You ask a lot and give us very little to go on. Boku has been far more gracious than I tend to be when approached with such questions as you ask. I have no idea of your age, location, or background and therefore I shall try to be gentle.
I will begin by suggesting that you read your camera's manual if you still have it. Next, if available I should reccommend a trip to either your local library or bookstore. You have some reading to do. I will make a few suggestions and hope they help.
I very recently talked my wife into an elementary book on photography called, "How to photograph your life." Written by Nick Kelsh isbn 1-58479-279-5 Publisher is Stewart, Tabori and Chang of New York. It is a wonderful book aimed at beginners with some very good information.
The Internet is not to be overlooked and just yesterday I found some pretty cool stuff, here are a couple links:http://www.popphoto.com/article.asp?sectio...article_id=1175
It's not difficult to get started, but you should try to understand just a little of Composition, Exposure, and what your equipment is capable of doing for you. Does your camera have an autoexposure mode? Does your camera have autofocus, that works with your lenses? Use what you have to record your trip, don't get bogged down in the technobabble of it all.
Hope you find some of this helpful, but to summarize all the fundamentals of photography, even the basics, in a single email is asking a lot. It is just part of the price you have to pay, and it is cheap! It only takes a little time on YOUR part.
Bill in WV