I mentioned in yesterday's Thought Of The Day that it would be really tough to get started in digital photography for less than $80, but it is still possible.
You can actually get started in digital photography for free.
All you really need is your cell-phone camera.
Almost everyone has a cell-phone, and almost all cell-phones have built-in digital cameras.
Don't think a cell-phone camera is capable of taking great images? Check these out: here, here, here, here, here, here and here. Really, check each one of them out and come back.
Is there anything more that needs to be said? If so, read The Best Camera Is The One That's With You by photographer Chase Jarvis.
If you are thinking about getting started in digital photography, it's likely you already have what you need.