Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Our Newest Photographer Is Francisco Moreno

Below he will tell us about himself, his photography, and we will have links to his work, as well as to his store on Zazzle:

My name is Francisco. I have unique and original photographs and artwork from plants like cacti and succulents. I travel to various regions and photograph interesting subjects of nature, landscape, plants and places of interest.

I enjoy capturing the natural beauty of plants and places in photographs. I particularly love the wide variety of colors and shapes of succulent plants, these little plants are a passion to me and I have a good collection of them.

Also I’m interested in other topics like extreme sports, rock climbing and falconry.

Traveling into many places has given me the opportunity to capture places, and moments plentiful of life.

Below are three of his fotos, showing these plants:

Friday, December 10, 2010

Our Newest Photographer Is Mark Tisdale of Atlanta

The following is what he has to say about himself, and his work:

Photography has gradually become my life. I first got interested in photography after traveling abroad for the first time in 2004. I got a lot of nice feedback on my travel snaps. Whether it was warranted or not, it got me interested in photography as more than just point and shoot happy snaps. I started trying to learn more and pretty soon advanced to my first d SLR. I've taken one class, an intro for the basics, but everything else has been self taught.

A year ago, I left a stable job that had passed unfulfilling and was headed into parts unknown on the scale of human dissatisfaction. Insane to do in this economy,but I sold my house and have gotten a little additional traveling in and continue to work at making photography and to some degree travel my life.

Below are some of his photos with links to those products in Zazzle:

Follow him on his blog for up to date information, and very beautiful photos!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Our Newest Photographer Is Catherine Lilbit Devine From Rincon Creek Studios

Below she will tells us about herself and her work:

I started my love affair with image capturing when I was a sophomore in High School.  I was given a small 35mm camera and black & white film by the photography teacher.  My assignment was to go about my daily routine for the next two weeks and capture photos as I went.  At the end of the two weeks, I had to develop the photos in the darkroom and create a portfolio of my images.  My photography teacher used my portfolio as an example of "creative, professional" work and submitted them into a photography competition.

That was 32 years ago . I have since moved on to digital photography.  I use an Olympus EV500 currently, as my Nikon D300 and all of its lenses were stolen.  I also have a Nikon Coolpix 8800, which I use as a back-up.  Its old but it does quite well in a pinch.

I have traveled extensively throughout Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and the Southwestern United States capturing slices of time, landscape, people, culture and traditions. I also do location photography for Family portraits and special events.

I consider myself to be a semi-professional photographer, as it isn't my main source of income...yet.

Below are three of her photographs with embedded links to  product in her Zazzle Store:


Friday, July 16, 2010

Our Newest Photographer Is Shannon, From Washington

 Below she wil tell us about herself, and her work:

I am a beginning photographer, and a very fun loving person.  I really appreciate beauty in nature around me, especially flowers.  I started to really take time in pictures whenever I would be less motivated to work on my Graphic Designs for my Zazzle store. 
To me, photography is another outlet for my artistic side when I want to use a different medium.  For about 3 years, I have been experimenting with photography and editing my photos. I absolutely love to capture nature at its finest and, sometimes, most random.  I also enjoy getting the detail and color of the subject at its most vibrant.
I also like to take  photos of animals, landscapes and various still life subjects.  I shoot with a Nikon D3000, and sometimes "Digitally Manipulate" my photos, so that they look completely different.

Below are 3 of her photos, with embedded links to her product:




Monday, July 12, 2010

Our Next Photographer Is Shari Britt, Little Wing Design in North Carolina

Below she will tell us about her work, and herself:

I'm an avid newbie photographer from North Carolina who began taking photos in the garden and still do take most of my pictures there.  I use a Nikon d70s mostly with an occasional shoot using my hubbies d90. Having been an obsessed gardener for many years prior to picking up photography has afforded me the luxury of a wide variety of subjects outside my backdoor from flora to fauna.

I go back and forth between photography and learning how to use graphics software to create designs for my Zazzle store.

