Well last night I was thinking which we all know is a really dangerous thing. But the thought of Halloween came up and I remembered 2 years ago Andy, Jack and I started planning and creating this forum. If I look at the days we actually signed on it was October 28 2007. But we worked on it for 3 weeks or so pretty much night and day before that so really the actually birth is today and the Grand opening was October 28 2007. So I am calling this day our actually Birth Day. As some of you know Andy is our real backbone to the site and is our IT professional and hosts this site and without his generous contribution this all may not be possible. Obviously we all know who Jack is to this site part owner, workshop instructor and MY best friend. Also we want to recognize our hard working moderators who not only help run the place but are friends, workshop attendees and some are instructors as well. Terry Banet, Jim Collum, Bob Freund and Mike Hatam.
Most of all we want to thank YOU our members for two years of being our friends in the industry we all love so much and today we celebrate over 3500 members but not by shear numbers but by the quality of our members. FYI you all rank as high to comparable forums in posts made, threads started and viewing stats in the industry and we only have been here for 2 years . Bottom line you are knocking them out folks with all your participation and living up to the GetDPI Mantra
"A place to exchange ideas, techniques, experiences AND images,
where the discussions are fun, respectful and geared toward the goal of
helping each other improve all aspects of our photography."
Also some GetDPI members have also participated in our highly successful workshops and this Oregon workshop coming up in 2 weeks marks our 8th workshop. Jack and I just absolutely love putting this on and for me personally one of my biggest joys in life is being part of it. Also want to thank our commercial venders that are here to not only present there products but also to help our members. Also a special thanks to Capture Integration and Leica for always supplying demo's and personal to workshops to help support our efforts.
So a BIG " Thank You" to all of that support GetDPI