Well I've always had a camera but never tried to take pictures seriously. All I ever took were still shots. I currently own a Lumix DMC-FZ8, and I'm still learning how to use it everyday. I race motocross so I'll be taking a lot of action shots. At the same time I still want to take "portraits" of my friends. Set up a background real quick and take some shots. Do y'all have tips I could use? I've been told I need a different camera (SLR)? Thank you in advance.