Hey guys. I've been lurking for a solid month or so and decided the time was right to join. My wife and I are expecting our first child in late July which is the genesis of my venture into photography and this site. I've always been intrigued by photography and jealous of great shots that I could never seem to get. So with the new addition to the family, we decided now was a good time to learn about photography (how to take better shots) and to get a new camera. I found this site while doing some research on what camera to purchase. Let me say thank you for all of you who post ideas, comments, suggestion, tips, and critiques for those who asked for help when they were finding a new camera. For lurkers like me it is a tremendous help. So here I am saying hello and to stir the pot. We decided on a Nikon D5000. Piss on canon! :mrgreen: Before you canon people get upset I'm just playing around. I'm excited about reading more, applying it all, and seeing my terrible shots turn into something not so terrible so thanks in advance to the tpf community.