Hello! My name is Rich, and I am new to Photography and TPF. I am currently using a Canon Powershot S2 IS with a stock lens. I also use a tripod. To be honest, this camera is actually my dad's, but I use it more than him, so I like to call it mine. The picture quality is not too great, so I have looked into getting the popular Nikon D40. I am currently looking at one on eBay that is being sold with another lens. 28-105mm I believe. In all honesty, I don't know anything technical about camera's and photography, so if you all could explain things to me in layman's terms that would be great. Finally, here are some very very novice pictures I have taken (Yes, I understand they are low quality and/or soft/fuzzy): http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj253/Richs-PB/greenlights.png http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj253/Richs-PB/IMG_3109.jpg Sorry for them being links!