"I am interested in learning more about what everything means here. "
Is there some terminology that is confusing you? I used to teach photography in college (beginning and advanced darkroom) and I have a lot of tutorials I wrote from my lecture notes. They were written for beginners who didn't know much of anything about photography and I wrote them so that there is no obfuscation and they are easy for beginners to understand. I've kept them simple and I have not padded anything out to fill space (like most textbooks do), and I have not overcomplicated simple concepts like circles of confusion, diffraction, the zone system and how to read and use a histogram (most explanations of these very simple concepts are deliberately obfuscated and overcomplicated in pretty much every textbook I have ever read); thus, most of my tutorials are fairly short (some of the topics that took a whole chapter in a textbook can be explained, in simple terms, in just one paragraph). I break things down into short and easily understandable segments. I have also included some basic compositional guidelines (how to use leading lines, the rule of thirds and where to shove it, focal points and how to create them, and so on), something about presentation and creating portfolios, and the business side of photography (wedding photography, amateur versus professional photography, model releases, and etcetera). Unlike in most art courses, my students actually learned something they could use. I was teaching film photography, but the same basic principals carry over into the digital age (only the technological tutorials do not, like "how a sharpening tool works," "histograms," and etcetera). If there is something you don't quite have a handle on, you may benefit from reading at least a few of my 80+ tutorials. Here is the index (just scroll down for topics and links): www.deviantart.com/fallisphoto…
Incidentally, I also repair, restore, build and use vintage cameras, and I can repair and clean DSLRs too, so I know how cameras work at least as well as anyone does.
I've been thinking weather or not to do a mobile phone photography group, since mobile phones and apps are or will be dominating the scene very soon or at least that's what I think. but I don't want to take on too much work as I'm already stretched thin as it is.
I don't know what photographers anonymous is , hence why i am asking about photography groups here . .. i don't think you understood my question ...
Not to worry , another Deviant has provided me a list of photography groups which is what i was wanting.
For future reference , try being a bit more straight forward if you are attempting to help someone. if you don't know what someone is asking , try clarifying .. rather than assuming you know what i am looking for. Thank you and good day.