As ammunition, one of them sent me a link from the most popular bloggers on the internet about photography and cameras, Ken Rockwell. But within minutes on his site, instead of picking out a new expensive DSLR, I found article after article on How Your Camera Doesn't Matter, How You cant buy vision or creativity, and how buying cameras can actually prevent you from learning photography.
So, for the moment, while on a journey of exploration into images, composition, color, and visual communication, I'm gonna stick with taking pictures with my telephone.
And Guess what? It tells time too!