I been shooting for awhile now . I bought my first film camera back in 1992, it was a 12.00 dollar film camera. No features at all, just manual. I learned a lot on that camera and it was fun for me to enjoy the fun I could have with shooting with it. Then I bought my first digital camera in 2005 and I still have it. It is a Kodak Easy Share CX 7310. 3.2 Mega pixels and also with a few features. So of what I have learned in photography is mostly self taught. I took a one course online and a some magazines I have read and a what people have said. So this my entry to something like this . I have enter in some other competitions as well in the past and learned from them.