I'm new to the forum and also new to photography. I was looking into buying a cheap $3-400 camera, one thing led to another and now I am the proud owner of a d5000 and a payment plan. I have always liked taking pictures and always wished I had a decent camera to do it, and now I do. I literally just started a few weeks ago and am still learning. I have figured out how to use the camera, but still need to get a good feeling for aperture, shutter speed, iso, ect. I'm looking forward to learning as I go with the help of this forum. Here are some pictures I have taken so far. I am using Aperture 3 for editing (still learning how to use that as well). Also, does anyone know of a free image hosting site that allows you to upload large photos?