Clay here from Newfield. Always wanted to take up photography. Was exposed to it early on, as my dad loved it. He had an slr, but of course back then, I had no interest. Now, my family live here in beautiful upstate NY, and the stunning outdoors mixed with digital SLR prices within my range now...I figured why not now? I have been cramming as much info into my head as I can the past few months, before buying my camera. I think there's nothing worse than an uneducated newbie. Anyway, just wanted to say hi!