Terri suggested that we start a new book thread, so no sooner said than done! I've got a couple I'd like to reccomend to people: - Photography - John Ingledew ([ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1856694321/202-1342364-0917431?v=glance&n=266239"]Amazon[/ame]) I have recently been looknig for photography books that don't start with a chapter about cameras and lenses, and then progress to talk about aperture and shutter speed. This is because I've read a load of these already and to be honest, they all pretty much say the same thing. Knowing that my technical base in photography was OK, I was looking for something that explored the art side of photography a bit more. Ingledew's book does talk about shutter speed and aperture etc, but these come seperate to the discussion around photography as an art form and the history as photography. He talks about how photography has been used in society, most importantly for me, some good ideas on finding inspiration and the ethics of photography and there's also a chapter on becoming a pro photographer, which is fairly sparse but does give some good tips. I think, if you're looking for a beginners book on the history and art side of photography, you could do a lot worse than buying this book.