My husband has recently taken up learning photography. He started with a basic point and shoot, then moved to a point and shoot that allowed him to photograph in (M)anual mode. There were frustrations, however, because he couldn’t pick focal points and do a few other things I suggested would help improve his images. A friend came to the rescue and let Ric borrow a 30D. Now, the bug has hit him hard. He talks photography with me all the time. And I love it! We go out a lot on the weekends and just walk around wherever the mood strikes us to see what goodies we can find to photograph. Sometimes, I even manage to sneak in a snap of Ric in action.