Now and again I’ll receive an email from a budding amateur photographer that’s just bought a new Canon DSLR and wants to know the best way to get started. The best advice I can give anyone is to read Scott Kelby’s The Digital Photography Book and The Digital Photography Book, Volume Two before doing anything else. Don’t buy any accessories, don’t schedule any seminars and don’t take thousands of photos with your new camera just yet! Take a few hours and READ these two books wonderful books to get started the right way. Yes, there are hundreds on other books on digital photography out there but trust me, these are the best two for beginners! I promise you’ll get more concrete advise, tips and tricks than from fifty other books combined.