Yesterday, Make Use Of released a 59 page ebook titled The Essential Guide to Digital Photography. The book covers everything from selecting a camera to using your camera to editing your images. It's not the most in-depth guide you'll find on any of those three topics, but it does provide a nice overview of everything an aspiring photographer should know.
Make Use Of directed readers to Scribd to view The Essential Guide to Photography before downloading it. While on Scribd I looked at some other ebooks on digital photography and came upon the Absolute Beginner's Guide to Digital Photography. The Absolute Beginner's Guide is a 381 page soup to nuts guide for anyone delving into the world of photography as a hobby or art form. I've embedded that guide below.
Absolute Beginners Guide to Digital Photography
Applications for Education
If you're considering purchasing digital cameras for your classroom or your school, both of these guides should offer you some good advice on what to look for in your purchase. These guides could also be handy references to have in your classroom when you decide to have students start using digital cameras for multimedia presentation projects.