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: