Meet the shutterbug...

I started digital photography in 2006. Starting out with a Canon Poweshot A410 was quite a great beginning. By the way, i've used many cameras in the beginner - mid-range section and found none of them as comfortable and as good as the Canons. Use a Canon, rest assured that you will remain Canon for the rest of your life.
If you are really eager to buy me a gift, say, for my B'day, get me a Canon Powershot S5 instead of those cards.
As of now, it's still the A410 :(

Flickr is a good photo-hosting site, with plenty of features. Fotopic is also a great gallery tool-cum site. One grudge I have against Flickr is the absence of well-organised albums like those in Fotopic. The homepage gives you just recently uploaded pics, and the "sets"(similar to albums) are limited to a maximum of three for free uses.