I have taken an interest in photography after the birth of my first child 5 years ago. The only camera I used was a cheap $40 35mm Pentax until about 3 years ago. My first digital camera was and still is a Kodak Easyshare Z650. I thought it was a big step up but now that I am more advanced I am so ready to move on from a point and shoot and onto a DSLR. I am very limited to what I can shoot on this camera. I have to edit almost everything in PaintShop and sometimes I am limited because of the quality of the photos anyway. I joined this forum so I can get some help choosing a new camera. I eventually would love to go professional taking family and childrens portraits. I love taking candids. Not really intersted in landscapes and such. I love people. I also want to learn more about lighting and lenses (I have no clue). I have my eye on a D40x, D70 or D200. I covet a D3. Maybe someday.