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Your editor has long enjoyed photography. As a high school student, he even pondered, briefly, the idea of pursuing photography as a career; for better or for worse, common sense won out and your editor went to engineering school instead. But taking pictures has remained an active hobby, even if it has tended to degrade to the creation of a stream of snapshots of the kids for grandparent consumption in recent years. The advent of digital photography has brought a couple of your editor's passions back together, with only one thing - free time - missing. But, your editor has discovered, one of the keys to the finding of free time is to take an activity of interest and redefine it as "work." Thus, this article.