or not actually i just wanted to say lets all point and stare at the newbie, but then I realised it was me. i'm a total novice as far as actual photography goes but ive been taking photographs since i was about 10 years old. i dont understand a lot of the lingo, i wouldnt know what makes a good photo, other than what i personally think looks swishy. im doing a dorky beginners' course at the moment to get me sorted on the beginnings of using an SLR, so i might be back to bug you all with questions. this forum seems a lot more friendly and helpful than others Ive visited, so i hope u dont mind me stickin my nose in!