Welcome to the board. The overwhelming majority here are patient and helpful. But don't let a harsh comment or two drive you away.
Re: learning your camera, most here espouse the philosophy, RTDM! Read the darn manual. And then do it again.
RTDM! Many years ago, back in the days of Koda home, a friend with a lot of new, very expensive gear and many rolls of film went on a 10-day Safari in Kenya. He took hundreds of photos. Alas, he had not really learned how to use the camera. The film processing cost a couple hundred dollars. He ended up with maybe a dozen images, and they were not very good ones. When all else fails, read the instructions.