If you own a digital SLR camera and are getting comfortable with daylight shooting, then the next natural progression is capturing the night. Find inspiration from several beautiful examples of night (Diy Photo Lighting)
If your new to the game of photography; this quick reference will help you get familiar with some of the common terms you'll run across. Original caption: The Ultimate DSLR Cheat Sheet For Beginners - UltraLinx
Equivalent exposure value chart. Print this out and you may find it useful to help you quickly find all the different ways to achieve the same exposure in terms of different aperture and shutter speed values.
Photography of nature that reminds us to keep it simple. Nature is amazing at reminding of how life moves effortlessly. More on our stories of the lessons we observed by embedding ourselves in nature will soon land.
To be comfortable shooting manual you will need to know what your necessary adjustments are. Though these settings are all numeric, there isn't some insane math equation that you need to do to find out what to dial