Whilst doing my usual daily round of googling, I came across a very useful sight by Canon that teaches you about basic camera control and exposure. The site is called ‘Canon Outside of Auto’. The site contains a load of information about how to control your camera using Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and control the sensor sensitivity using the ISO controls.
The aim is to teach people to use their cameras properly and not to rely on the automatic shooting modes. As well as lots of instructional pages the site contains a simulator so you can play around with the camera controls and take virtual shots to see how Aperture and shutter speed affect your shots. Because my knowledge was a little rusty after having a break from photography this was a very valuable site to play around with. From Canons point of view this is a great idea. They are providing a resource to teach people how to use their cameras and most likely driving sales their way. Even though I don’t use an SLR, all this information is still very relevant regardless of the type of camera system you use.
I have also read another useful tutorial called the ‘Ultimate Beginners Introduction to Exposure’. Between these 2 websites and a good bit of practice you will have the theory to camera control and exposure well sussed out.