Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Does this make me a professional?

My photography has always been a hobby.

But this week I broke out of my old hobby and landed my feet squarely into the world of office art!

Community Education Art

That's right, WWers, photos I snapped... er, excuse me, composed (I am a professional now, damnit!) of the 2010 and 2011 Flights of Fancy kite festival are now proudly hanging in the Community Education office at MCC-Longview.

I was worried the photos, while they look cool on the computer screen, would end up looking like big colorful piles of shit once they were blow up to the landscape proportions we wanted in the office.

Community Education Art

"This photo looked really good on the website, why does it now look like roasted roadkill stapled to the wall?!" Yeesh... that would be a mood killer every time someone walked into the office.

You can find the online versions of these photos here, here and here.

And let's not even talk about my abysmal abilities when it comes to Photoshop to fix or alter some of these photos. The most I ever learned from that program was how to make the photo black and white and how to lighten it enough to run newspaper photos on a printer that was as old as dirt.

So swing by the MCC-Longview Community Education office and say 'Hi' as you meander through the new photo exhibit. I am planning, at a later date, an artist appreciation reception with boxed wine and Kraft Singles Cheese...

...I mean, I might be a professional now, but it does not mean I have to give up the finer things in life.

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