Dear Managing Editor,
Did I do an awesome presentation or what? I mean really, at the end when that reporter said (and I am really verbatum quoting here) "Wow, so much of what you said was so obvious yet I would have never thought of it!" I knew I had done good. See? Aren't you happy that we went through with this little talk of mine? Aren't you hoping that the non professional photographers get on the photographic ball now? Did I do a stellar job of breaking it all down to understandable bite sized non threatening pieces or what? You should listen to me more often!
And, in case you weren't listening, the female non professional photographer came up to me right before we broke and said (more exact quoting) "Thank you so much. I was really nervous, but you are as cool as -insert local editor's name here- said you are. I learned a lot." Just so you know. It seems that in the adult world of small weekly newspapers, I am one of the cool people. Wow. I am cool. Who knew?
Just so you know, when I bumped into the camera phobic editor that did not come to my presentation because she had a tennis game this morning, and she was still wearing her tennis skirt 6 hours later when I saw her out and about, (ouch! salt in the wound) I might have said something along the lines of shame, missing out and stellar talk. So if she asks you about it, back me up. Okay? Then make her feel bad.
Next week let's get together, you and me, and discuss my new per-assignment fee schedule demands. Quality like this isn't cheap you know.
So the fond memories can linger for you too, because I know you will want to remember this morning forever, here is a shot of me (and my chins), your new hero(es), that the local editor took during my talk. And just so you keep this in mind too, my pad is turned to the page of photos that demonstrated the rule of thirds. See all the lines I drew on those photos? Visual aides! I rock.