Hey there... I'm 17 years old and have been interested in photography for about 6 years now, just recently i started to look at alot of photography. I started to examine it, look at many different pictures and wonder what might of inspired the photographer to take that picture. Now I am seriously considering getting into photogrpahy for myself but I have no idea what im doing or how to start! I plan on taking pictures with the intent to express myself and share with others images they have never seen before or with the same emotion attached to it. The type of advice im looking for is... -What type of camera should i begin with? (I'm not familiar with prices at all, so I can't give you an idea on how much I'd like to spend, sorry... just give me your opinion.) -Are their certain techniques or hardware that should be used for outdoor/indoor pictures? -What are some general things I should be thinking about as a begginer? And finally... If you'd like tell me why you take pictures that would be great, I think it would help me as a begginer... just a hobby, profession?