My biggest interest in recent years has been gardening.  I became active in both Garden Web's regional forum and Dave's Garden which was responsible for a love affair with day lilies.  I haven't had much time for those lately though.
I have a full time desk job at an auto dealership, a husband and 2 very spoiled Pomeranian’s.

Below are 3 of her favorite photos, with embedded links to her Zazzle product page:

Friday, July 9, 2010

Our Newest Photographer Is Cheri From Texas

Below she will tell us about herself, Zazzle, and her Photography:

My name is Cheri and I'm originally from northeastern Washington. I've lived in Oregon., California,Kansas.,and now live in Texas. I have been married for almost 29 yrs. I have 4 children and 4 grandchildren. We've done a lot of traveling, so I've really enjoyed using my camera in many different places.
I don't have a very fancy camera, but it's been my buddy for about 7 yrs. now. It's a Nikon Cool Pix 8700.
I enjoy photographing scenery, people, flowers and anything eccentric or interesting. I have only been on Zazzle for about 4 months. What I love most about it is the fact that I can create and not have the has
sle of buying materials and packaging. I also enjoy browsing other peoples artwork. There's a lot of great talent on Zazzle.
Scenery photography is my 1st hobby,and my other hobby would have to be hiking. Love hiking the Sierra Nevada’s,and Palo Duro Canyon.

Below are 3 of her favorite photos:

Monday, July 5, 2010

Our Next Photographer Is Jodi Scyphers From Idaho

Below she will tell us about herself and her photography:

My name is Jodi Scyphers, I am married, a graphic designer and photograper in the daytime and I live in Lewiston Idaho. I am new to Zazzle and am still in the process of setting up my store, but please take a look, and let me know what you think.

I have lived in Idaho my entire life. For the past 15 years I have worked as a whitewater rafting guide during the summer. Besides being able to take action and scenery shots, I found that I really enjoyed taking candid photos of my guests when they had no idea that the moment was being captured. They enjoyed the pictures that were true to the experience and not staged to make the 'perfect portrait.

As my new found interest grew, so did my bill at the local store specializing in cameras and custom developing. To help support my hobby I took a part time position in their photo lab. For 10 years I printed photos on a Konica Nice Print system, and did custom enlargements {which I loved doing} in the darkroom. I loved being able to see the wide variety of images that came through the lab each day. During that time I developed a strong opinion of what I believe makes a good image and what does not. So many of the pictures that I printed over the years seemed so busy and full of clutter, I think there is an art to knowing when less is more.

Below are three of her photos with links to bigger photos:





Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Our Newest Photographer Is Claire Shearer From Scotland

Below, Claire  will tell us about her work:

Hi there, my name is Claire and I'm from bonny Scotland! I have been into photography for a couple of years and over that time I have got more and more into it. I love landscape, still life and floral photography. I spend a lot of my spare time traveling to scenic spots to take photos and my last holiday was a photography trip to the beautiful Isle of Skye.

I have been on Zazzle for 6 months and the last couple of months things have really been going well here. I'm am truly a Zazzle addict!! I get a huge buzz when I sell products and the biggest buzz comes when I sell my landscape prints as they are what I'm most proud of.
I recently bought my first DSLR a Sony A300 and I’m loving the creative possibilities it allows. My other equipment: Tamron 17-50mm f2.8, Tamron 90mm f2.8, Sony 55-200 f4.5-5.6, A selection of ND Cokin P filters, and Hoya Polarizer. I absolutely love landscape photography especially up in the Highlands of Scotland and also enjoy taking abstract macros in the comfort of my home. I’m truly hooked on photography and hopefully this is only the beginning. 

I love the instant result you get with a digital camera, I was good at art,but often I didn’t have the patience for taking days to complete one piece of work. Since then I have thrown myself into photography and become more passionate about it as time has gone by. I love the creative possibilities that are opened up with an SLR and have become interested in several areas of photography. My favorite type is fine art landscape photography, I especially love long exposure shots that show movement in some way. I am based in Livingston, West Lothian which means several good photographic locations are within easy reach and the dramatic Highlands are within a 2 hr drive. Taking photographs around Scotland has really opened my eyes to the beauty of the country and I feel lucky to live here.

