hi-ya... i have a canon rebel xti. i have never formally trained in photography. i do, however, have a fine art degree and several of my friends in college were photo majors. i used to tag along on their shoots and thus had exposure (ha! a pun) to photography. i enjoy photography, though i'm really just a silly lay person/amateur. i am very paranoid about looking like another schmuck who got their hands on a dslr.... regardless, i don't think i'm TOO shabby! for three years i've been shooting with the kit lens. i just got a 55-250mm is for my birthday this past weekend. wowwee! what a difference. i strolled downtown this morning and gave it a shot (ha! another pun).... photos are posted below so why am i here? i think it's time i start getting some real honest-to-god feedback. sooo please humor me with some constructive criticism.