Joined today as I have an interest in learning a little about photography. I'm retired and golf is my main passion. But love to go on hikes with my black lab. I have enjoyed taking a few pics of our hikes using just a little old cheap point and shoot camera. And it has done a decent job for what I wanted out of it. But I plan to do some traveling and I wanted a better camera for that too. So I have ordered an entry level DSLR camera, a Nikon D3000. I have seen the results some have obtained with the camera and hope I can do as well in time. But lot's to learn. Hopefully it will do a good job for me. Below is a pic of my hiking buddy using an old Kodak digital point and shoot camera. So this is where I'm coming from in picture quality. Hopefully better days are ahead.