It appears to me recently through off-line correspondence that we have quite a few of our PN memebers not living in the US. While this is no surprise to me, what is curious is some of the members are from very far and remote corners of the world. This also explains why the forum seems to go on 24/7. It also darned on me that some of us are professional photogs, some semi-pro and others, of course hobbyist. I am very interested in about who are the professionals, because your experience and comments are very important. So can I ask the questions : What is your place of domicile for the last 3-6 months? Please don't tell me/us about your nationality, this is FBI, CIA and INS's dept., it's none of my business. Secondly, please qualify that by a simple : Pro, semi-pro and fun/amateur/what have you. For those of us in the US, it would be nice if you can tell us your state, so that we have some reference of time of where you are posting. Reason for that is sometimes I sent a reply to another member, and I didn't get an answer right-a-way, I got disappointed. However, if I knew this person should be sound asleep at those wee hours, I shouldn't expect any reply. Fair enough? Since I asked the questions, I'll go first : Sandy Shore, California, hopeless amateur. Waiting for yours..... PS : My definition of a professional photog = You got paid for your work, even if it's one dollar. An amateur = Like me, where I have to buy a six pack to bribe my friends to look at my pix. Your definitions are yours.