Hello everyone, my name is Ryan Im from beautiful Kelowna BC and I am brand new to photography. I have wanted to get into more serious photography for a long time now and after coming back from my first trip to Las Vegas with a memory card full of rather sub par point and shoot photos I decided to take the plunge and get my first real camera (well kinda real camera haha). I did alot of reading and asking around for what would be the right camera for me and ended up going with the Canon G12. I liked the fact that it has many of the functions of a entry level DSLR, it is small enough to carry around on most of my adventures, and I just honestly couldn't seeing myself buying more expensive lenses anytime soon. This forum has been so helpful to me already and I look forward to learning photography and posting some of my photos here.