If anyone is looking for some good “how to” reading for taking better pictures, I recommend a book written by Scott Kelby, The Digital Photography Book. It’s very informative and easy to read. Scott has a unique teaching style. He will tell how to do certain tricks like you were next to him asking the question. He doesn’t get into analytical detail on how and why, he explains this is how you do it and it’s done.
Now for the real exciting news. Scott Kelby has just written and published The Digital Photography Book Vol. 2. Woo-hoo… Once I found out there was going to be a sequel, I pre-ordered my copy from Amazon.com. It arrived a few days ago.
Each page covers a single concept on how to make your photography better. Every time you turn the page, you’ll learn another pro setting, tool, or trick to transform your work from snapshots into gallery prints. According to the author Scott, “This isn’t a book of theory-full of confusing jargon and detailed concepts. This is a book on which button to push, which setting to use, and when to use it.”
Here is a list of other books on Amazon.com that have been written by Scott Kelby. Good luck, and may your images always be tack-sharp.