I am sooo excited to have my bgc and have been snapping away to get used to it and get to know it, etc.. all in automatic mode. It is going to take me some time to read and watch and learn about how to really take great pictures-in MANUAL mode! I am also playing around with editing... I will probably end up buying Photoshop Elements but for now am using Picasa..there are some serious limits to what I can do.. for instance, I wanted to smudge the nostrils of my child making a funny face. The learning curve is great but I am still so excited and motivated to learn it all! Luckily, my favorite subject is happy to ham it up pose for me whenever!