On one hand it's less expensive than ever to do photography now with digital because you don't need to spend large amounts of money on processing.
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It's more satisfactory because you can just delete the photos you don't like in camera and take another shot.
On the other hand the more I get into photography, the more I want to spend on camera gear, in particular lenses.
The latest version of photoshop, a laptop computer, a desktop computer, a good tripod, spare memory cards, a decent camera bag, a new wide angle lens, and a 24 to 105 lens for travel and all round photography.
Not to mention attendance of Photography conferences, photography workshops, paying to study a Diploma in Digital Photography.