Well, you can read your camera manual (I have, for what little that's worth), practice-practice-practice, Google it, or you can take a class. I'm going to do the latter, with Kate McKinnon and Kyle Cassidy next weekend in San Diego. The thing I like about this class is that Kyle is going to teach us to work with the equipment we have, not the expensive stuff we should buy. So, me and my little Pentax Optio are zipping down there to soak it all up, and hopefully entertain you with better bead and jewelry shots in the future. I caught the Blog Radio interview Jay Whaley did with Kyle last week, and it was really interesting - I can't wait to meet him.
Last I heard, there are still openings in the class, so check it out.
Meanwhile, the rain has done some wonderful work in the garden this winter.