Beginning & Intermediate Imging Forum Rules
Welcome to Beginning and Intermediate Imaging (B&II). This forum is a friendly and lively place to share your images and discuss all things related to imaging. There are specific forums elsewhere for DSLR imaging, CCD imaging, Solar System Imaging, and Electronic Assisted Astronomy; this forum is for deep space objects (DSOs - anything outside our solar system) and a good place for beginners to start out.
Please respect the Terms of Service, especially the first part: Play nice, share, be polite & honest, and respect other members. There is a limit to how large your images can be for posting - the total post must be less than 500kb (whether embedding images or uploading them). Please, no personal attacks against other members and this is not the place to discuss politics.
There is a special challenge in B&II because of its wide open nature. We have members posting with a variety of equipment and experience levels. Please make sure you understand what is being asked before answering, and try to keep your answer to the level of the person asking the question. If you are asking the question, and seek something in particular, be clear about what you want. The more you clarify what you are asking, the easier it is to respond. If you are responding to a post, please stay on topic; if a post inspires a thought, start a new thread. Also, when responding to a post, state your opinion once and then let it stand on its own merit. Do not engage in a debate over opinions.
There are moderators assigned to all forum here. Several of the moderators for B&II are imagers as well. They try to take care and make clear when they are posting as members and when they are posting as a moderator. If there is a doubt or question, please ask. The moderators are here to help with questions and make sure the ToS are followed. Please do not argue with the moderators in public. It is a violation of ToS and will not help you any. If you have a concern, send a private note and discuss things there.
Please review the "Best Threads in Beginning and Intermediate Imaging" Post on the 1st page. Topics there include the Image Challenge Library, various threads on technique and a thread noting members who are especially helpful to others. There is a monthly imaging challenge - feel free to post your work, it is open to everyone.