If you don't really care about reading a lengthy story, skip to the red text. Well I have always been told I have an artistic eye and I love drawing, and graphic design on photoshop. I have never had a digital camera on account that I always had friends that could take pictures for me (never really wanted to take pictures as an art form) then my friend got a canon Digital Rebel (300D) and I was in love with the shots he was taking with it and even just the kit lens. Then I got into a relationship with a girl who LOVES photography and I got really into it. Around Christmas time I wanted a Camera to get into photography as an art form(also I needed a digital camera for anything, parties, my car, memories, and just whatever. Then I remembered my friend's Rebel and decided I wanted something nice. I started reading about cameras and came to realize my friend had a DSLR and I wanted an ultrazoom point and shoot but found out that an SLR was exactly what I wanted. An artist has to have good tools and this was no exception. It was agreed I'd get the camera if I researched how to use it and what'd be my best match for price. I settled in my Canon Digital Rebel XT(350D) with a 2 gig CF card, the 18-55mm f/3.5-f/4 kit lens and a 50mm 1.8 lens as well. I also have a tripod but it is defective (one leg doesn't extend) so I am getting that replaced. So I have been reading and reading about techniques but would like personal feedback. P.S. most of these are shot in the 'creative zone(P, Av, Tv, M, and A-Dep)' but some are in auto. I also just learned how to convert RAw files with CS2 so none of these started RAW, from now on I will shoot RAW. I would just like feedback on my shot. Anyone know automotive?(preferred) edited to: Macro Advice (please don't tell me to buy a macro lens, I'm strapped for cash, I just want advice) Portrait advice? Random Advice?