Well …. sort of.
A few weeks ago I was delighted to learn that the Chamber of Commerce had chosen one of the photos I’d submitted to be published in their annual brochure (which is the nicest one in the area). Mary DeVries (executive director of the Chamber) contacted me and had me sign a release so the photo could be used; she also noted that I had titled the photo “Winter Harbor by Boat”, but asked if they could change it simply to “Wolfeboro Bay.” I think she was amused when I said she could call it anything she wanted.
A copy of the brochure arrived in the mail today, personally addressed to me, with a nice letter thanking me for the photo. My photo, however (which is a personal favorite of mine) had been cropped a little.
Okay, it’s been cropped a LOT.
Actually I think they just wanted a background for some text, but on the other hand it IS on page 1. And I DID get credit for it.
(In 2-point type.)
Am I complaining? No. So what if it doesn’t look exactly like I thought it would? My name is in the brochure (twice, actually) as a photo credit, and there is always next year to try to get an entire photo in.
It’s a start!