Hello, all. I've been lurking here for a few weeks and finally decided to make an account. I'm an attorney by trade and enjoy hobbies as diverse as hunting, fishing, weight lifting, and pipe smoking/collecting. I bought a Nikon D40 back in 2006 thinking that photography was a hobby I might enjoy. I quickly found myself overwhelmed and into storage that poor camera went. Needless to say, my career leaves little room for creativity and, finding myself yearning for a creative outlet, I dug out that old dSLR and gave it another try. So far, I just have the kit 18-55 lens and no accessories. I've been playing with Apple Pixelmator for basic processing as well. My wife is getting me a 50mm f1.8g for my birthday and I plan to put it on and not take it off until I have a solid base skill set down. In the meantime, I'll be learning as much as I can here.