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You MUST use your FIRST and LAST name to register. example: Cher Salo, NOT chersalo.

Your CITY and STATE must be entered. Not entering your CITY and STATE can be grounds for suspension.

How did you find us? Please be specific. ie: what message board? what search engine? what friend? Thank you :)

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What level of photography are you? Newbie - Amateur - Professional - Know it all!

Where do you shoot? Retail Studio? Home Studio? Natural light? On location only?

At any level, how many years have you been into photography?

Forum Rules


Forum Rules

Registration to this forum is free! We do insist that you abide by the rules and policies detailed below. If you agree to the terms, please check the 'I agree' checkbox and press the 'Complete Registration' button below. If you would like to cancel the registration, click here to return to the forums index.

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When you REGISTER, You MUST register with your FIRST and LAST name as your username. You MUST add your CITY & STATE to your PROFILE.

PROPhotogs aka ProPs is owned and operated by Cristy and John Nielsen. Neither Cristy or John Nielsen nor any part of ProPs will be responsible or held liable for any information posted, written, typed, uploaded, or expressed on this site. Nor will we be held liable for any use or misuse of its contents by members or otherwise.

1a. This forum is a discussion forum about photography, photos, gear and techniques, marketing, resources, etc.

2a. By registering and making posts on PROPhotogs Photography Forums, you agree to abide by the Forum Rules of Use, both stated and unstated.

3a. By posting messages to the PROPhotogs Photography Forums you give forum owner and maintainers permission to permanently store all message content, present it for public viewing, backup to any location and media, present it in other form, modify *, delete, or make any use whatsoever in the Forums.

4a. All images posted are copyrighted to their respective owners.  Using another members images in any way shape or form without written permission is cause for termination.

5a. You agree to post only content that you have copyright for, or with written permission from the copyright owner.

6a. Content copied in it's entirety from other websites, Forums or other media must be accompanied by a link or reference to the material, along with credit given to the original author.

7a. PROPhotogs Photography Forums is not responsible for the content of any uploaded files, nor is it in affiliation with any entities that may be represented in the uploaded files.

8a. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of PROPhotogs Photography Forums, nor Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message.  Although the administrators and moderators of, aka: ProPs, will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages.

9a. Posts can be edited or deleted within 7 days by the poster. After that only mods can edit or delete them.

10a. Content is, of course, not touched if it does not violate rules.  By clicking on 'Agree', and/or continuing to use this forum, you are acknowledging you have read the Terms and Conditions and agree to abide by them. Violation of any term or condition may result in immediate termination of membership and \ or legal action.


1. Registration to this website is FREE, PREMIUM Membership is through paid access only!  Your PREMIUM membership is valid for a period of one year after you purchase it. Because of the nature of this forum, we will not issue refunds including pro-rated refunds will not be allowed.  Please also note that we have the right to not accept a persons membership to PROPhotogs.

2. Your membership to this forum maybe terminated if you violate the terms of your membership. If your membership is terminated for any reason, no refund will be given.

3. The owners and moderators of ProPs reserve the right to remove, edit, move, or close any thread for any reason. We also have the right to refuse membership to anyone for any reason.

4. All Content included on this website is the property of PROPhotogs, its content providers, its members, and is protected by U.S. and International copyright laws. Reproduction, distribution or display of the content on this website is strictly prohibited and is cause for termination of membership.

5. You agree that ProPs may email (2 - 4 times a month) you about exclusive offers from our sponsors, news and updates about the website or other important matters.  If you choose to NOT receive these emails, you must uncheck the box in your control panel/profile area that says receive email from admins.  Be aware that if this is done, you will not be in the know of what's going on here at ProPs and we can not take responsibility for you missing out on something important.

6. Mentioning of other forums and boards, photography related or otherwise, is to be kept at a minimum. No discussions about other boards or promotion of other boards are allowed.

7. You may not use this site to host images or content. All files uploaded to this site are for members ONLY.

8. Any issues or business not directly related to photography are not to be discussed in threads or posts. These matters do not involve this forum and should be handled outside of this site.

9. No posting any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, or otherwise volatile of any laws.

10.  We are not a DRAMA forum, we are a LEARNING forum.  ALL drama will be halted immediate and if continued on by the same members, they will be suspended from their account for a period of time that will be determined at the time of offense.  NO EXCEPTIONS!


* What do you like about the image? What draws you in or makes the image interesting to you? Saying what worked in an image is just as important as saying what didn't work - it gives the photographer a chance to identify what techniques work for the future.

* What parts of the image do you not like? Be specific - Be professional.

* If you were there taking the photo, what would you do instead? Of course, not everyone can answer this, so don't feel too proud to say "I'm not sure what I would do".  Remember that the photographer has asked for critique, not off the cuff remarks. Being vague is not always helpful.

Remember that you are critiquing an artwork that someone has spent time and energy (and possibly some money) on. When offering your opinion, bare in mind that, even if you are only speaking of the image, people can still take your words personally. Nobody is forcing you to like an image - you can say that you don't, but be prepared to say why as well as offer some comments on how the photograph could be improved.


1. Advertising & Promoting a company and/or product may only be conducted by those whom have paid advertising. You may not promote your own business products \ services on this site without obtaining one of our paid advertising subscriptions in conjunction with your Premium Membership.

PLEASE CLICK ON THE "ADVERTISE WITH PROPS" link in the top navigation bar on our forum homepage for info and pricing.


" Group Buys will be organized and structured. If you are a premium member AND an advertiser of ProPs you may start your own group buy thread in the appropriate forum.

" If you are NOT an advertiser, you may not post group buys of individuals selling templates, borders, business items, etc.
" You MAY  however, post about group buys from major photographic companies. (software programs, backdrops, labs, etc)
" We encourage you to invite individuals you may know to join ProPs and become a paid advertiser so that they may post their own group buys.  This would be the GOLD option up to the Platinum option.


3 lines of text only.
If you do not pay to advertise, do not put your business URL or BLOG in your signature.
NO IMAGES in your signature UNLESS you are a paid advertiser. Please REMOVE images from your signature line UNLESS you are a paid advertiser.  Please update your signature accordingly. Any signatures not in accordance will be deleted.

These rules/guidelines are subject to change without notice.