I'm a complete novice when it comes to photography but really interested in learning about it. In a few months I'll have an opportunity to learn from a local photographer, but before then I'd like to study up a bit on my own. Does anyone know a good book that can introduce me to the basic concepts of (digital) photography. Somebody recommended The Pro Digital Photgrapher's Handbook by Michael Freeman, which sounded good but possibly a bit technical (I didn't get a chance to read it, just heard about it. Maybe someone can tell me more?). I'm interested in knowing that stuff as well, but first I'd like to get into the creative side of it a bit. Any suggestions?