Which in Russian means "Hello to all". I am Russian, was born and raised in Latvia, now live in Connecticut, USA. When I was little, my dad used to take lots of black-and-white photos. I used to love spending time watching him work his magic in the darkroom . He even let me dip the paper and watch the pictures appear. I'm still fascinated by the process! Recently I signed up for a home-study program in Photography. Four chapters in and I'm ready to learn more! I find this site quite informative, enjoy seeing other people's work, and plan on posting some pictures myself . As to my camera - I have an HP Photosmart 635. Nothing fancy, but I will get something better with time. I think the TPF will help me learn more about cameras as well. Thanks for viewing and catch you later :mrgreen:!