This infographic/cheat sheet from Zippi might be helpful for those looking to get out of auto mode and gaining more control over their cameras. While section 1 is much more for those shooting with film the rest is relevant for digital photography.
"I think what hurts the most is when you give your all to someone. Through thick and thin, you're there for them. You stick with them, no matter what. Then one day they just give up. The one thing you would never have done, they did with no hesitation.