Well actually that's just my nickname :] It's just the title of one of the many sci-fi books I adore. My name is Gilad, I'm from central Israel (so small, yet it does differ). We have here pretty good photography schools and courses, but as a soldier finishing soon his service and a total novice (not even) I have no reasonable cause to spend money and time which I have really none of as a solider (about 100US$ a month). Other then that I think it's the most reasonable to start with photography as a hobby and introducing yourself to the subject first. My curiosity of photography aroused after taking more serious interest in film, especially after watching The Passion of Joan of Arc, which I found very original and moving in which the camera (or what was in the frame, how it was in the frame and what was NOT in the frame) took a major part in. I hope I can get helped here and help other when the time allows me to and enrich my experience and others. Valis.