The real reason I bought a DSLR
IRELAND! So, the real reason I bought a DSLR when I did, was that I was traveling to Ireland with a friend. I didn't know if I'd be back again, so I wanted to make sure I had really good images. I didn't really know what I was doing, but I used auto modes and got enough images that I liked that confirmed my interest in photography. This image from the Cliffs of Moher is one of my favourites.
Little did I know, if I had captured the images in both JPEG and RAW, I would have had a much easier time once I learned more about editing images.