after "lurking" here for a day or 2, i decided to join. from what ive seen so far, this looks like a great forum, with some very nice and knowledgeable members. being fairly new to photography, i need all the help i can get. :lmao: i have always loved taking photos from the first camera i got, until now. when i was younger i had wanted to go to college to learn photography, but due to some unfortunate circumstances, i wasnt able to. after about 15 years of not being able to even afford a cheap camera, things have gotten a little better for me and i have been able to get a few cameras i like so i have been taking thousands of pictures to try to learn on my own. a few days ago a friend told me that i take some decent pictures and should look for a place online to get advice and to learn, so i happened upon this forum and had a look around. as i said in the beginning, this looks like a great forum, and i look forward to learning everything i can during my time here. the cameras i now have are a Yashica MicroElite Zooom120, Fuji E510, Kodak EasyShare DX7630, and i just got a Pentax ME a couple of days ago by trading a second DX7630 i had for it. i want to learn how to use 35mm cameras as well as the digitals i have, and i was told this would be a good camera to learn with. i havent had a chance to fill a roll of film with it yet, but when i do i will post some of the pictures here so i can get some feedback and advice. i will probably have a lot of questions, so hopefully i dont ask too many. i hope this intro is sufficient for now. i dont want to bore anyone by talking too much, as i sometimes (often) do. i would just like to add a thank you to those responsible for bringing a forum like this to people like me who can use a little help, get advice, and learn more about something they love to do.