Newbie here

Hi Maria. Great to have you here. The Canon AV1 seems a great choice for a beginner. I looked it up, and it is similar to the Canon AE-1 I gave to my daughter: “The AV-1 is very similar to the 1976 AE-1 but provides aperture priority autoexposure rather than the AE-1's shutter speed priority AE.” I’m sure you’ll do some interesting work with it, and I look forward to seeing some results here. Your father is an excellent photographer, so you have a good teacher and mentor.