Hello there! I am fairly new to photography but hoping to learn more. I studied multimedia journalism in school, so I got to play around with DSLR and photoshop a bit, but I didn't learn much about how to take high quality photos, just how to make them decent and try to capture some aspect of the news story. I bought a used Nikon D40 before I went to India and Nepal last summer thinking I would play around with it and learn loads while I was there. In reality I took a ton of pictures with the camera set on auto and they all came out passable at best. I haven't used my camera much since then, but I just moved to Miami and I want to spend some time learning and experimenting with the beautiful scenery here before I plan my next big trip (hopefully South America)! I don't plan on becoming a pro, but I want to be able to do more than use the auto setting. I'm planning on buying a lense, but first I want to learn about the different kinds and what they're used for.