Hey Tobyn, in reguards to your posting a picture on the site question, just sing up on the Photobucket site, and upload your pictures on there.
Once you ahve your pictures hosted there, they will give you a few different links to choose from depending on where you're posting them. Copy the link, and paste it in the message body on the forum and the picture will pop up when viewed on the site.
THe first time might be a little trial and error, but it becomes very fast and easy after about the third time
Good Luck, cant wait to see some of your shots