I have owned a Canon Eos Rebel for several years now. In fact, it is really getting obsolete but I love it. Unfortunately I have never truly learned how to make adjustments. It was just so easy to point and shoot! It takes great pictures in the default settings.
I finally decided it was time to start working on taking better pics so I have been perusing the web and Pinterest and have found a few great guides. A great one for getting moving ASAP is this Kickstart Guide from PhotoTuts. It is easy to understand with pictures of the screens and buttons/dials you may have on your camera. The photos pictured show the difference achieved in depth of field. Thanks to Jeffrey Kontur for creating this great help!