I would love to take those classes at my school but even upon having a senior standing I still have difficulty registering for them since our registration is conducted by number of credits. So, being on an indefinite leave-of-absence from the university, I've never really had a chance to get that hands-on experience. I would also love to know that basics when it comes to what kind of camera/equipment I should get to start out. Thank you for the advice though, a lot of it is very insightful. I figured as much but its nice to know that someone with life experience can confirm what it's like to work in such a position.