Thanks blw. That explains why I was seeing some things change and others not change. I'll search for a full definition of each of the manual modes so that I can know when to change for each instance of a picture. I'll continue doing research and hopefully will get better. I've taken some pretty awesome pictures with the camera, but am not sure if I'm supposed to upload a compressed version of the picture or the actual 5 to 6 MB picture. Anyway, thanks again!