I see that there are a lot of new people to the forum and trust me I know we all have tons of questions....LOL I appreciate everyones help for having patience with us. I do have a few recommendations myself: I bought the books: Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson and The Photography Bible A Complete Guide for the 21st Century by Daniel Lezano. These are great books. Understanding Exposure was recommended to me by several different people and The Photography Bible i just ran across. These are great to ready and easy to understand. Great knowledge for beginners and it's great refreshers for the oldies.