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What is your "home board" on preg.org?
How often do you lurk the photog board?
What keeps you from posting here?

This board used to be CRAZY busy, but has slowed down a lot. We are all pretty nice ladies who want to encourage eachother and help one another improve. We are NOT all professional photographers, and this board is NOT exclusive. Most of us joined because we wanted to take better pictures of our loved ones.

I will go first:

What is your "home board" on preg.org? My home board in June '08

How often do you lurk the photog board? I lurked on this board almost daily for a year or so before actually posting anything.

What keeps you from posting here? At first I got scared off when I did post and not everyone thought my pictures were the best ever. I also got jealous when other people got more responses than I did. Since then I have learned a ton here and, although I still lurk more than I post, I am really glad I came out of the woodwork and am learning to take better photos of my kids!

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What is your "home board" on preg.org? Either my current BB (december '10) or the Natural Childbirth Board

How often do you lurk the photog board? Once or twice a day

What keeps you from posting here? I don't have much to contribute at the moment- my two year old flips out if I get the camera out and he doesn't get to be the one pressing the buttons. I will admit, after a while, it feels like a lot of the posts are "more of the same"... just women (me included) who want validation in what they are doing. I will also admit I've learned tons from both the what-to-do and what-not-to-do aspects on here, and it was very encouraging and educational when I first started being a mom with a camera 2 years ago.

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What is your "home board" on preg.org? [COLOR=Purple]July 2009 Birth board[/COLOR]

How often do you lurk the photog board? [COLOR=Purple]Usually everyday, sometimes several times a day.
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What keeps you from posting here? Honestly, I work a TON of hours. I am salaried and required to work a *minimum* of 50 hours a week, plus I have a 1 year old. It's hard to find the time at all to post and even harder to find the time to take pics, edit them and post them for CC. That's why u have seen me more this week than in the past, I am on vacation LOL.
Also, when I do have some free time to post, I am always nervous about giving CC. I am still such a noob to photography that I worry that what I post might be stupid or that the person will take it the wrong way and be insulted. I love to see everyone's work and see them grow and I would hate for someone to think that I am insulting their work.

But I would like to say that when I do find the time to post pics, I LOVE CC. I don't get insulted and I don't want people to just say oh that's nice or whatever, I want to get better, so I want honest, real criticism.

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What is your "home board" on preg.org? This board and the July 2007.

How often do you lurk the photog board? Not often enough.

What keeps you from posting here? I work full time and have two kiddos. I try to respond when I am at work and try to catch up with what is going on here. I try to give as much CC as I can and I don't sugar coat. I don't mean to offend anyone when I do.

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What is your "home board" on preg.org? Nov '08

How often do you lurk the photog board? A few times a week

What keeps you from posting here? Hard to keep up with. Like you said, it used to be happening here, and a lot of people have 'graduated'. I try to CC, but sometimes don't quite know my stuff yet, so I chicken out, lol! Like Sara said though, I LOVE and don't mind hard CC, but then also don't post because I'm more of a taking snaps kind of gal.

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What is your "home board" on preg.org? Nov 08'

How often do you lurk the photog board? twice a month +/-

What keeps you from posting here?I've always loved looking a pics and taking them, but have never taught myself how to shoot in manual mode. I have an eye for photography, but struggle to get the shots I want. I'm also horrible at PS. I would love to get better before DD2 arrives.

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I felt very "convicted" when I saw this thread! But good idea, because I know I'm not the only one out there. Biggrin

What is your "home board" on preg.org?

I guess now it's Feb 2009. I joined in 2006 when I was pregnant with baby #1, but that board fizzled out long ago. I am also pregnant with #3 now, so I do stop by October 2010 once in a while, but I just can't seem to find the time lately to keep up with the women there.

How often do you lurk the photog board?

I lurk about twice a week I guess. Mainly for inspiration to get my butt out there and take more pictures, but also just to admire all of the beautiful images.

What keeps you from posting here?

I used to post here all the time, in fact this board is the whole reason I developed an interest in photography in the first place! And I went from knowing absolutely nothing to operating a DSLR in Manual pretty much 100% of the time. So thank you all for that!

The main reason is that I don't have time usually to edit, upload and post my favorite images. I have also been sort of stuck in a rut...I think I'd like a new lens but I really don't have the money for one right now.
The good news is that I am finally going to be a SAHM once I have this baby, which means I should have more time to devote to my hobbies at some point in the near future!

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What is your "home board" on preg.org? This board

How often do you lurk the photog board? Several times a day if I get the chance.

