Started by John, June 21, 2006, 03:47:15 PM
Quote from: corpusdei on January 26, 2012, 05:47:32 PMWhy am I here? I gotta say, when I started in on that very first test image, I was asking myself that same question, and I've been mulling it over since. It can be frustrating, tiresome, at times it seems difficult to near downright impossible, and a week's worth of work for one picture can seem like an awful lot of effort for not a lot of return. So why do it? I'm doing this ... well, because I can, really. It seems a simplistic answer, but that's the long and short of it. I'd like to say that it's because of the challenge, and always learning something new. That's the reason I started fiddling with PS in the first place (and GIMP, and PSP, and Paint.NET and who knows how many others), putting in entries for photoshop contests on fark, and though I put out a lot of bleh (http://bit.ly/AEoSU1), I kept at it because I wanted to make things that were somewhat less bleh (http://bit.ly/zLjFNP). That was the challenge.This, though? I'm doing this because I can. I'm just a glorified amateur, and nowhere close to being in the league of some of the folks here, but I figure I still do a passable job of it (I hope - I'm still waiting on the QC folks to swoop down on me ;) ). But the point is - I can do it. And more important, crucial in fact, this is an opportunity for me to take what skill I have and do more than head swaps and image gags - it's a chance to help, it's a chance to reach out, take someones hurt away and return some happiness in its place. It's a chance to leave the world a little better than I found it, even if I'm only able to do it one picture at a time.
Quote from: Pat on January 26, 2012, 03:58:23 PMLarry you have a real heart for the work we do here at OPR. I love the enthusiasm and spirit you've shown while tackling your first photo – the makings of a great OPR volunteer. You'll be amazed how fast your skills will grow. Welcome to the family.
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