Ok, so I have been toying with the idea of a thread like this for a while. A thread that would be universally and ubiquitously useful to everyone, no matter their individual capabilities. Before we begin, I would like to say I am no photographer! I have said this before, and I will say it again, I am NOT the guy you want photographing your wedding, or anything else important for that matter! With that out of the way, let's begin... This thread is intended to be a dump for anyone from the beginner (which I am), to the journey man (which I am not). Please fell free to post all the pics you like... But, be prepared to discuss them!! Tips, tricks and hints. And please... No photoshopped pics!! Really we want to focus on our cameras capabilities, not our savvy computer skills.. I will be posting some pics shortly and will attempt to discover various points about them that I am currently focused on. I have been playing with light, colors and backgrounds quite a bit lately. Some of my stoner-redneck ingenuity might be surpising to some of you, and a real head shaker to the rest! One thing I would like to get to the bottom of is what the different strategies are for trichome photography. My friend Q and I have discussed this once or twice in the past. I have even approached Subcool about it. I would love to hear everyones thoughts on it. I also might have a few tricks of my own to share Another topic I would love to discuss is symmetry. This is an extremely interesting topic that, I think, is overlooked more often than not.. Why is it even necessary to have a thread like this? There are a lot of members here and we all differ in respects to life. Politics. Geography. Hobbies. Religion. Belief in extra-terrestrials. Xbox vs. Wii.. Whatever. But there is also a common thread that binds us and brings us all together. Cannabis. Where most folk are smitten to see an obnoxious weed, we see beauty and art. This plant that we all love, cherish and respect deserves it's rightful place in the spotlight.