The Influencers - Camera Ready, Arthur Elgort
I never trained to be a photographer, so this book was my first real insight into the thought process of making a good image. Written for a true beginner, this book discusses such basic concepts as filling the frame, capturing emotion (both happy and sad), and reacting to the action around you. Before spending a load of money on photography classes, or other books and manuals - try finding this book on eBay and really try to absorb Mr. Elgort's advice. His writing style is so easy and unpretentious that it will make you feel anything is possible.