I bought a Canon Rebel T3i a while back *thinking* that I was going to pick it up & great photos were just going to happen. I guess it comes as no surprise to anyone when I say that didn't happen. I know: READ THE MANUAL. Problem is I have comprehension issues & it leaves my head spinning. Most of what I've done has been through trial & error, I can see improvements but the pace is too slow for me. What I'm looking for is a section of 'homework', I guess. I'd like to read a brief lesson, try to apply what I have read then report back to be graded. Does anything like that exist on this site? I am most interested in boudoir photography. I don't have a model, nor can I justify the expense of paying one at this point, so I've been using a timer & tripod to photograph myself and it's been very challenging to say the least.