Having just recently completed CJ's "PWL III" [painting with light] course, I have now enrolled myself to the TechPro course which starts on 4th July. It runs for 4 weeks and is more intense compared to the PWL course. It really means I have to get into more depth and understanding about the functionality of the camera, understanding histograms etc and software so it will be more challenging for those who have enrolled.
I just wished I could afford to upgrade to a Canon DLSR which is around £800 - £1000 with 1 or 2 lenses if I am lucky! Ho hum, if I can get to grips with my bridge camera, I am sure eventually I will aim for the Canon!