Last fall I purchased my first DSLR camera, a Nikon D80. Yes, it was beyond what I needed, but I had decided to pursue something that I wanted, and I had the cash, so I figured, why not. Over the past few months, I have been very snap happy. I have come out with some fantastic shots, lots of ok shots, and a whole bunch of junk. Sometimes I try a shot and it works. Sometimes the good ones are pure luck. Recently I have been sharing some of my photos online, and I have had an overwhelming response. People are encouraging me to pursue photography as a business, rather than a hobbie. Of course,having a response like that is great, but I feel like I have sooo much to learn. So, as a birthday gift, I am going to purchase a few books so I can feel more comfortable with my camera and the results. The 4 books I am planning on buying are: 1) Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera 2) Understanding Digital Photography: Techniques for Getting Great Pictures 3) Beyond Portraiture: Creative People Photography 4) Learning to See Creatively: Design, Color & Composition in Photography All of these books are by Bryan Peterson. Would this be a good start? Are there any other books I should consideras well? Thanks in advance for your input.