Hi all, I am a university student studying economics, and have never really been much of an artistic person. Most of my photography needs were more then met by my camera phone. However during a recent bout of insomnia I found myself awake when the sun rose, which is often very beautiful. This lead me to purchase a proper camera and learn a bit about photography, so that I could photograph things when I came across something that was really worth taking a picture of. And ofcourse being a major car nut and having a website dedicated to my car, I also wanted to be able to take the kind of artistic pictures of my car that you see in all those magazines without hiring a professional photographer (which can be very expensive). At first I was going to buy a point and shoot camera, but then a friend recomended that I check out crossover cameras, the inbetween of the p&s and the slr. To this end I went out and purchased a second hand S9600 as a first camera, to learn about photography before I spent hundreds and hundreds on a proper SLR and lenses. That started me on my journey into photography, however out of the hundreds of pictures I have taken so far, only a very select few are in my opinion worthwile displaying. Already reading through the tutorials I have learned alot about Aparatures and Shutter speeds and such like, but I was hoping to perhaps get some feedback from more seasoned photographers into how I could take better pictures, more often. At the moment I am concentrating on photographing my car because I can park it somewhere and it doesn't mind sitting around not doing anything for an hour or two while I take lots of photographs around it. Attached are a few of the better photographs I have taken, mostly in the auto mode, experimenting with angles and locations. All pictures are untouched and as they came off the camera without any filters or flash. I have just resized them and cropped one to make it 16:9 for my wallpaper. They were taken at 9mp fine. Needless to say all opinions, edits, advice, abuse, comments are welcome and appreceated .