ive been taking pictures for as long as i can remember with a nothing special camera. a little over a year ago i finally went digital and got a nikon d50. i love the camera but im tired of shooting in what i feel is basically auto mode. i want to move on to other things with the camera so one day i can step up to a nicer camera. im just frustrated with where i am with my photography skills. ive shot features for the magazine or out and about, and im not happy. everybody else tells me its good work. i feel that ive been using this camera for over a year and im not getting anywhere. i guess what i am looking for is some guidence as to how i can move forward with my photography because i like i basically said i feel im at a dead end.