I'm embarrassed to ask, but figure I'd go ahead and bite the bullet. I have generally just plugged away and hoped that pics come out ok. Sometimes they do. But even though I've read a little about things like aperture and shutter speed and exposure and (f-stop?) etc., I'm just totally confused. Setting: tomorrow afternoon will have a daughter in a show choir competition with her school (think "Glee" TV show if you're not familiar. I wasn't before kids started). They have four or five competitions this spring, so if I screw up pics in this one, I'll have chances to get better, but I'd love to catch some "action" shots--hair flips, kicks, fast motion stuff, etc. (They move much faster than my son's soccer and basketball teams ha). Is there kind of a basic, elementary, "place to start?" Like, "since it is indoors, and stage lighting, but the motion will be fast, you need to put the camera dial on "S" and start with the 1/60 setting with the dial in the back, and I'd recommend having the (whatever it is) at 5.6? And have the ISO at 400? And then if the pics are blurry still, do "X," but if they're ok, but the pics are dark, do "Y?" Or should I just use the program dial for "indoor sports" and call it good? Any suggestions? I'll read through the forum (just found it tonight), and it won't be a catastrophe if I mess up pics tomorrow, as I'll have others to take pics on, too. But I'd love to be able to start with something basic that I can start "massaging" as the shots go on. (Also, we'll be arriving around 1:30, and her group doesn't perform until 3:30, so I'll see 2 or 3 groups before then and will try to practice a little with that. Sorry for the dumb question. I am embarrassed to ask.