Hey =] I've been trolling around the site the last few days and thought I would sign up and see what talking to a few advanced members could offer me. My name is Rhett and I'm 15... also I have no experience with photography at all I edit images all of the time in photoshop for various reasons (personal jobs, forum signatures, website templates... and just for fun) and I thought that instead of using everyone else's images I would start making my own. I feel like this is really something that I could learn to enjoy if I approach it right Ummm.... to start off with I'm trying to find a good DSLR camera. I've been looking around and reading up on different important aspecs of photography and I'm thinking the Sony Alpha A350 is going to be my best bet. Large MP (14.2) and a nice Live View screen will help wonders since I'm not sure about ISO and noise levels. I'm looking at spending around $800 max because the more I spend the more I have to make in order to get a new car =] So the less the better I suppose, however I do want to have a quality bodied camera that I can use for at least 5 or so years... Thanks! A good review of the Camera A good starting Lens Also note that I am taking pictures not only as an entry level photographer but also for web design and such. I always have great ideas for website content but can never find the right picture or one at a good enough quality. I'm very fluent in PhotoShop so editing features on the camera body itself is unnecessary. ------------------- If you are interested in giving me some personal help on the day-to-day basis (or something to that effect) then just let me know =] I would really love to have someone knowledgeable around when I need some help... I'm sure I could help out some way in return, just let me know!