I'm trying to get into photography as a hobby. I was in a photography class in high school and it was my favorite class hands down. I've been looking for something to do with my time now, as I've joined the army over a year and a half ago, and I just did my taxes, and have a grand coming my way, so I've decided I want to buy a camera with it. I want to use the camera at concerts, on road trips, and possibly modeling. Eventually I want to get to this level: http://l.yimg.com/g/images/spaceball.gif http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3325/3305374103_97ecb02c0a.jpg Naturally, I have no idea what I'm doing at all when it comes to DSLR cameras, we used regular old film SLR's in class, and I'm not sure I even know how to handle one of those anymore. Additionally, a good friend of mine recommended I buy a Canon EOS Digital Rebel, and I've been looking through these and I'm stumped. I'm also trying to save up for a trip to NYC for block leave, so I don't want to necessarily spend a bunch of money if I don't NEED to, but I really want to make photography into something serious. Any advice is much appreciated, thanks for your time.