I was just thinking, being a newbie myself if there was a way to come up with a "syllabus" or "project guideline" for Newbies. Often times, newbies like myself buy a camera but then don't know where to start. There are so many books, so little time. If we follow this guideline, maybe we can graduate to become no-so-newbies.
Just like how school children have to follow fixed syllabus in school (some say at the expense of creativitiy) so that they will be well equipped for the real world, is there a recommended path to which a newbie should take?
Is there a good book for beginners?
1) After First Purchase of DSLR
Buy dry box or even a electrical dry cabinet
Read the manual
Understand the manual. Refer to xxxx for common acroymns in photography
Look at book xxx. See what kind of shots impress you or you like to do most
Look at website xxx. for general suggestions
Go for class?
2) After 6-12 months
Consider looking for new lens (replace the stock lens)
Just thinking out loud.