Do Some Research
You can learn a lot about photography by reading. Among the online sources I recommend, aside from my Digital Focus blog
, are The New York Institute of Photography
, Geoff Lawrence's Photography Tutorials
, and Tutorialoutpost
Need some fun photo projects to get you energized? Check out Photojojo
, which is packed with tips and tricks, plus interesting ideas for tantalizing photo projects.
I love books, too. If you've already digested my own book, How to Do Everything with Your Digital Camera
, you might also want to check out The Digital Photography Companion
, Digital Photography Masterclass
, and Light & Exposure for Digital Photographers
Finally, I suggest that you scan bookstore shelves for books that focus on the particular kind of photography you're interested in--sports, portraits, nature, or whatever it may be. You can learn a lot by seeing how the photographer captured the images you see in the book.