreciate.
Here are are few posts to get you started.
Beginner´s Guide To Digital Photography Equipment
From Auto to Manual – Who Else Wants Full Camera Control?
From JPEG to RAW: A Beginners Guide to Start Shooting in RAW – The Easy Way