Looking for any advice for helping me get started with working in the photography field. I have been shooting film for a while. I recently I bought a Nikon D200 because I have outgrown my film SLR and really want to get more serious about photography and step into the digital world. I am home for the summer from college and am hoping to get some work over the summer to gain more exeperience and help pay my camera off... Photography is not nearly as big here in Niagara Falls as it was in Salt Lake City, where I go to school. I can't find anywhere to have my stuff printed. However I do have the falls, which is a huge tourist attraction. I only have a D200 with the 18-70 F3.5-4.5 kit lens... My goal for the summer is to gain experience and hopefully make money to pay off the camera and buy better lenses, flash, etc... My plan is to call local photographers in the area (there are quite a few in the phone book), tell them my situation, and see if there is any way I could help out, perhaps in the form of a photo assistant. I also want to try and freelance on my own, get my own website established, and try and sell some prints possibly by going to art shows. However, in order to do that, I really need my own printer as there aren't any professional printers here... Which brings me to why working for a photographer would be beneficial. This may seem crazy , but I am just looking for the quickest way for me to get my foot in the door of an established photographers' studio. Need the best way for me to start getting an income out of my passion using the weak setup that I have so that I can purchase the equipment needed to expand. How did you get started? Thanks!