What keeps you from posting here? I don't really know, sometimes I just get in a funk with my own photography and need to take a break but love to see others grow so thats why I always come back here. I also never get to post much for cc because I take pics for family and they don't want me to post on public forums. My kids haven't been the most cooperative subjects, lol. I have a cake smash this Tuesday for my nephew and I'm hoping my sis will give me permission to share. I think I will try to post more here because the boards been really slow and I don't want it to die. Summed up excuses, excuses, excuses, lol.

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What is your "home board" on preg.org? Scrapbooking board & this board. My birth boards have slowed down and I barely post there. I have seven boards in my browser tabs up all of the time though. Wink

How often do you lurk the photog board? Almost every day.

What keeps you from posting here? I post here when I have time. I'm a mod on the scrapbooking board, so my priority should be the threads there followed by the threads here. It's been a busy summer though!

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Not sure I qualify as a lurker, but I don't post nearly as much as I used to...so

What is your "home board" on preg.org? October '07...and, um here.

How often do you lurk the photog board?
Most days 2 or 3 times.

What keeps you from posting here?
Busy, busy, busy. I read new posts and reply places that I think I might be helpful when I can.

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What is your "home board" on preg.org?
When I 1st joined I was TTC baby #2... my 1st BB was Oct. 07, but because of my late EDD I hung out on the Nov. 07 BB, and then ended up just posting there. I haven't looked over there in a long time, but the last time I did they had combined with the Dec. 07 board. I still keep in touch with MANY of the mama's from the Nov. 07 board though Wink I have a few people that I "stalk" here on the org, but pretty much lurk here and on the Do you see a line board... only because I'm fixed, but have a POAS addiction... LOL!!!

How often do you lurk the photog board?
I try to lurk daily, but just don't have much time to post...

What keeps you from posting here?
Time... that's the number one thing from holding me back. With my 3 kids, my hubby, working full time (during the school year) and photo sessions I just don't have the time to upload pics to post here, so instead I just lurk. I LOVE LOVE LOVE seeing what everyone brings to the table and have learned A LOT from everyone here. I hope no one is offended by my lack of replies... I do it when I can and that's about all I can do right now.

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What is your "home board" on preg.org?
June '06 and January '08 - I'm the mod for both of them. But, June '06 was my "original" board when I joined PO in Dec. '05

How often do you lurk the photog board?
Several times a day

What keeps you from posting here?
I love posting pics - I find the CC incredibly helpful as I learn what I'm doing. I just got my first DSLR in June, so I have SO much to learn. That is the reason I don't usually give CC. I guess I feel that the CC should come from the ladies who really know what they're doing. Perhaps that's not the best attitude. Sorry all!

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What is your "home board" on preg.org? I started on the now closed May '06 board nearly five years ago. I also post on the General Debate Board occasionally.

How often do you lurk the photog board? Almost daily.

What keeps you from posting here? Sometimes I don't CC if I don't have time to formulate a thoughtful response. I try to post when I have time to edit new, decent photos. I also don't get on the board much on the weekends because my four-year-old keeps me busy!

I just want to add that, in the short time I've been posting here, I've learned a lot from you ladies! I enjoy seeing others here grow and appreciate all the critiques I've received on my photos as well.

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What is your "home board" on preg.org? May 2009, and Pumping 101 which I am the host for

How often do you lurk the photog board? At least once a day, usually more! Once at work and then in the evening when the girls are in bed.

What keeps you from posting here? I don't CC as much as I would like because I am still new and trying to figure things out myself, so I don't really think I would be much help. I would LOVE to post more for CC, but finding the time to take a picture outside of manual mode, then edit it, upload it, and start a new thread.... well there just isn't the time. I did just take some yesterday of the girls that I wanted to post for CC, but I'm not really happy with them. I plan on set up a little "studio" tonight and hopefully be happier with those. The ones yesterday are good snap shots, but not good photographs (does that make sense?).

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Home board - Aug 03, Nov 05, Feb 08
How often do I lurk - not much anymore
What keeps me from posting here? - mostly time. My business is busy and life is busy. I used to mod here but resigned because I didn't have the time needed for this board. I don't share images much or post much because I give honest c/c and some ladies have a hard time taking it as a good thing. I'm not here to win a popularity contest. I give honest c/c to help. Just get tired of the drama sometimes.

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Stacey fwiw, I love getting CC from you because you don't sugar coat and it's honest.

