Hello! I am here because I want to learn, contribute, and share my interests in photography. I enjoy the outdoors (unless it is really hot) and I love snow (um, it doesn't snow here), but I do with what is out there. I just recently received one of those Canon T1i's and I think it is great so far. It has a much sturdier build than I expected considering it is made of plastic. But I am still learning and exploring. I haven't provided my name and I do know that must make it difficult for you. But I prefer being referred to as she or her. I look forward to meeting you all. And thanks for listening. Have a great day! P.S. As I am a beginner, when I ask noob questions in the beginner's forum, I ask that you refrain from flames and all that jazz, and to please be kind and patient with me as I am sure you will. Thank you very much.