Hi, my name's Mal Chadwick. I've been interested in photography for a long time now, but have only recently had the time and money to pursue it as a serious interest. I spent a little while browsing a few photography forums, but I was attracted by this one as there seems to be a wide range of different people and photographic styles here, as well as a friendly kind of atmosphere. I'm especially keen on macro and abstract photography - I like using photographs to present everyday things on an unusual scale or from an unconventional perspective. As well as this, I love to photograph my other main hobby - rollerblading, so hopefully I'll be able to bring some subject matter that some of you might not have encountered before. Hopefully we'll be able to share some ideas and inspiration. While I'm here, I have a question: what's this site's policy on Photoshop? I know that it's enormously useful for improving photos outside of the camera, but I've come across a number of people (I guess you could call them purists) who consider photoshopping a picture as unnacceptable, and the mark of a poor photographer. I suppose the logic is that you should be able to get it right at the time. How do you guys feel about the issue?