1) Purchase the book "Mastering the Nikon D7000" by Darrel Young - read it and use it as a guide to set up your 7000. 2) Go to the English Cafe Forum on this site and look up 100 photographs. It'll give you a number of ideas for projects - both indoors and outdoors. 3) Go to "Online Photo Assignments" in the Image Sharing forum on this site. You can partiipate in a monthly assignment that generally proves to be challenging and tests your imagination. 4) Just get out and expose 1000 images over the next month and really get to know your camera.