New Photography Book: "Captain of your Camera"
Captain of your Camera is a book devoted to accelerating your photo learning. If you have a DSLR and have always wanted to take a photo course (but who has the time?) or plan one day to break out that camera manual to learn all of the controls (yeah right!) then this is the perfect book for you.
I believe that your photo learning can be simple, easy, and streamlined. And I think like most learning, if the teaching is done well it shouldn't take a long time. The practicing and refining of technique, yes that takes time.
Yet I think most things can be learned in about 1 hour. I think you can learn all of the important concepts of professional photography - the 12 photo factors is what I call them - so that you can master 80% of what a professional photographer knows - in about an hour.
After reading this book you could probably take a picture that would be pretty close to professional quality. Not quite as good as a professional's (that's why I say you'll be 80% as good).