and luckily, my basic photography tutorial went online just yesterday!!
tired of explaining the same stuff over and over to friends and family (it seems everybody is taking up photography in the last few months), I decided to write everything down, shoot some examples, and post it on the web, so more people can use it
the result is a basic foto turorial, which presents the fundamental aspects but avoids getting into more detail than strictly necessary (what I would have liked to have at hand when I started with this)
it reaches a relatively advanced level (with sections about bokeh and microadjustment, and a whole chapter about video) without stopping much in the way, just presenting the concepts and showing a few examples
there's also a section about equipment recommendations, with a lot of info about cameras, with special attention to video (which is what I do)http://www.similaar.com/foto/equipment/index.html