Hello everyone this is my first post on Shutterbug, although I have been visiting the forums for a few days now.
I'm in the process of retiring from one hobby and searching for another. I've been a guitar player in a band for many years and now that the kids are getting older (and so am I). It's time to take up a more family friendly hobby. Photography has always interested me although I've just takin family pictures with a inexpensive digital Olympus camera.
So in the process of selling of my band gear I have some funds to purchase a nice digital SLR, upgrade my studio computer and start trying my hand at photography.
My first question of many is about Photoshop. I have the ability to purchase version 7.0 for a discounted price through work. Am I biting off more then I can chew with this program? Should I start off with the new Photoshop Elements 5.0?
I know what it means to have the right tool for the job, but I've never worked with this program before. In the end I'd like maybe to produce some gallery quality prints and maybe sell some stock photos.
Get the big boy right away? Or learn on a smaller version?
Thanks in advance