Hello, everyone. I'm a rising senior in high school. I have always been interested in photography, but over the last two years I have discovered my love and passion for it. My grandfather was a photographer and I think his skill finally influenced me. I know that I have a long way to go and there is so much to learn, but I really would like to further this "hobby" into something more, maybe major in Photography in college. I don't know many of the technical terms yet, and right now I'm only using a Kodak EasyShare ZD710. Since I would like to go more professional, I'm guessing it would be wise to upgrade to a digital SLR. I DO know that there is a BIG difference between regular shoot-and-point cameras vs. SLR cameras. I don't really understand the differences, but I have been doing research and trying to figure it out. I know some people say that I should start with something easy to use and gradually upgrade, but cash is tight, and I can't keep buying a new camera. I want something I can use now and in the future (at least through college and such). I'm also a fast learner and can teach myself to use just about anything. The only thing is, I don't know which camera to get. I would appreciate ANY suggestions or information. Thanks in advance!