I just got my first "big girl" digital camera. I've been using a cheap little HP digital for a few years and it served it's purpose. I did shoot two weddings and got good pics with it but I really wanted a new camera that looked better. A few friends of mine got Canon S3's last year but my husband surprised me with a Canon S5 yesterday and I'm trying to learn it. I do fine and dandy with Auto mode but eventually I wanna be able to manually adjust my camera and do things that way. I live in small town Indiana with my husband of almost 3 years. Photography is my absolute passion in life and eventually I'd like to make a career out of it (although it seems like that must be the idea everyone around here has suddenly). Anyways, I look forward to meeting other folks who love photography as much as me. .