Here's Out There's latest gear review. As someone who sometimes shoots photos for stories, I appreciate this one.
Digital Photography Outdoors’
c The second edition of this book by James Martin, a veteran photographer who has shot for Outside, Climbing and Rock & Ice, shows outdoor enthusiasts how to take their snapshots to the next level. Loaded with examples, this compact guide takes budding photographers through age-old rules of the film era and recent Photoshop tricks and tips for the digital darkroom, such as how to interpret histograms and use cloning tools.
Where to get it: Most bookstores
Bonus: Beautiful enough to be left on the coffee table.
Bummer: So beautiful you may be demoralized by your efforts.