Hello, one and all!
David has asked me to be the moderator of this forum, which I consider to be both an honor and a privilege. I suppose it's standard for an introductory post to outline the kinds of topics that are appropriate -- topics like lighting, lenses, technique, approaching people, getting relaxed expressions... you know, stuff like that.
But I'm not going to do that. It's arbitrarily limiting. I believe that even tangentially-related topics should be fair game. The only topics we should shy away from, then, are the ones with no correct answers, like "Is it ethical to take candids of strangers for either personal or commercial purposes?", or rude answers to insulting questions like "Gee, those are great pictures... What kind of camera do you have?"
Okay, enough of me typing. Here's a gratuitous person photo to get things started:
This image was taken with existing light by an open tent door, underexposed by 2/3 stop, handheld at 1/10th of a second (thank goodness for Anti-Shake / SSS!)