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What is your "home board" on preg.org? I don't really post on my bb anymore so I don't really have a "home board" right now, I mostly board hop with other TTCers

How often do you lurk the photog board? Sometimes never, sometimes a lot

What keeps you from posting here? Nothing to post, I guess. I am still only shooting in auto so there's nothing to CC. I'm hoping to learn and participate, but the other photos here are really inspiring.[/QUOTE]

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What is your "home board" on preg.org? June '07 and this board.

How often do you lurk the photog board? daily. I try to post regularly too.

What keeps you from posting here? if I don't post photos in awhile, it's because I don't have any that are really worthy, or that I need CC on, or I just got too busy IRL. I'm still learning about doing portraits, but right now I don't have any willing subjects Sad but I like to "share" my nature photography.

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What is your "home board" on preg.org? Mostly this board, but occasionally May 09 and just recently April 11 Smile

How often do you lurk the photog board? daily. I try to post when I have more than a few minutes.

What keeps you from posting here? I don't seem to have as much spare time anymore, between being a busy mom and starting my photography business.

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What is your "home board" on preg.org? July '08

How often do you lurk the photog board? Lurk daily, post probably weekly.

What keeps you from posting here? I have recently felt uninspired and not had any subjects to photography. Also, sometimes I don't feel qualified to CC photos. I'm trying and I hope my (untrained) thoughts help others.

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What is your "home board" on preg.org? I mostly post on April 08 but I host May 2010 and I frequent the Birthing Naturally board, as well.

How often do you lurk the photog board?A few times a week. Mostly just enjoy looking at the newborn photos.

What keeps you from posting here?I don't have much time to work on post processing for my photos especially since I don't have any program that does that. Plus, I'm really new and I find this board kind of intimidating at times. I try to learn from others.

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What is your "home board" on preg.org? My home board is Jan '09 and August '10 then I come on here alot

How often do you lurk the photog board? I get on this board about 4-5 times a week.

What keeps you from posting here? Well I haven't posted much in the last couple of months b/c I was on bedrest and didn't get to take alot of pictures. Now I am busy with 2 boys, but I am going to try to post more. Hopefully I can start to take more pictures!

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What is your "home board" on preg.org? 2006 MOMS
How often do you lurk the photog board? ONCE A WEEK OR SO
What keeps you from posting here? I AM A PRO, BEEN SHOOTING PROFESSIONAL SINCE 1999. I AM AFRAID THAT I WILL COME OFF AS A KNOW IT ALL AND I DON'T WANT TO DO THAT BECAUSE I LOVE LOOKING AT EVERYONES WORK.

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"heathera212" wrote:

What is your "home board" on preg.org? 2006 MOMS
How often do you lurk the photog board? ONCE A WEEK OR SO
What keeps you from posting here? I AM A PRO, BEEN SHOOTING PROFESSIONAL SINCE 1999. I AM AFRAID THAT I WILL COME OFF AS A KNOW IT ALL AND I DON'T WANT TO DO THAT BECAUSE I LOVE LOOKING AT EVERYONES WORK.

That's just plain silly...there are several pro's here. Sad that there are experienced professional lurkers here who aren't sharing there knowledge with others. Sad

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I have to agree w/ Amber ... opinions from every level are appreciated here!

I think we all have something to give ... from the mom w/ her first camera to the pro of 30 years. And when we all give, we all LEARN too!

LURKERS ... come on out and play! Let's have some fun!

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What is your "home board" on preg.org? Nov06, and now I mostly post on May10

How often do you lurk the photog board? Once a week or so

What keeps you from posting here? Simply lack of time! I have a newborn, a toddler, and I work 3 days a week at a demanding job. Also 're-opening' my photography business as my complicated pregnancy/having a 31-week preemie prevented me from doing much of any photography over the last year. I'm super excited to be back at it though! Smile

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"heathera212" wrote:

What is your "home board" on preg.org? 2006 MOMS
How often do you lurk the photog board? ONCE A WEEK OR SO
What keeps you from posting here? I AM A PRO, BEEN SHOOTING PROFESSIONAL SINCE 1999. I AM AFRAID THAT I WILL COME OFF AS A KNOW IT ALL AND I DON'T WANT TO DO THAT BECAUSE I LOVE LOOKING AT EVERYONES WORK.

I feel just the oposite! I know so little that I feel that I don't have the "right" to CC on peoples photos when I can't even take my own advice! But like GiGi said, it's great practice for me to CC. I can sometimes see what's wrong and what I could do differently, I just don't know HOW to do it differently. So please feel free to CC my photos! I would LOVE to hear what you have to say! I love to hear what everyone has to say. I just want to learn and get better.

