i took up photography, on my own, just this past october, at age 38. now i love it.
why my pics never came out like that before? my camera sucked. so, for my birthday, we invested in an expensive digital with a 10x zoom. specifically, an olympus c-700. you don't have to go that extreme, but digital definately helps.
and practice with it before you go, or you may be disappointed.
in cayo, i had a camera sticking out of my face for 4 straight days.
just wait for the next batch!! even better!