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Deborah Liperote
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/8/2006


This is not a question but a statement.
I just got done reading Kristi Eckberg's question to Debby (Attention Debby Tabb I need your help) and I just have to say to you Debby, how very supportive, polite and generous you are with helping people.
I always take the time to read threads that you comment on because I know I'm gonna learn something and I appreciate how you never put anyone down for their question. And even though your so busy you will still encourage people to contact you personally to give further assistance. You seemed to be a genuinly nice person.

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5/3/2006 1:51:09 PM

On3 Photography
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/15/2006
  I'll second that! -- I was thinking of posting this exact message, so thanks for beating me to it, Deborah!

Sometimes I read a thread and I think, "Where's Debby? I want to know what Debby thinks about this" because I've come to trust her advice and she doesn't make you feel like you're an idiot just because you're trying to learn.

After being a fly on the wall of the Studio Lighting thread since I joined BP, I felt like I "knew" Debby even though she had no clue I existed (does that qualify as some kind of stalker?! ha!) So when I decided to get new lights for my home studio, the obvious thing to do was to email Debby for help.

That same day, she called me and treated me like I was an old friend, spending 90 minutes on the phone with me, getting to know what I like to do and helping me pick out the best product that I could afford. She is funny, engaging, and sincere. On top of that, she placed the order for me the next morning and got them to me in record time!

Debby Tabb is one of those rare individuals who has "made it" in photography, yet her greatest joy and reward comes from seeing her "pupils" succeed, no matter how small the accomplishment. Ask her anything -- she'll tell ya how to do it AND give you the confidence to do it and do it well. Thanks again, Debby! I appreciate you!!! - Laura

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5/3/2006 3:56:52 PM

Sharon  Day
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/27/2004
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  I totally agree! I'm glad she's here in case I ever need her :)!

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5/3/2006 5:45:31 PM


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  I have to admit, she does have good advice. One heck of a sense of humor, too.

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5/3/2006 9:50:16 PM

Robyn Gwilt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/15/2005
  I agree, although I don't have bucks or space for studio lighting - I often 'lurk' on her threads :) I've also had other info and tips from her, and also enjoy her sense of humour and sharp wit. Debby, I actually don't know where you find time to have a business, run a home, be a wife, mother, lover etc AND spend so much time on BP - let us know the secret.

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5/3/2006 10:21:17 PM

Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
  Oh my goodness,
I am so over whelmed! You guys have me cring.
How do I tell you what you have done for me on this day.........
I am on my way to bed, my flight is at 6:20 am but I wanted to check in on some things and saw this post.
Today you will never know how much they mean.
Though, you must know- I get so very much from all of you!
Thats how I have the energy Robyn,
I love my work and more then that , I love watching others get "turned on" by light and posing, then watching you all make a business that adds to your families. Wow thats just icing on this beautiful layer cake we all have here.
Deborah L., Thank you for such a sweet post, you and everyone of you have really helped me through a hard day.
Please know you have my graditude as well for all the happiness you bring me and for allowing me to take a part in some of your successes.
I wish you all sweet dreams.

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5/3/2006 11:44:56 PM


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  Oh Debby, quit being so modest.

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5/4/2006 7:24:55 AM

Samuel Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/21/2004
  i din't know people still did cringing?
ah to affiliate?but I would say yes.nice to know you debby.
the old I would like to share my knowledge in such an unselfish manner.thought that was gone.
I am proud to know you.i never saw an I in your posts.never a me?
so I jest,but with pride to have known the likes.
few and far between.
goes way beyond photography.
congratulations debby on being a person.
hence the kudos.
please don't change?
i should add a disclaimer?
ok,subject to change without notice.
i just agree,sam

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5/5/2006 6:50:08 PM

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