Part 1 - the setting-- Yesterday morning (Sat) I went up to Hagerman Wildlife Refuge to do some shooting and despite the flooding I was trying to get a few shots when a truck drove up. It was a family out for a leisure drive. The son had just bought a D40 and didn't know much about how to use it, but was attempting to shoot birds in flight and just about anything else that was pleasing to look at. He had not had much time to learn how his camera works yet. So, after I asked him a few questions about his photography experiences, I then knew I'd have a great opportunity! Part 2 - the History-- Frank (eng45ine) has taught me how to use my camera settings better and over the past few weeks I've been putting that info to use as much as I can. One thing I've learned for sure is to constantly check my highlights and histogram. Of course, WB, ISO, etc.. is also checked. I'm adding this in after being kindly reminded that I've forgotten people! :redface: I owe THANKS to Ottrot's Human (Stuart), Clix Pix (Connie), Dave Watts, Dave Dickerson, Mason, SteveK, and if I'm forgetting someone AGAIN, please PM ME! Each one of these people has been so generous in sharing their knowledge, equipment, friendship, and encouragement! There's so many wonderful people on this forum, if I may say it like this ...THANKS TO ALL FROM ALL OVER THIS WORLD FOR BEING SUCH WONDERFUL, CARING, ENCOURAGING PEOPLE! Part 3 - the chat-- We started chatting about our cameras and of course I invited him to join us here at the cafe - well, when he started shooting some egrets that were in full sun, I asked him if he knew about highlights and histograms -nope. Well, to sum it all up, we had a little photography class 101 - just like Frank taught me! My point is that I'm so glad to have learned so much from Frank and then to be able to share it with someone else! I'm sad that I don't remember the mans' name, and I do hope he'll visit the cafe - just wanted to tell ya'll what a good feeling it was to be able to give something back!