:hail: I took a photography course and had a little exposure to dark room techniques, etc... I'm now graduating college and would like to pick up the hobby again. I'm completely out of the loop and really have no idea where a good starting point would be in terms of equipment, dark room setup & the impact of digital photography. For anyone who feels so inclined, I would really appreciate some basic information. First of all, what is the best camera to begin with. Second, how do most amateurs develop their photos - any tips on dark room set up. Has there been a shift to the digital side of things & if so, what recommendations can you make as to equipment & getting started. Also, is anyone working in journalism in any capacity? My degree is in a non-related field, but I'm interested in trying to break into this a bit. I don't want to quit my "day job" at this time, but I'd like to combine photography with my writing skills & submit articles to magazines, etc... If any of this fits anyone, I'd really appreciate a little dialogue. Thanks so much!