So I've been working in the film industry for a while now and I figure that taking up still photography would be a great benifit for my cinematography skillset. I'm heading out to India in about a month, so I purchased a Canon Rebel XTi for the trip, but now I need to learn how to shoot. For the last month and a half or so I've been lurking these boards and learning from all the stickies and C&C threads. Now that my camera is finally in the country (I'll be receiving it today) I guess its time to come out of hiding and first off thank you guys for your constructive feedback in other threads - its really helping me learn a lot of stuff before I even touch a still camera. And secondly I'm wondering if you guys could help me learn as much as possible during this month that I have before I fuck off to India. I already have a lot of preliminary experience from working with film/digital video cameras and as I mentioned I've been lurking these boards/reading all the EDU stickies multiple times. Hopefully a month is all I need so that my photos taken in India don't turn out to be complete shit. I'll really appreciate the help.