growing up, i was never particularly interested in photography. i had (and still have) fairly shaky hands, so i always told myself that photography was something that i just couldn't do. as i got older and saw friends of mine taking a lot of very nice pictures with digital cameras, i started thinking that it would be a good idea to get into photography so i could have photos to look at if i miss my friends or family. the digital cameras that i checked out, however, were much too light - my shaky hands made it impossible for me to take good pictures. luckily, my mom is letting me indefinitely borrow her 35mm pentax k1000 which is built like a tank and weighs a ton!