Thanks for the reply. I suppose i am missing something though, since i dont see any file called home.php. Just for kicks i created one and placed it in the same directory as the index.php to see how they interact.(my/WordPress/) The home file was ignored when i navigated to that directory in my browser. So then I altered the index.php file using the code form here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Creating_a_Static_Front_Page
"Examples: Typical Page"
that worked except it would always display the static page no matter what catagory was selected. How can i get it to look at my file by default when the browser goes to that directory and not show any posts unless a link points to the index.php? If i cant do that is there somewhere i can tell word press in its own code, to just default to a picture unless a catagory is selected? I really dont want to change my home page by adding a file name to the url. Sorry, you might have to talk slowly to me.
I should add that i have .../WordPress/ is my homepage. I cannot go any deeper into the root on the server. This is a shared server, so this is where my homepage is. I dont want to add another directory to point to as a home page inside this directory since i just set up a redirect that points to .../WordPress.
Thanks again, cauz i am lost with this.