The forums formerly known as the Rob Galbraith Professional Digital Photography Forums have been taken over by the owners of the Digital Wedding Review web site.
The former Galbraith Forum URL re-directs to www.prophotocommunity.com.
From the new web site:
Welcome to the new home of the Rob Galbraith forums on the web!
The new forums require a $25 annual subscription for full viewing and posting access.
You must have a regular registration to be able to subscribe.
Once you login with your regular registration you will see the “Subscription Area” in the upper right of the menu bar.
There remains 4 free public forums;
Pro – Student Meeting Place
For discussion of the art and business of photography by both professional photographers and aspiring students of the craft. Pose questions to working pros, request help with college photography assignments and more.
For discussion of the use of the image browser Photo Mechanic in a professional digital photographer’s workflow.
The Trading Post
For the listing of photography equipment for sale. Only the photographer selling the equipment may post here, and only the personal equipment of the photographer may be listed. The responsibility for the successful completion of a transaction commenced from a listing here is entirely the responsibility of the buyer and the seller.
For the announcement of new digital photography equipment and software by the vendors themselves. Announce new software, software updates and digital photography gear for the professional photographer.
Posting to these forums seem to require user registration.
According to a post on Michael Reichmann’s Luminous Landscape Forums (where a number of former RG Forum members have discussed the closing and then re-opening), former RG Forum members who were banned have been invited back and even one former banned members is now a moderator. (see the post in the Medium Format Digital Backs and Photography forum at Luminious Landscape) although several former RG Forum members are trying to get their old RG Forum posts deleted from the archive.