wish i had a spare £500 to spend on a camera without knowing how to use it. Seriously. you dont need books, you need to write down what settings you take for a set of pictures. change the settings then snap again. mix between landscape, day/night, portrait, action, light, sports etc. please dont get into the blurred water over rocks area, every single person i know does that, even with their smartphones. [bigimg]http://cdn.c.photoshelter.com/img-get/I00007wWUvVdRwSY/s/600/600/Flat-Rocks-Cascade.jpg[/bigimg] And remember, if you are a good photographer, you wont need any computer photography package worth £800. Look at the pictures of Kevin Carter, Ansel Adams. Theres a reason why they were famous.