Good advice. I also learnt the ropes through digital photography. I did get involved with film photography briefly many years ago but didn't quite have the patience to delve into it back then, and it took a digital camera to rekindle the shutterbug in me several years later. This is not a film vs digital argument, but I think most people would agree that the learning curve is a lot less steep (not to mention more psychologically rewarding) with digital compared to film. Just my S$0.02's worth.