Digital Photo Assignments, my new book published by Focal Press, will be released on August 26. It can be pre-ordered from Amazon using this short link: http://amzn.to/1JfigZn.
Digital Photo Assignments is based on my experiences teaching at OSU. I adapted assignments from 32 years of teaching workshops, came up with a few new ones, and asked other photographers, such as Dan Burkholder and Jill Enfield, to contribute. The result is 41 assignments from f/stop and shutter speed, through studio lighting, DSLR video, to promoting yourself using social media.
The book was originally meant as a resource for teachers at all levels, beginning to advanced, but is written for anyone to use for learning photography hands on. I am working on a companion volume The Digital Photo Sourcebook, to help explain the technique behind each assignment. It should be out about this time next year.