OK I get it...not an interesting subject. No photos to look at. Too general and vague. I'll try again later..
There are numerous books and online tutorials that I have used.Try this http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials.htm..
Maybe a little patience is in order? If you can't wait for an hour for a reply do you have the patience to learn photography and PP..
GaryPhotos at http://www.pbase.com/gary_602zAll who wander are not lost!..
I was undoubtedly impatient. Thank you posters for responding as you did as it will get me started on the right foot...
... I drool over cameras that cost 10x as much andunderstand how they can make my struggles obsolete.
This part you have all wrong. Until you can use the camera you have effectively, having a better more expensive camera with more professional features will just make your photo taking experience less enjoyable and more confusing..
You are right in thinking Photo 101, either in class room form or self study (google when on-line, the library or a local book store for material) Learn about composition, light and exposure, as well learn about basic camera function and all the while be using your camera and get comfortible operating the features it has..
This site has a great section to help you learn a lot..