Shot Doctor: The Amateur's Guide to Taking Great Digital Photos - Whether you're shooting a birthday party, sporting event, wedding, travel - whatever - this book will give you great tips and tricks to getting the best shots. The beauty of the book is that it is small enough to stuff in your gear bag and use as an on-site reference. In addition, it is filled with wonderful images which will inspire you to take even better images.
About the Author: Mark Edward Soper has spent 37 years as an enthusiastic and serious amateur photographer. His "when-why-how" approach to photography, which combines picture-based methods (take a picture, change settings, see how the picture improves) with just enough photographic theory to help users understand why and what to change, has been tested through years of teaching photography to enthusiastic adults.
His books include Easy Digital Cameras, Unleashing Windows Vista Media Center, and many titles on home networking, PC upgrades, home automation, and PC troubleshooting.