so hi. i'm valerie. i'm 19. been interested in photography for a while but i only had an olympus 1.5 megapixel peice of crap to work with for a long time. i finally got a minolta x-300 for the holidays and i'm soo excited! the only time ive taken photos with manual control was in a studio setting. whenever i took outdoors, it was with my auto digital. now that i have a manual i'm getting confused so i'll probably frequent here a lot. just wanted to say hi. wondering how old everyone else is?