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jay911jjay911 Posts: 540
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:31 AM in Water Cooler
Good day to all of my spiney friends!

I'm sure that most of you are unaware but I am a part time pro photographer and run my own website dedicated to my photography business. Now I am not wanting to try and promote my business, to be honest I don't think I want to travel all over the place! :) However, I am a huge fan of sharing pictures and have decided on a trial basis to offer free server space for those who would like to share pictures with other Spine-Health members and do not have the means to do so.

Anyway, I have been discussing this with Papa-Ron and he has given me his blessing. In fact I proposed to him for another forum area exclusively for photo sharing posts.

So here is the deal: if you want to share a picture (or more than one), just send me an email with the pictures attached. I will process and resize them to fit within a post, put the images on my server and send you an email containing instructions on how to post them. This will consist of copying the text in the mail and pasting it into your post, we'll keep the difficulty level low! Please include your Spine-Health username in your email, I'll need this to keep everything organized. If possible send me a private message here on Spine-Health to let me know you sent the email.

Now for the disclaimer type stuff. Like I said above, I'm only part-time involved with photography and this server is at my home. I won't be able to prepare photos unless I'm at home, typically the evenings. Also, I cannot guarantee 100% availability of my server. If there is a server failure I'll obviously do my best to get things running as soon as I can but there is the risk of it being unavailable for a period of time until I can get home and fix it. If the volume of pictures is high it may take me a little time to get them ready also, I'll do this on a first come, first served basis. Even though I have set up the server so that the major search engines will not catalog or see your pictures, there may be search engines that are not as reputable and not follow the standards for cataloging a web server making it possible that an internet search may turn up your photos. I've found that this has not been an issue yet with my own photos. Please use discretion in subject matter, the rules of Spine-health will apply here and if requested by the mods I will make a photo unavailable. If you decide that you no longer want your pictures shared, just let me know and I will delete them off of the server. One last thing, if you have a flickr or photobucket account I would prefer that you use these services although I won't turn anyone down.

The email to send your pictures is spiney@thousandwordsimaging.com

I hope everyone has a great day!


  • here is a sample of how the pictures will look, this is one of my favorites!

  • jay~how incredibly kind and generous of you!

    i am a freelance photographer too,but i use the term loosely(lol)..always so much to learn,and i normally would never have even mentioned this had you not said it first.i can't even keep up with my own pics let alone others,so i see what you're offering as a huge and unselfish gesture.

    my forte is mainly in editing..in still and moving footage...mostly just for fun.

    one of my favorites,but not good quality b/c i was out of film.:

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  • that's great robin! i'm actually not as good at editing, i think that's a skill that you have to develop. over time i'm sure i'll improve. i consider myself more "old school" and am still trying to transition to digital, i've only used digital cameras for the last year or so. i have a "prosumer" model now, saving now for a camera that runs about $5000. i'll have to do a lot of pictures to get there!!!

    i do like using photoshop, i have the whole cs3 suite, there is a technique that i use for some pictures to make them look almost like paintings. here is a rose from my yard:
    spiney hugs to all!! :hug:
  • your rose is beautiful!

    i took this photo at carolina beach.

    i don't have much money,so can't afford the photo stuff that i want,but i just work with what i have,and because it's just for fun,that's ok.i play around with photoshop,but when i mention editing i don't mean to change the quality or take liberties with a photo..more just take the 'junk' out of a pic or..well maybe later i'll show off some stuff.i'm quite shy about most of it.not much confidence in that area.i write too,but nobody sees that at all.

  • i don't mean to do it, but your photo makes me laugh! each pole has one bird sitting on it. they're like sentries or something. what a great picture! =)) =d>

    it's not about the equipment nearly as much as composition. having a good eye and ability to compose the elements of a picture is difficult but has about a 90% influence over the picture. the trick is to figure out what you want your picture to say (or feeling to invoke) then making it do just that. usually the expensive equipment just makes it easier to do the same things as the less expensive stuff.

    you got it right, it's fun! i've had "fun" since i was a kid, decided to make a business out of that fun. even though there's a lot behind it, taking the pictures has never ever lost that fun part!
    spiney hugs :hug:
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  • those birds were really there...that pic was unretouched..i promise...but i know,it does look odd...which is why i took the shot.thanks.

    this one reminds me of us here..people in pain..looking out.

  • I didn't SEE your lion before I posted-that's weird!

    How did you get that shot......? Well-nvm......lol
  • Actually Robin I cheated and edited my post. I forgot to put the picture in the original post, OOPS!

    Believe it or not, both of my lion pictures I took at the Denver zoo. The second one had a building & tree that I had to remove from the background, so it has been retouched a bit. The lion plopped down on the rock for about 30 seconds, long enough for me to take a few shots. Then he got up and wandered off. I got lucky! Funny thing, just like in the cartoons when someone turns into a steak with arms and legs, I felt the same way, he was staring right at me!

    With your picture, I see why you say that. Things look so dark to us with chronic pain, with the light unattainable outside. What a contrast from the bleak inside and almost "happy" and light outside. Powerful message, wonderful!
  • i am so lame at the picture thing. 8} now if i can only get the pictures out of the digital camera! :D thank you so much for your offer and the time you are willing to give of yourself. =D> Jenny :)
  • i know there are a few bird lovers here so i thought i'd share this pic. this is an eurasian eagle owl, love the eyes!

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