Samantha has an amazing Photography shop on Etsy. Her photos are so clear and the subjects just amazing!
How did you decide on your shop name? Why did you start your business?
I haven't thought of a shop name yet. My husband and I keep brainstorming, but nothing seems to fit yet. But, I started up the shop because a lot of people love my photography and I would love to share with everyone else. I hope to get some good photographs from all over the world. Plus, my husband will be going to Iraq soon, so I need a hobby to keep myself sane.
When did you start doing photography?
I always loved photography over any other form of art. Even since I was little I loved taking pictures. But, I really started getting into it my junior year of high school. I took a photography class and had this really old beat up film camera. But, I loved developing the film and then exposing the pictures. I really felt like I made the picture and worked hard to get the art I created. Now I have a digital camera, which takes some of the fun and work out of it, but I am able to get a lot better quality pictures and I don't have to worry about accidentally getting water in my film while I am developing or not quite getting the right shot.
What's your favorite subject to photograph?
I love taking photographs of things in nature. Things that if someone drove by, they probably would take for granted and not even notice. Some of the locations where I took my pictures, I have driven by multiple times and never really noticed how gorgeous it actually was. And of course, I also love taking pictures of my son. My camera card is 99% him.
What or who inspires you?
I think this one kind of goes along with my favorite subject to photograph. My inspiration is being able to see the beauty in things people around here pass by everyday and don't even notice.
Do you have a day job?
I do have a day job. I am actually in the military. So, as my family and I move around and see the world, I hope to get some really awesome shots of the world to share with everyone.
Do you have any tricks or suggestions on how to take a great picture?
Hmm... Tricks or suggestions ... Well, I guess I would have to say ... Just keep clicking away. Don't ever take anything for granted. I will take hundreds of shots of everything. And every once in a while, you end up with a really amazing picture.
NOW FOR THE GIVE AWAY!
Samatha is giving the winner their choice of photo from her shop! (this is the one I would pick if I could enter and win)
THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED!!
The draw will take place on: November 13 at 10PM Central Time
This is open to US & Canada only!
Good Luck Everyone!!
Audrey's Country Crafts is in no way responsible for the mailing of the prize. After the name is drawn I will contact that person. They have 3 days to respond before another name will be picked! The name and address will be forwarded.
Thank-you for entering!!