I am constantly searching for the rare moments when perfect light brings a photograph to life. I have set goals to always improve and become a better photographer. I personally think the learning curve is endless and this is only the beginning, it’s exciting to think about what the future may hold in store.

Thanks for viewing my work and please feel free to contact me with your comments, they will be greatly appreciated. 

Following are 3 of her fotos with links to that product: 




Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Our Latest Photographer Is St. David 2nd From North West London, U.K.

Below he will tell us a bit about himself, and his work:

St David 2nd is my retirement project, after I was forced to take early retirement due to ill health a couple of years ago. I have long had an interest in photography (had a nice Pentax SLR, did my own developing etc), but limited time in which to pursue it up until now. However in the year following my retirement I picked up some of the threads again, entered a couple of my photos into an exhibition with a local society and tried my hand at printing photographic greetings cards at home. These proved to be popular with family and friends, and so I decided to upload some of my designs onto an internet site.

To date I've got about 80 designs uploaded making around 120 products, with many more in the pipeline. I work with digital photography and enjoy the effects that can be achieved by digital editing, and around 50% of my work comprises "manipulated" prints rather than traditional photographs.

The Zazzle community seems really friendly and I have had some helpful tips to get around the software and set up a store. I also appreciate opportunities like this and hope I will soon be able to offer to promote other people's stuff.

At the moment I'm using a fairly modest Kodak Z915 to see how the project goes before investing in something more expensive, but it has 10mP and a 10x zoom so it's fairly versatile and I'm pleased with some of the results as I hope the selection of posters below show.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Our Newest Photographer Is Kimberly Tilley of Developing Nature

She describes herself and her photographic passions:

I am a wildlife and nature photographer. I am currently living in NH, but my husband's job does not allow us to stay in one location too long, so we won't be here that long. But I plan to photograph as much of New England as I can. I work with both film and digital cameras. I have an old Polaroid camera, a newer Polaroid camera, a Kodak Dualflex, Nikon SLR, Pentax DSLR and a Pentax point & shoot.

I have been a serious student of photography since 2002. I am a former student of New York Institute of Photography. And I have been selling online since 2003. My Zazzle shop has been open since September 2009, and I have had many great sales. I am happy with Zazzle; they make selling easy, and they include eco-friendly products to sell my artwork on, such as the recycled magnets and organic t-shirts.

Below are three of her favorite fotos on her product:

Thursday, June 24, 2010

From Serbia, Is Professional Photographer Vladimir Kiš

He describes himself as follows:

I am a self-taught photographer. I graduated from Graphic Design High School in
Belgrade, Serbia. I work professionally as a photographer for an international company, but , enjoy traveling and photographing scenes from life more.

I own a Nikon system for professional work, and use a Canon for casual shoots, and I only work on Macs. I co-own Vladimir Victoria Studios with my wife, and have done commercial, fashion, and fine art photography projects.

I dream of collecting Leica cameras, traveling and taking photographs around the world. Also, I am currently expanding a line of healthy, quality, organic products and am a passionate advocate of a sustainable redesign of our current culture.

My shop at Zazzle.     My Fotos below:


This last image, entitled "Forbidden Thoughts", was chosen by Venice International Photography for a feature exhibit on Eastern Europe, and was a top finalist for said competition.


Our Latest Photographer Is Stacie Lee

She describes herself as follows:

I'm a freelancing artist,writer and photographer. I enjoy creating new designs and using my photography on products.

I live in the lake Cumberland Kentucky region. Most of my photography is nature based and I am moving into abstract and graphic design. I use non-professional camera, a Sony Cybershot dsc-H10 most of the time and great editing software. I like to find the natural beauty in everyday items...

My favorite genres are outdoors in woods, near lakes, or simply the sky.

Other interests of mine are macro views of jewelry, flowers, and old buildings.

I have been a photographer most of my life and became more serious in the last
six years.

