Newbie from Israel
Until I found this website digital left me cold and very depressed about my future in photography. Now I see new hope--in part because I see that this site has garnered 23,000 members!
In photography I'm not a newbie, having done black-and-white 30-odd years ago and color for the last 20.
My nature work has been exhibited in respectable venues several times. My sideline is alley cats. All my work has been in 35mm, mostly with the OM Ti system.
Now I want to get into both pinhole and lomo-photography.
BTW the great bulk of my nature photography was done while backpacking in Israel's desert regions.