Hey there! My name is Meghan, i'm new to the forum and to the photography world. I have been interested in photography for a long time just haven't had really had an adequate camera to take relatively good pictures! Currently i only own an old 'point and shoot' camera (Nikon Coolpix L2) however i'm looking at getting the Nikon D3000(will be my first DSLR/SLR), perhaps the D5000 but that may be a little above my budget as a senior high school student! We'll see though, i think the differences and price are definitatley worth it, i just don't know if i would actually use the video part! Definitely a nice added on feature to have but i could always still use my old L2 for any videos. Anyway, for now i'm just trying to get familiar with the terms and lenses etc. Looking forward to learning more and hopefully learning some nice techniques regarding taking better photos when i get my DSLR. I am fairly experienced with photoshop so thats a bonus too!