I am very excited to be a member of this very talented community. I am returning to photography after a 25 year absence. I am eager to learn about digital and postprocessing in the computer; all of this is new to me. I decided not to wait on the Nikon D200 (my 1st. choice) as it is months away from being available here. I will be receiving my new camera any day now: Minolta Maxxum 5D, 18-70 kit lens, Tamron 70-300, 5600 flash. Once I understand how to use it, I will submit photos; I will be grateful for any advice from the FC. I've already learned a great deal from looking at the photos and reading the forums. Thank you for your interest if you're reading this.