Jump Start Your Photography - Here's a complete set of DVDs that will not only help you get started with digital photography but teach you the basics (and then some) of the rudiments of photography.
From composition to exposure, you'll get a thorough education as if you were in a Photo 101 course except that you'll learn more. It covers lens selection, f/stops, shutter speeds, ISO, exposure, the 3 planes of focus and perspective. In addition, you'll get a course in lighting that will teach you how to set moods, create drama and turn a simple image into a memorable photograph.
For anyone who's been afraid to take his cameras off the "AUTO" setting, these DVDs will give you the confidence to make images rather than take pictures.