I'll start my thread off first so people can get an idea on how I think this should develop, starting with a bit of information on kit etc. I started getting interested in digital photography in 2002 and started off with a very basic Kodak point and shoot. This was upgraded in 2004 to a Canon A85 which, after dead pixels were found, was replaced by an A95. Getting used to that took a little time as the majority of pictures were taken on full auto mode. After seeing just what could be achieved with a little creativity I started using the settings which required some kind of manual input and, having started to get used to the camera promptly replaced it with a EOS 350D with both the kit lens and the 50mm F1.8 MkII It's early days at the time of posting, but here follows a few pictures taken from the first weekend with the camera.