Hi All! I am a beginner at photography- I have always thoroughly enjoyed taking pictures, but haven't gone further than it just being a hobby. I believe that this is what I am suppose to be doing so I want to take another step into it- I am looking to buy a new camera. This is my problem- Should I a- Buy the SLR that i really want (I am thinking the Canon Rebel XS... I love the pictures it takes and the way it feels in my hands) and just practice for a while or b- Buy a smaller camera (like the Nikon P80 which I really enjoy also but it isn't so advanced) so I can tote it around easier (I have a one year old that I LOVE taking pictures of at random times) and I can just practice with for the next year or so and then possibly putting out more money on a SLR? Do you have any suggestions for me? Knowing that I really have an interest for this but I also love to take random pictures at random times (usually I just throw my camera that I have now in my purse and take it out whenever needed) Also- Do most 'professional' photographers use Photoshop? is this something I should invest in for editing? or is there something better out there? Thanks for your help!