Let's start with what the camera does well. If you set your camera to the full automatic setting, it will produce great shots most of the time. That's the good news. Provided, that is, that you are taking pictures with plenty of light coming from the right direction, and you're not fussy about the results being perfect. The exposures will be pretty much correct most of the time, the colour will be right most of the time and the contrast will be acceptable most of the time. So that would seem a good place to start. Set the camera on full auto and carry on reading.