Ok... I started getting into picture taking with a real old p&S about a year ago. then my mum bought me a newer p&s for xmas (what I use now). It's ok, but it lags too much, the auto focus is super slow. I have pictures of branches, but no bird cuz the dang camera was too slow... bird flew away! Now the whinge and whine part....... I just recently hauled my little cute butt half way around the world to be with my partner. Spent every cent I had from work and tax return to export my dog and fly myself to Australia from the US. I wanted so much to purchase a DSLR with my tax return but couldn't. Now... my partner's ex still lives in the house. (don't ask- but it's all fine!) Anyway... he used to be a photographer a long time ago. Showed me pictures of my partner's sports shots he took. Anyway... he noticed how much I was into photography and went out and bought himself a new DSLR. Claiming I "sparked his interest" in it back up again. Yeah right! More like a bit of jealousy factor. Anyway... I've been looking through flyers, searching online, looking over ebay to find something suitable for me but because I am still living here on a tourist visa I can't work. My partner supports me 100%, she wants me to get a DSLR but we currently can't afford it. Sunday... we are going to an air show. My first one. And I'm crying inside because I don't have a decent camera to take pictures with and Mr. Ex will be going as well with his bright and shiny new Sony DSLR! I'm so bummed! Also... (more whining)... My partner's sister bought a gift shoppe with paintings and photography. Her sister loves a few of my shots and wants me to sell them in their shoppe but because I can't afford to have them professionally printed and/or framed, I've gone without. And in comes Mr. Ex who decides he's gonna sell his in her shoppe! :banghead: Ok... ranting and whining and whinging is now over with. As you all were ... Oh.. and if this isn't the right thread, feel free to move it or ........ delete it.