Hello - a friend just introduced me to Ugly HedgeHog - I need all the photographic help I can get - so, I thought I'd give it a shot - lately, I've been just photographing events - a chronicle of events in daily life - pictures you can take with an Instamatic - I need to get back to taking better photographs - so, please help - thank you.
Welcome Rainman. You are already asking for assistance. Need no more as this place has its fill of photographers who all assume you have the same degree of motivation as they have. It's a social thing that causes folks to chase anything and photograph it. You have a camera, no need for explanations. Learn what it can do and what it cannot and live within its limitations. You are limited only by your camera and your motivation. Your camera is one of your tools but it is also your partner. Treat it accordingly and when you are ready to expand your levels of accomplishment add another body that offers the features you need to get the shots you want to make. Some people call that "upgrading" and it is based on skill attained. Feel free to show us samples of your work, the board is an educational collage of photos. Again , welcome and enjoy the site. Photography is very similar to taking a drink out of a fire hose. Absorb whatever you can and satisfy your own thirst.