Hello All I'm Brad, from Shell Knob, MO USA (Near Branson). Im finally getting into digital SLR after a 10 year hiatus from photography. I spent several years shooting B&W and developing in my little lab in the garage...not sure Im ready to give up film completely, but its time to take the next step. My past experience was shooting landscapes and artistic nudes, especially doing bodyscapes (making nudes look like sand dunes & such). I am likely to continue these forms in digital and hopefully add some portraits and macro nature photos to the mix. I am starting out with a Canon XSi....I have always used Canon and my lenses are interchangeable ;-) so I can save a little money. Thanks for the wonderful site....Will be posting soon !!