My personal interests are: photography, writing, painting cats, travel, and my artistic
interests are: acrylic abstract paintings,digital art.

I have a photography website;StacieleePhotography , and my shop on Zazzle, New2You.

Some of her Fotos with embedded link to the product for the foto: 



Monday, June 14, 2010

Our Next Photographer Is Jade

She describes herself as follows:
I live in Arkansas and I would have to say I dabble in nature, product and still life photography.  Basically if something catches my eye, I'll photograph it.  I attend college now studying photograhy and employ the techniques I've learned thus far, rule of thirds and such.  Using my Nikon D40 I've captured the following shots I've included here.  Some of which I've used for final projects and scored A's on.

This is My Shop.

Following are some of her clickable photos, that will take you to a larger photo:


Friday, June 11, 2010

Our Next Photographer Is Patricia

She describes herself and her work, as follows:
I've been fortunate to live in the very beautiful and scenic province of Newfoundland, Canada. As an island, we're surrounded by water, and like many Newfoundlanders, I'm drawn to the magnificent power and beauty of the ocean. Many of my photographs will feature water of some kind as a result. However, we also have some interesting wildlife and fauna as well, so pretty much any aspect of nature fascinates me. I've used a variety of cameras, mostly Kodaks, but all are simple point and shoot. It's the splendour of my surroundings that creates the visual appeal.

I was so excited to discover the opportunity to share my photos through Zazzle, and hopefully introduce a little piece of "The Rock" to the world. There are still many who don't know where Newfoundland is - but most who have been here long to come back.

My interests include photography, nature, animals, and I'm particularly drawn to the water. I'm also very active with my professional association - the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP).

Artistic Interests: I love to capture that unique shot or unexpected perspective for a scene.

My Store


Our Next Photographer, Teresa Is From Tennessee

She Describes Herself Here:

I love photography - especially landscape photography! I have been taking pictures since the age of about 10 on an old Brownie camera. I have also learned to shoot pretty good from the back of a moving motorcycle. I love traveling and seeing new places and shooting photo’s – our national parks and monuments are my favorites! I’ve also been to Ireland to shoot as well and I am so excited about my summer trip to some national parks and monuments I haven’t seen yet. New photo’s for my shops! I currently shoot with a D300 and a 18-200 mm VR lens(the lens I use most).  I also have a point and shoot too for when I can't carry my camera.  I love designing and coming up with new ideas.

I enjoy an active lifestyle. I love weight training, running and hiking. I have completed one full marathon, 4 half marathons, a small triathlon, hiked Mt. Charleston with a 50 pound pack and hiked more than half of the 900 miles of trails in the smoky mountains.

I have been at Zazzle since August 2008.   My Zazzle Store


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Our Next Professional Photographer Is Rebecca Brittain

This is how she describes herself, and her work:
I grew up here in Pinellas County, and got into photography while attending Largo High School.

I love to photograph animals (and people!) and currently photograph the adoptable dogs for the Humane Society of Pinellas. I love helping getting these dogs adopted through my photography!

I currently live in Clearwater with my husband Richard, Golden Retrievers Tucker and Darby, three tortoises and turtles, two cats, plus saltwater and freshwater fish.

I am a pet portrait specialist, but I do shoot many different subjects for my zazzle and personal images.

I use a Nikon D90, few different lenses. Most of my stuff is straight, but I do like to play with Photoshop for various effects if it suits the image.

I've been on Zazzle for over a year, and really love getting new ideas for a shot that sell...like the drumsticks business cards I just sold in Zazzle.

I like to shoot around my town, like these vintage suitcases at a local park:

I also have 3 turtles, like to shoot them, one example here:


Our Next Photographer is Juliana RW

She decribes herself here:

I live in the Noord Holland, Netherlands  I am amateur photographer, I use Nikon D60. I am in Zazzle since December 2008.

I like to make photos of nature,landscape,macro shots, flowers and animals.   I am married, and the Mother of 1 Son.  I like blogging, and digital scrapbooking.  Her Zazzle Shop.

Her favorite photos with a link to her product pages: