V-Vet, welcome and thank you for your introduction! There are lots of rank amateurs here and there are lots of kind of amateurs mixed in with some not so amateurish and the professionals, too. We're all here together to share our love of photography and as Streetshooter says of "making pictures".
When I first came here I my background was strictly in film photography. Please make yourself comfortable and don't hold back on any questions.