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 firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope everyone has a great day!