Dear Tom and Bob,
I just returned (as you may both know) from a terrific trip in Africa -- mostly in Botswana and South Africa, to be specific. I took over two thousand photos, and my husband took over 800. I am only just going through them now and will eventually be printing some enlargements, but I wanted to take a moment to thank you all at BCC -- but special added thanks go to Paul C and Jeremy.
Paul provided a super one-on-one lesson for me, and based upon my work schedule, was willing to meet with me before the store's regular opening hours. As always, he was knowledgeable, made me laugh, and was patient with my questions. Then, in May, Paul led a great day-trip to the Bronx Zoo where I could "practice" what I'd learned. Results were great -- but even more than that -- his efforts and my follow up gave me more confidence as I planned for my vacation.
Then, more recently, Jeremy helped by advising how best to back-up my photos and then took on the job of transferring copies from my and my husband's camera cards to a huge flash drive I'd purchased at BCC. Due to some odd happenstance, the photos' numbers changed and the means to organize them became overwhelming if not impossible for me. Jeremy then took on the daunting task to organize them by day to enable me to review and enjoy my photos. He was really accommodating to my wishes. [HUGE THANK YOU!]
In addition, while away, both Paul C and Paul B quickly responded to my email from Botswana. It was great feeling connected to you all from so far away. Both Pauls are forever supportive and helpful.
Anyway -- know that I never take you all for granted. I constantly speak your praises. You are all a huge part of my love of photography. And --- to conclude -- I have referenced the wording on your wall to many: A photo isn't a photo until it's printed.
I'll be in touch -- Enjoy your summer,