Monday, October 26, 2009

Photo Give Away

AND THE WINNER IS:
KAYLEN!!
CONGRATULATIONS!!


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)

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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!!



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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!!

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86 comments:

  1. I would choose the Stairs to the Sea Photo
    tanyainjville@yahoo.com

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  2. I like the name PEACEFUL PAPARAZZI for her shop
    tanyainjville@yahoo.com

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  3. I have your button on my blog
    http://starryeyedsurprise24.blogspot.com/

    tanyainjville@yahoo.com

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  4. Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/starryeyed24/status/5268803942

    tanyainjville@yahoo.com

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  5. I entered the magic bean Giveaway
    tanyainjville@yahoo.com

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  6. i entered the Rhonda Rose giveaway
    tanyainjville@yahoo.com

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  7. I would pick Hickam Beach.

    sricher721 at yahoo dot com

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  8. My favorite is the Hickam Beach photo

    stephy905@hotmail.com

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  9. I really like the Hickam Beach photo. I like that it is taken somewhere most of us cannot go!

    info @bookofrandomness .com

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  10. I might suggest Wordly Inspirations since she will be traveling around the world.

    info @bookofrandomness .com

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  11. For a name I suggest: Sightings by Samantha.

    ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot com
    The Happy Wife
    Homeschool Unit Studies

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  12. I love Stairs to the Sea!

    memoriesforlifescrapbooks(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  13. A shop name??? How about Serenity Photography? I love peaceful/serene photos :)

    memoriesforlifescrapbooks(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  14. I just love the Hickam port shot seen here
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29766015

    warhandmades@gmail.com

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  15. A shop name... Hmm... How about "Worldly Shades"?

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  16. I tweeted! :>

    warhandmades@gmail.com

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  17. I would choose Stairs to the Sea.

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  18. I entered Rhoda Rose giveaway.

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  19. I entered Cocoon Apothecary giveaway.

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  20. I love the Hickam Bay shot.

    As for a shop name, how about something like "Through the Lens" or "Shutterbug"

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  21. i love the Stairs to the sea Photo
    rally_thade17@hotmail.com

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  22. Hickham Beach - Beautiful...

    deb at glowgirlfibers.com

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  23. I would love to have the Budda Photo for my daughter.

    tonyia at mom2sophie.blogspot.com

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  24. for a name...how bout "Window to My Soul." the photos are just so peaceful.

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  25. I love the Stairs to the Sea picture!

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  26. I would name the store Mental Images

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  27. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29763424

    that's the one I would pick.

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  28. The Buddha print would fit right in, most welcome to my home! Thwe colors are especially pleasing to me.

    pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

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  29. I love Lost in Jurassic Park
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30101617
    decadent87@gmail.com

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  30. I have your button
    http://unglamorousgiveaways.blogspot.com/
    decadent87@gmail.com

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  31. My favorite has to be Hickam Harbor.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29766015

    lankylegslass(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  32. My favourite is the Hickam Beach print.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_2&listing_id=29763424

    plur268 at yahoo dot com

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  33. I really like the Hickam Beach print

    Here is the link: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29763424

    thanks for the great giveaway:)

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  34. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29766015

    LOVE the boat, the sky, the water... what a fantastic picture!

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  35. link to your blog from mine... I also have a freebie going on at my blog
    www.coastersandcards.blogspot.com

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  36. I like Hickam Harbor for SIL.
    rbjj32825[at]lycos[dot]com

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  37. My favourite item is the Stairs to the Sea.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29765380

    wwrkster@gmail.com

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  38. I like the Hickam Beach...
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29763424

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  39. I have entered the majic bean giveaway.

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  40. I like the Beach Pebbles photo best,

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29768843

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  41. I also entered the Rhoda Rose chocolate giveaway.

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  42. I also entered the Magic Bean lotion giveaway.

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  43. I'm a BIG Buddha person, so my favorite is her Buddha picture =]

    Thank you for this giveaway!

    TheEclecticElement AT yahoo DOT com

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  44. Your button is on my site:

    http://theeclecticelement.blogspot.com/2009/03/please-check-out-my-fellow-bloggers.html

    TheEclecticElement AT yahoo DOT com

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  45. I tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/TheEclecticE/status/5428439635

    TheEclecticElement AT yahoo DOT com

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  46. I love these - all of them.
    I would pick the Hickam Beach shot. :)

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  47. I also entered the Bell Design giveaway for a pocket mirror.

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  48. I really like this item!!http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29765380

    Natalie
    fow4@cdc.gov

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  49. I like "Buddha".

    elizabethglassturner@gmail.com

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  50. I would call her shop "Second-hand Horizon" photography...

    elizabethglassturner@gmail.com

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  51. I also entered the wreath giveaway!

    elizabethglassturner@gmail.com

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  53. Hi Aubrey!

    Since you're the queen of giveaways I wanted to let you know about mine.

    I make recycled bags and I'm giving one away on December 1, 2009

    For details check my blog at http://fatbottombags.blogspot.com/2009/10/green-for-holidays-free-fatbottombag.html

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  54. I llike the Hickman Harbour. So beautiful

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  55. I love Hickam Harbor.
    jswandrn at gmail

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  56. Definitely the Stairs to the Sea here: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_2&listing_id=29765380

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  57. I already have your button on my blog

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

    http://motheroftwoyesposahermosa.blogspot.com/

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  58. tweeted http://twitter.com/micaela6955/status/5571799323

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  59. I also love the Beach bum picture but my second favorite would be "stairs to the sea"

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  60. i forgot to add my info eppert@gmail.com

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  61. I would pick the Hickman Harbor one its beautiful!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29766015


    ktfereva22@aol.com

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  62. I like the name OUTLOOK LIFE :)

    ktfereva22@aol.com

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  63. TWEETED:

    http://twitter.com/ktfereva22/status/5610942346

    ktfereva22@aol.com

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  64. half_blue_sky@yahoo.com

    I'd choose this one

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29766015

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  65. half_blue_sky@yahoo.com

    tweet

    http://twitter.com/halfbluesky/status/5615409407

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  66. I like the Hickam Beach
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29763424

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  67. I would choose hickam harbor

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29766015

    chani.adams (at) gmail.com

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  68. I entered the amazing stained glass giveaway.

    chani.adams (at) gmail.com

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  69. Ooh, she;s really talented. I loved the dragonflies, my favorite was the 'Wind Beneath My Wings Medium Dragonfly Twirl' Adorable!
    Link: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19982642

    kolobstar@gmail.com

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  70. I like Hickam Harbor.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_2&listing_id=29766015

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  71. i really like the hickam beach
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29763424

    flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  72. My favorite is Lost in Jurassic Park.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30101617

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  73. As a name for the shop I would name it "Serene Shots."

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  74. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29763424
    Hickam Beach-my favorite

    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  75. I can just imagine myself on this beach! Love this photo!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29763424

    RUthchurchill@gmail.com

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  76. SandnSun Photo shop....just the name that popped into my head when I saw your photos

    Ruthchurchill

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  77. Or Serenity [Photo shop]

    Ruthchurchill@gmail.com

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  78. My favorite is Stairs to the Sea

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29765380


    cherdon@sympatico.ca

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  79. I would pick Soulful Surroundings

    cherdon@sympatico.ca

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  80. tweet

    http://twitter.com/iamcherdon/status/5698314628

    cherdon@sympatico.ca

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Thank you for entering! Good Luck!!