I've recently decided to try my hand at real photography in the hopes of one day making money at it. I love clicking pics but never really owned a "great" camera so to speak. I don't have an unlimited budget to begin with. My wants: Digi camera worthy of somewhat "fast" shots, lens adaptable, preferrably less than $300...really in the low 2's lol. I've seen some non SLR Fuji's for around $220 or so shipped that lenses can be fit to...unless I'm mistaken. I've seen some DSLR "Bodies" for around $250...but they say "No Lense incl" so I suppose I'd have to also buy a lense before I could even use these? (Nikon D50 for $250 and Cannon Eos Rebel XT for $289) Favorite sports include Auto Racing of all kinds, Football, and Basketball. So this gives an idea of the "speed" I may need from a camera. I also enjoy landscapes...mountains mostly, nature, random persons, some architecture I suppose, autos for sure. Biggest photo blow ups would probably be in the 30x30" range. Why I think this is what I want to do for a living: I truely love taking photographs every where I go to share my experience with others. I love saving the moment. I love the emotion that some of the greatest photos can bring a person to. I believe the best "careers" are those that the person would do if there was no money involved...in other wors something you'd do for free About me: I'm 32, married, no kids. I've done some college in Biz administration and a whole lot of outside biz study so I know a good bit of that side. I've owned a performance parts biz selling on Ebay in which I sold about $20k in merchandise in about 6 months...but didn't make much and got tired of dealing with suppliers not keeping products and getting cussed out by customers lol. I've tried real estate but don't like answering the phone 24 hrs a day lol and actually "working a 2nd job" so to speak. I want to do something I enjoy, where even if I'm not making money I'm enjoying what I do and doing it on my own schedule. I do know of a local NASCAR photographer and a contact to put me in touch with him. So I will be contacting him shortly...now's a good time cuz it's off season, and getting some answers on that side from him. He's done quite well for himself I know lol...the biggest home in his upscale neaighborhood...7000sq. ft! I've done some classes in Motorsports and there was a female who is trying to break into NASCAR photography as well. At the time I wasn't considering it but thought how cool it'd be lol. But she had mentioned NASCAR basically has only 2 large companies doing most of the photography and it kind of shuts her out, but she had sold some pics. She brought some beautiful shots for display to the class. I'm into all kinds of motorsports so I don't necessarily focus on just NASCAR, and I enjoy many other things of the world in photography. Sorry for so much but I wanted to make sure I gave all the answers I could so you could help me the most. Enjoying this forum btw. Just getting started. Read the "Beginner's Cameras" thread..pretty good. Thanks and God bless!