CMOS Camera, SD Shield, How to Begin?

So, I am trying to take pictures with the Arduino Uno and save them to a SD card. Problem is I don't know where to begin (fairly new to arduino-based projects, at least of this size... have done some work with leds and sensors, know a decent amount about writing code), I'm not even sure I bought the correct camera for the job.

Camera - https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11745 SD Shield - http://www.amazon.com/SD-Shield-for-Arduino-v4-0/dp/B00BPGPNH8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1381546117&sr=8-1&keywords=arduino+sd+card+shield

I'd prefer not to buy a different camera and/or extra parts; is there a way to make this work with just the Arduino, SD Shield and the module?

Thanks! -or

, I'm not even sure I bought the correct camera for the job.

Sorry you didn't. There is no way to use this with the arduino. Some people have had limited success with the sort of camera that sends jpeg stills through serial.

You might be able to use it with this though https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10032 But read the comments and the arduino documentation

That camera is a little pricey (for my budget), what is the cheapest stand-alone camera that WILL work for this kind of setup? I've heard things about this one: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11610

or_not: I've heard things about this one: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11610

The description pages for those two cameras - and the feedback comments - seem to speak to the matter.

You probably should look to a Pi or a PCduino with a cheap webcam.

I have to chuckle at the promo for that last camera and its IR LEDs. Yes, they work in the dark - for about a metre or so.

or_not: I am trying to take pictures ... and save them to a SD card.

If you're doing this because you want an excuse to play with an Arduino then unfortunately that camera isn't suitable because it does not provide an interface that an Arduino can handle.

If you're doing it because you want the pictures on the SD card, then you don't need an Arduino at all - just a digital camera.