In this day of rapidly changing technology it is more important than ever to be educated about the equipment you would like to buy or are already using. Learning photography takes some time but the investment is well worth it. Although the basic principles of photography have stayed the same, the reality is that cameras are mini computers. We also need additional software and computers to optimize our photographic experience. Photography in modern times is very much a necessity to document the times of our lives. However, more importantly photography is a hobby. In this day of technology hobbies seem to have taken a backseat. The truth is hobbies are what make us interesting, unique and engaged with other people. Pick up your camera, take a class, find a hobby and connect with the world around you.