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What is your "home board" on preg.org? Dec 07 and March 10

How often do you lurk the photog board? I lurked for quite some time before I actually posted for the first time about 2 years ago. Now, I hardly have time to lurk or post at all. I'm trying to make some more time though, because I really want to learn how to shoot in manual better.

What keeps you from posting here? Life nowadays! Before I posted for the first time, I just thought that I wasn't good enough at all, and I didn't have a DSLR. I just had my reglar point and shoot, and even though I tried to figure out what settings I could change, I just felt like I didn't have a lot of control over it, or that great of an understanding. So I guess I was just too embarassed maybe? The photos weren't THAT bad when I'd go outside and take them, but they were nowhere near what I had seen on here.

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What is your "home board" on preg.org? This one was!
How often do you lurk the photog board? maybe once a month now
What keeps you from posting here? I guess I feel bad that I don't have the time to commit to this board anymore and feel silly dropping in and posting a photo or making a random comment here or there. I really enjoyed the board when we had a lot of activity - that's why I joined! Then it just died..... :confused:

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What is your "home board" on preg.org? August '08
How often do you lurk the photog board? Usually once a day...late at night Biggrin
What keeps you from posting here? My pictures are what you would consider "snap shots" nothing like all the beautiful pictures I see on here. Finally posted some very amature pictures but hope to improve Biggrin

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What is your "home board" on preg.org? August 2010 & Planning a Family Grads

How often do you lurk the photog board? I go in spurts - lately I haven't lurked much because of time, but have lurked 2-3 times a day at other points

What keeps you from posting here? Lots of reasons - I am always nervous showing people anything I have shot - I don't think I am good and I am easily intimidated by some of the stuff I see. I don't have PP skills at all even with all the tools I have at home at this point so that also stops me. I don't have children yet and worry that things I take pictures of (never really into shooting people anyway) are just odd to others and not interesting. I also don't think I am at all qualified to CC and would feel silly posting anything asking for CC when I don't feel like I would be able to give it. All that being said I LOVE photography and really do want to learn more (especially with a NB on the way) and get feedback on things I have done in the past. I guess I am just a chicken overall.

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What is your "home board" on preg.org? Way back when it was TOC, then June 2004 & Nov 08. Now I mostly lurk but would say I look here and the UK board the most
How often do you lurk the photog board? Sometimes once a month, other times a few times a day, really depends on how busy I am
What keeps you from posting here? Time constraints and confidence issues

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Jordan, I love your kitty pic! Smile

Heather, please join in!

Kerry, confidence issues? hey you are WONDERFUL at this! I always hope to see you here more! Smile

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"Amy_&_Eva" wrote:

Kerry, confidence issues? hey you are WONDERFUL at this! I always hope to see you here more! Smile

Awww, you're so sweet! I hear (and see) people say nice things about my shots, but it never seems to computer with my brain, lol! I am my own worst critic to boot Biggrin

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What is your "home board" on preg.org? Oct 08' and this one

How often do you lurk the photog board? Usually at least once a day, unless something in my life is stopping me.

What keeps you from posting here? I post when ever I see a question that I have an answer to, if it hasn't already been answered by someone else. Or CC that hasn't yet been given on a thread. Sometimes I don't give CC to posters who generally say... "well the mom loved it" in response to any CC given (if that makes sense) I will just comment on the adorable baby in the photo, rather than give CC, or not comment at all. I post for CC sometimes, but I often see a lot of problems with my own photos, so I find when I'm posting it goes like this... CC please... i see the hand chop and the colour issue on this one and the blah blah blah... :rolleyes: I think the problem is that people are 'graduating' this board instead of sticking around. I'm on ILP a lot more often but I really try to stick around here and join in sometimes, because I learned all of the basics here, and was inspired to begin with from THIS board. Smile I do wish it was the same as when I joined. I felt like I joined in, then lots of people stopped posting.

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"connorsmum" wrote:

Awww, you're so sweet! I hear (and see) people say nice things about my shots, but it never seems to computer with my brain, lol! I am my own worst critic to boot Biggrin

Kerry, your work is fantastic. It's always great to see your shares, and you are ALWAYS growing. That's one thing I've noticed about you!

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"AmberBella" wrote:

That's just plain silly...there are several pro's here. Sad that there are experienced professional lurkers here who aren't sharing there knowledge with others. Sad

Agreed!! Please don't be afraid of sounding like a know it all, I love to hear feedback, whether it's good or bad!

Wow I never knew we had soooo many lurkers! I am glad to see this thread. I hope to see more of you come out and post!