Welcome to APUG. I've just recently moved away from Houston, which is a wonderful city for photography. There are a number of world class galleries, it serves as the home of Fotofest and the MFA has a wonderful collection. If you are interested in classes, the MFA's Glassell School offers a wide variety of wet darkroom classes. Houston Center for Photography also offers a variety of classes as well as, a variety of first rate programs throughout the year. One of the programs offered by HCP is "First Tuesday" where you have the opportunity to trot your work out in front of a group of other photographers and discuss what you are doing. There are many shows and lectures throughout the year, one of which I just drove three hours each way to see. It was worth it. Houston Photographic Society is also a great place to get involved and grow. Enjoy your "new" camera and enjoy Houston. Bill Barber