I can imagine that I'm not the first wise ass to come and ask questions like these so I'll try to be as exact and specific with my questions as possible. I've been dreaming about getting a digital rebel but I can't afford one. So this let my mind down the road of film SLR cameras. These cameras can be had (from what I can tell for under $300; sometimes even around $70 on ebay) and they will let me actually get into photography now as apposed to waiting for the $800 to by a DR. (I'm a High School senior, so money is tight, unfortunately.) Does this plan make sense? I know the advice people give about taking pictures is: "Take many pictures, always bring a camera" but with film I can't chose which pictures I want? When I go to a photolab to have them developed they just develop everything right, and I pay for everything? So this way I can't take as many pictures as I want because I'm limited by film and the cost of film. Would it be an expensive process to develop the film myself? Finally if you do suggest film photography for now, what should I go with? What sort of film camera did you find good when you were a newbie? What would you buy now? I understand this question probably gets asked at a rate of 6 per hour on these forums. Feel free to post links or advice or what not, keep the abuse of the newbie to a minimum thank you all.