Hobby can sometimes be expensive! I am a photo hobbyists since I was a kid and getting my own DSLR camera is like a dream toy for me. I was lucky to take basic classes at the University where I work and that was awesome!
Being a kikay, I don't like carrying big bags and heavy stuffs when traveling. But if you want great photos you would have to pay for it's price. I started with nikon d3100 for over a year then upgraded to nikon d5100 just recently. I think I will stick with the latter for a while unless I take this to the next level.
So the moment I got my new toy, I tested it right away. The first thing I saw as a subject was my fresh flowers on the dining table. There it is! I am not sure what lens I used here though, but definitely not the 55mm kit lens. It could be my 50mm prime lens.
I still carry my canon point and shoot in my purse just in case there are unexpected moments that I need to take photos. Next step for me is to take workshops to learn more.