Hey guys. I am getting a little fed up with "professional" photographers dropping the ball. They say they're interested in taking photos for me but I have to chase them down to get them to do a photo shoot. I need to get more photos of my work up on our website before the new season starts - pronto! And I guess that means I'm going to have to take them myself. I am not an avid or good photographer, by any means. But I guess I need to become one - a little at least. And my current digital camera is nice but it doesn't have one of those settings where you can control how long the shutter stays open for. I know you need one of those to take decent outdoor lighting photos. So I am really not excited about spending too much money on another digital camera, considering I already own two that I am happy with. Is there any chance I could buy a decent digital camera that would allow me to take the nice quality photos I see some of you guys taking for under $500? Or am I dreaming? If not, what's the most affordable camera I could buy that would do the trick? I understand I'll also need to buy a tri-pod too. I don't expect those are too awful expensive. But I was hoping to get into the camera itself for less than $500 if possible.