Thank You!

February 26, 2009 at 2:30 pm (Uncategorized)

I would like to thank Janna of LilacPOP PHOTOgraphy for featuring one of my photographs in her blog.   She is very talented herself.

Here is her blog : http://lilacpop.blogspot.com 

and her Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6765024

Here is one of her photos.  A picture after my own heart!

lilacpop-photo

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A Flowering Tree

February 25, 2009 at 12:32 am (Uncategorized)

Growing up in Virginia, we had a beautiful Dogwood trees in our front yard.  I loved every spring when it would bloom.  I feel like they are one of the most beautiful trees and one of the most beautiful flowers as well (and its Virginia’s State Flower).
Dogwood trees remind me of my childhood and have special place in my heart.  They make me think back to the beautiful tree in our yard and remind me of all the time I spent playing around that tree and smelling the flowers. 
I just created this photo of a Dogwood flower.  Its in honor of my youth!

Dogwood In The Sky

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I Love Sales!

February 22, 2009 at 1:31 am (Uncategorized)

There is nothing better than a sale!  I’m a huge fans of shopping the sales rack.   So, in honor of that:

I currently have Free Shipping on all orders at my Etsy store.    

Also, if you mention this blog in the message from buyer section as you are checking out, I will give you 15% off your order!  Please wait for me to send you a revised invoice before you pay.

www.ameliakayphotography.etsy.com

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MMM, Wine!

February 20, 2009 at 8:11 pm (Uncategorized)

This past week, my sister-in-law, Michelle, asked me if I happen to have any pictures of wine bottles.  She is wanting to hang some in her kitchen.  At the time,  did not.  But, she gave me a great chance to take pictures of something other than flowers.   I love wine too, so I was more than willing to undertake this project.

My mission was to find the prettiest label.  I wanted something that looked old and rustic and something that would photograph well.  I found a beautiful French wine that was exactly what I was looking for.   

I used my 24-70 f/2.8L lens for most of these except the last picture.  In that picture, I used my 60mm Macro lens.  By far, these are my two favorite lenses.  Aside from user error, they always give me beautiful shots!

This first one is a shot of the red wine bottle, a glass of red wine and the cork:

Looking down on the bottles and wine:

Oh, how I want to go to France one day. 

I love how simple this picture is.  In my opinion, it was too simple and the color was too beautiful to add a texture to. 

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All In A Good Week

February 13, 2009 at 10:22 pm (Uncategorized)

This past week I was contacted by a Professional Printing lab that I use from time to time called ColorInc.  They asked if they could feature one of my pictures as an Employee Picture of the Week.   I was flattered and said Yes!

At the moment, I am featured on the company blog and will be featured on their Facebook page as well.

Also, last week, I was contacted by an Art Gallery in downtown Denver.  They found me through my Etsysite.  Over the weekend, we made arrangements for me to do a showing in April and May, so long as there is wall space available.  If April and May go well, I’d like to remain at the art gallery for a few more months.

The details of the Art Gallery showing will be worked out in Mid-March, but I will be sure to keep this blog updated on the details.   So, please come on down and see my work when my showing is going on.

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A Little About Me:

February 11, 2009 at 12:10 am (Uncategorized)

I was born and raised in beautiful Virginia.  Several years ago, my husband and I moved to Colorado and we love it.   We are hug fans of the outdoors and this is a great place to be outdoors year around.  The hiking and camping is amazing and the Mountains are just beautiful.  We are the proud parents of two young children, both of whom are growing up way to fast.

I have loved photography since I was a child.  My dad helped me to buy my first 35mm SLR camera when I was in high school.  I was on the high school yearbook staff, so I used my camera for that.  I also used to travel a lot during the summers and my camera came with me. I loved taking pictures of the old buildings and rolling hills of Europe.  I still love that camera even though I haven’t used it in years.

I took a photography break for several years.  Not sure why.  Might have been because college, and life in general got in the way. But, once I had kids, my passion for photography returned full force.  In 2006, my husband surprised me by buying me a Canon DSLR for Christmas.  For about the first year, I just used the camera on auto.  A trip to the beach in California made me realize that I can’t rely on auto to get the pictures I wanted.  It was a very sunny day, and our sons first trip to the beach…a moment I wanted to capture…but all of my pictures came out black.   It was from that moment on that I started to teach myself photography.

I read a few books and joined some chat boards.  I learned a good bit from both.  For Christmas of  2007 my dad bought me a new lens and some editing software.  My desire for new lenses only grew from there.   My poor husband, because good lenses are not cheap!

For Mother’s Day last year, my husband gave me a Macro lens.  From that moment on, my passion for fine art photography was born.   Since then I learned what kind of fine art photography I enjoyed and I learned how to edit my pictures to produce what you see now.  I’m attracted to the warmth provided by the texture, am drawn by the painting-like quality of the photograph.

I hope you enjoy the flowers as much as I do. Soon, I’ll expand my photography beyond flowers, and I look forward to taking you with me on that artistic and exploratory journey.

The picture below is one I took over the summer of one of the many large dandelions that grow here in Colorado.

 

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Moved

February 8, 2009 at 2:44 am (Uncategorized)

This has moved over to wordpress

http://www.ameliakayphotography.wordpress.com

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A New Blog To Go With A New Business

February 7, 2009 at 3:25 am (Uncategorized)

Just this past week, I have started up a Fine Art Photography business called Amelia Kay Photography. I am very excited about this new adventure in my life.

I have loved photography pretty much all my life. As a kid, I used to want to be a photographer for National Geographic. That dream didn’t come true (well, not yet at least!), but starting up my own photography business is still realizing a dream.

Over this past year, I realized I am more of a fine art photographer rather than a portrait photographer. I found myself really loving taking pictures of flowers and then turning those pictures in to art. I love to use textures! Just love textures. I feel like they give a whole new depth and warmth to the pictures. I also love black and white photography and/or giving my pictures an antique look.
Currently I am selling on Etsy. Soon, there will be a web site to go along with that. I also hope to expand beyond the Internet (I am going into downtown Denver to check out an Art Gallery that contacted me about doing a show!!)

My current store is located at http://www.ameliakayphotography.etsy.com/ . But, keep an eye out on http://www.ameliakayphotography.com/ . At the moment, it will take you to my Etsy shop.

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A New Blog To Go With A New Business

February 7, 2009 at 3:25 am (Uncategorized)

Just this past week, I have started up a Fine Art Photography business called Amelia Kay Photography. I am very excited about this new adventure in my life.

I have loved photography pretty much all my life. As a kid, I used to want to be a photographer for National Geographic. That dream didn’t come true (well, not yet at least!), but starting up my own photography business is still realizing a dream.

Over this past year, I realized I am more of a fine art photographer rather than a portrait photographer. I found myself really loving taking pictures of flowers and then turning those pictures in to art. I love to use textures! Just love textures. I feel like they give a whole new depth and warmth to the pictures. I also love black and white photography and/or giving my pictures an antique look.
Currently I am selling on Etsy. Soon, there will be a web site to go along with that. I also hope to expand beyond the Internet (I am going into downtown Denver to check out an Art Gallery that contacted me about doing a show!!)

My current store is located at http://www.ameliakayphotography.etsy.com/ . But, keep an eye out on http://www.ameliakayphotography.com/ . At the moment, it will take you to my Etsy shop.

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