Hey how's it going, I'm new to the forum, I've been in the SLR world for almost 2 years and taking pictures casually for quite a while, just now starting to get a little more serious about it and enjoy the camera more! I'm from Southeast Missouri and have a small gear collection Body: Nikon D40x, Nikon D80 Lens: Nikon 18-135 Kit lens Nikon 50 mm f/1.8 Flash: Vivtar HV-285 So far photography is just a hobby and I take some pictures for friends and family members and do some freelance work for the local paper's sports or when they need some extra help I got to borrow their 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR and fell in love with that lens so I'm looking for the Nikon (non push-pull) 80-200mm lens as my next lens and maybe an 85mm f/1.8 and a 35mm f/1.8 to expand my collection I've been browsing the site for a while though and I know I have lots to learn! Been on forums for a while too so I figure this site could be like a few of the others I'm on sooooooooo I look forward to learning more! Here's my newly started blog if anyone cares lol C Berens Photography And I guess I'l post some pics for critique since I might as well, they're kinda all over the place since this isn't themed, just some pics I took that I like... 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.