I was just trying to get the hang of the new camera I bought and it was definitely something that required me to learn from a more about as there were just so many new features and all that I was unfamiliar with. The most immediate option was to by things like those dummy books. But, the first thing that came to my mind was to simply find hobbyists such as amateur photographers.
Sure enough, just hanging around them for less than a day gave me a wealth of knowledge about the item and now I am very confident in operating it. Was all free too with no need to frustrate myself with any technical lingo. Even if you don’t have an immediate circle of friends with a particular knowledge you are looking for you can usually find a ton of free tutorials and all from hobbyists in places like YouTube. Still works just as good as many people take their free to want to educate people about the things they are passionate about.