First off, thanks for the great forum!! Second of all, let me introduce myself. My name is Mel and I'm definitely an amateur photographer, emphasis on the amateur. At least 3 or 4 times in my life I've decided to get involved in photography and been very excited by the prospect of it. This latest time however, was the first time I could actually purchase the equipment I needed to get established. I purchased a new Canon Rebel XT 8.0 megapixel. Ive been trying to get used to the camera and how to properly use it. I wanted to share a few of my first shots here. These were all shot with the programed modes or fully automatic. C&C is welcome. #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 These are my favorites of the 150+ I took in the first 20 mins of having my cf card. Obviously none are edited and have been reduced in size for posting.