Getting to know my DSLR camera

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I purchased my first Digital Single Lens Reflex camera for my trip to Ireland at the end of August 2013. I’ve taken quite a few photos using this camera. Some have turned out better than others. I want to take better photos and improve my skills. To accomplish my goal, I need to get to know my camera better. I’ve been testing out different aperture settings and shutter speeds to see how it impacts the photos. I’ve also been practicing different angles. I’ve included some photos recently taken in Toronto that I think turned out pretty good. If you have any advice, I’d love to hear it.