My dad (perhaps as a sign of a midlife crisis) has gotten interested in photography. I asked him what he would be interested in getting this Christmas and he said that any book on photography/cameras would do very well. Now, he's hardly the professional National Geographic-type but he's not a total nymphette. He's been studying shutter-speed and whatnot and has probably a first-term student's understanding of the art and mechanics of photography. What I would love to know is what is the perfect book for comprehending the art and mechanics of the camera (still camera, preferrably). Something that isn't too complex but doesn't spoon-feed and something that covers more things that your average photography magazine would not be too shabby. Yeah, we all hate those members who join a forum just to ask a single question but it's for my dad honestly, where's your Christmas spirit?:hug:: Thanks ahead of time!