I bought A DSLR camera to capture the entire life of my new baby boy who is due to arrive at any time. I know next to nothing about photography but my brother is a great amateur photographer and I plan to read a bunch of books.
That being said, my new Canon Rebel XTi almost makes it too easy to get great photos. I combined the Canon body with a 50mm fixed lens and I am really happy with the results so far. I think I am going to capture some amazing portraits in the near future.