Hello, I am a SLR virgin, purchased one today and from previous experience of hobbys, I knew I had to join a forum, which happens to be the best way to get educated. So I picked this forum because it looked very active, helpful, and the people here seem mature and there are many new and experienced people. A little info on myself, I been trying photography with p&s for close to a year, just on vacations and when we go places. But decided its extremely fun and I always love seeing what I can improve on. So decided today I would convince my parents to get me a d40. Ended up with a 4GB card and carrying case aswell. I am 17 next month and have a job (first day is tomorrow :] pretty nervous), and so I will have some extra cash for accessories. I go to highschool and I am a junior. I sadly live in a crap town so I doubt my school has a photography course. I hope hope hope they do so I can have someone actually teach me in person. I am not sure if I should add anything, but if you want to know anything just ask. I am open to people aim'ing and msn'ing me, just be prepared for dumb questions (Aim- Pennythug13, Msn- Chris-L33T@Hotmail.com). Thanks alot, I hope to make some friends and learn ALOT and eventually be able to help out people like myself.