I have checked the directories and subdirectories under the data folder and all are set to 777. my site is at www.metalmeet.com/photopost
The only errors I continue to get are the ones posted above and no pictures are viewable in photopost....although they are in the data folder. I can provide you any account log on information in a pm or email if requested. I would also be intersted in just paying to get it to work if that would work better.
thanks for your help again