Your Canon EOS Rebel has all the features you can use to take great photos. You need to set the picture mode to match the subject of your picture, and the Canon EOS Rebel lets you go fully or partially automatic with exposure settings.
Hyperfocal Distance Chart for #Canon 1000D. When the lens is focused at hyperfocal distance, all objects at distances from half of the hyperfocal distance out to infinity will be acceptably sharp. (wikipedia.org)