I bought my 30d because one day I want to be able to take pictures as my official job. I know I have a long way to go but my overall aim is to be a photographer of people, in weddings, portraits, I would also like to specialise in pet photography. I am a people person, and have plenty of animal experience (from vounteering at a shelter) so I am facing the right direction. My main hurdle is mastering the photography part LOL Where do you want to take your photography? How close are you to achiving it? or are you happy where you are?