I've always been into photography. I just never got around buying a DSLR camera because I thought they cost an arm and a leg (some do lol). And p&s digital cameras were never enough for me. So I didn't touch the field. Until... I managed to borrow an old DSLR (Sony A-100) from my older brother a couple months back, just so I can take pictures of my dog. Turns out, I love taking shots with a camera of this caliber! Here are a couple of my favorite shots: Sony A-100, 18-70mm lens: http://lh4.ggpht.com/_op7i04yOorg/TDyTQRvCGmI/AAAAAAAABlE/eg24YXws5F4/s800/DSC04160.JPG 2nd: http://lh4.ggpht.com/_op7i04yOorg/TDyTQupd7mI/AAAAAAAABlE/eZYQmVxgtqI/s800/DSC04192.JPG ^^ Those were my very first shots with the Sony A-100. Now I've been using (borrowing really) my other brother's Nikon D40 for a couple weeks now, and I'm shooting more and more. These are some of my first shots from the Nikon D40. My initial mistake here was the fact that I didn't shoot these with an image quality higher than regular jpeg or even RAW format . Nikon D40 with kit lens: 1st: http://lh6.ggpht.com/_op7i04yOorg/TBnMmxIR5nI/AAAAAAAAAqw/_LBCm52oPJc/s800/992.JPG 2nd: http://lh6.ggpht.com/_op7i04yOorg/TBnMmxIR5nI/AAAAAAAAAqw/_LBCm52oPJc/s800/992.JPG I usually don't edit my photos besides a crop here and there, but the 2 shots from the D40, I wanted to have a little fun with. What do you all think? I'm planning on getting a Nikon D5000 to enhance my skills further more, but I am practicing with the D40 I have here available. It's just that I don't have 100% access to it since I only borrow . Soon enough, I'll shoot more and more with my own DSLR!