If you're asking how to use your SLR, do read your manual.
Farmilarize the functions and features of it and the rest is practice, practice and practice!
As for composition, lighting control, etc...if can, either get some books on photography, go for some photography courses to get an idea (normally they will have much more details on the technical informations such as len used, settings for the image captured, kind of stuff) and the most important thing is again practice, practice and practice!
Analog photography?? Makes it sound so cute and new.. Anyway I'm taking my 2nd basic photography course. Just want to compare the courses and they are not ex. And I just missed my 2nd lesson of my new course!
Another reason I am taking the courses again is to know people... so if you are interested I thiking you ought to go for a course... no need to be an expensive course... at least you get to nkow people who are of the same interest as you....