Hey gang, I was rummaging through the TPF attic, and I found a post by someone asking for a little background about the Forum. Chase explained that he started the site because he knew very little about photography and wanted to get some wisdom from smarter people. So, that got me to thinking (and this may actually be a bit of a boring thread, but we'll find out), what were the paths that led y'all to this site? Here's my story. I, like the Chase of old, woke up one day with no knowledge of photography past taking snaps on vacation. But on that bright morning in late May of 2005 I decided that I wanted to get into photography. Since I have a website that allows me to have a forum on it, I thought, "Hmmm wouldn't a photography forum be great?" Then I could get all these wise people to tell me everything thing I want to know, and I'd be famous, and people would like me, and Ann Curry (mmm Ann Curry ) would interview me and I'd be rich and famous. So, I decided that a quick check of the internet would probably be wise, as there may have been one already. Well, much to my surprise, I found this here little Forum. So, I decided that Ann Curry (mmm Ann Curry ) would be able to live without interviewing me, and joined this one instead of starting my own. How about you?