Some of you may have been a part of photography for so long that you don't know how it made anything different. I got my first camera (Rebel XT) for Christmas and ever since then, the world has looked more colorful and sharper. It feels like I just got glasses or something, and my eyes work the way they are supposed to. The world is so beautiful, and my camera forcing me to look through the viewfinder and make adjustments has made everything seem to pop. I have always appreciated other's photos but I now feel the rush in taking my own. It was a hobby I just fell into and already I have learned so much and enjoy holding that camera to my eye. My girlfriend and friends think I'm crazy when I talk about how much I want a lens(some that cost more than my camera) or what settings I just tried. So I have shared the beauty that photography has put into my life, I'd like ot hear about how it has effected yours.