So I am yet again a "newbie" on yet another forum. Thanks for taking the time to read my post. I am rather new to photography, aside from tons of point and shoot experience. Ive always been interested in photography, especially digital photography. Lately Ive been surfing "flickr.com" quite a bit and I just cant take it anymore...I want to learn how to take these amazing photos. My first question is in regards to equipment. I have the budget to purchase a very nice DSLR but Im worried Ill out spend my ability. What would be a good DSLR camera for a beginner? Id like to keep it around $1k. My second question is software. I like the pictures where color has been enhanced or pictures that have B&W as well as color in them. This is all accomplished with photo editing software right? Do I need Photoshop? Thanks in advance for any help.