Might as well jump in with two posts in a row! Can anyone recommend a good book/manual for a mediocre photographer? I've taken a class here in New York that dealt primarily with black and white photography, darkroom, etc. I'd like to now learn more about technique - f stops, shutter, metering, lenses, films, etc. I have a rudimentary knowledge, but would really like to improve. At the age of 29 I'm actually trying to find a way to move into photography as a career. Easy? Obviously not. But it is a dream of mine so why not give it a shot.