Sunday, June 15, 2008

Pretty Things Big Give: Amature Capture

Update: Yay...WINDY CINDY is the winner of the sweet Dandelion photograph print give-a-way by Amateur Capture. Thanks so much to all who entered. Be sure to enter this week's give-a-way too!



Melanie of Amateur Capture describes herself as a 30ish amature photographer and artist. With a focus on photography, her emotions and things we see and things that touch our lives everyday, she explores the world around her to gain inspiration.


“My photographs cause you to look at things in a different light. Capturing the essence of the subject as well as the feeling behind it.”






Tell us about you...
My name is Melanie and I reside in Wellington, Ohio. I came to Ohio to be with my best friend, whom I met online. I love it here and have never been happier.

What inspires you?
My family and my surroundings. I also get visions that just pop in my head and they dont rest until I have created the image. Those are the photographs under "What I Imagine" in my shop sections.

What has been your most memorable moment selling your art?
Hmmm... Probably my first sale to someone I didnt know. Realizing that others do like my work and are wanting it in their homes.

Any advice for fellow artists...
Do not focus on your sales. Do what you love and the sales will come. Dont let low sales prevent you from continuing to do what you love to do. I feel too many people hold sales as the most important thing. Your love for your art/craft is what is most important.

Shoppe:
http://AmatureCapture.etsy.com
Blog:
http://www.msessions.blogspot.com


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This Give-a-way has ended...

Melanie of Amateur Capture has a love for Spring and it shows in this photograph of a beautiful dandelion, which is her give-a-way this week. This photograph is 8x10 and is professionally printed on matte photo paper. Signed and dated on the back by the artist.

How to enter: Go to the Amateur Capture shoppe and peruse the unique photographs, choosing the one you like the most. Then, comment here on your favourite! ...and, if you tell us WHY you'd love it, you'll be entered twice to win this give-a-way!

32 comments:

DiceGRRL said...

Longevity by far!
how ironic! love it!

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windycindy said...

Without a doubt, the "Man in the Moon" photograph print! I have always loved the sky, moon and stars! I would love to hang it in our bedroom.
Thanks for a wonderful contest. Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Mystique Island Photography said...

I like Peace Photograph..it makes me feel peaceful just to see the picture.

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Bunny B said...

I love Bright Pink cos it's my fave color and that pic is full of it! :)

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BabyLyons said...

I love Autumn Woods because the colors are stunning! And Autumn reminds me of my mom because it's her fav season :)
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pinkeareddog said...

Blow!
Because looking at the pic makes me wanna.
Wow, that sounds kind of funny, but anyway. . .

Thanks for entering me.

pinkeareddog@gmail.com

jkziel said...

It is funny that one of the giveaways is for an owl (LaurenAlexander) and I totally have a thing for owls, but this one is for a dandelion print and well--Dandelions almost bring me to the point of happy tears, I have fond memories of taking my now almost 5 year old son for a walk and him insisting on blowing out every dandelion puff we'd come to. So now I look at dandelions with a lot of fondness!

Paula said...

I like the Tree in the Mist... there is some mystery behind the mist...plus I like the tree.


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Nicole R.J. said...

I have to say, I love 'Blow' the best, and not just because the title makes me giggle a little. I had a few photos in my collection before Etsy, but since joining I've really started to add to my photo collection and Blow would fit in perfectly - a happy medium between the organic and the decaying. And it's vibrant and crisp ~ I just love it!

portablegreen said...

I really enjoyed "looking back"

I've gone on many roadtrips in my life and there is nothing like looking in the mirror to see where you've been to appreciate where you're going...

Thank you for your work!

Portable Green

Jessica Doyle said...

I like the "Lady Bug" in this listing:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11522500

Your use of grayscale is professional and not amateur at all. The flower the lady bug is on really pops! Nice job.

Cheers!

Bunny B said...

I also love Blow - dandelions always bring back sweet childhood memories :)

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misty said...

Blow would be my fave.
Because my daughter's loves to blow on them. I think she'd enjoy it.
Thanks so much for the opportunity.

planetmisty at gmail dot com

Michele said...

Pink Hyacynth (sp?) is my favorite. (Not really because I can't pick just one favorite, but since I have to, that's the one I'll list here! LOL!!)

The reason I picked that one as my favorite is because pink is my favorite color, and I love the close-up of these flowers where the entire photo is filled with gorgeous pink flowers!!

I'm in love with this site now!! Thanks for introducing me to this photographer!!

Michele
luvkittysmeowmail@gmail.com

Apple said...

White Blooms and Guest is intriguing. Because... I can't see the guest. Haha. I would like to see in close proximity so I can see who ow what it is.

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pintolinda said...

Actually, I like the photo of the dandelion the best. I looked at the other photos including those of the cemetary and others. The dandelion still stands out. I like the blue background color and the lacy look of the flower.

carolyn said...

I like Two Women of the Lake View Cemetary series. My sister and I lost our mother as children and have visited her cemetary since we were 6 and 8 years old. This photo reminds me of us.

carolyn said...

I like Two Women of the Lake View Cemetary series. My sister and I lost our mother as children and have visited her cemetary since we were 6 and 8 years old. This photo reminds me of us.

judybrittle said...

i absolutely love remembered and its in memory of my granddaughter. that is so beautiful and now i have to hold back the tears. this would be put on my special wall.

kaylee8 said...

I love Angel's eyes because she reminds me of my own loving kitten!

blueviolet said...

I like Life Among Death because I lost both of my in-laws this year and the beautiful pink blossoms. are a reminder to me that things do get better.

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matternu said...

Ladybug is my favorite. I enjoyed looking at her photos,all different and beautiful.Very creative way to look at everyday things.

Karrie said...

Blow is my fav

3boyzmom said...

My favorite is the one titled "reaching". I like this one because it is taken with a looking up view. I think this print represents looking up in life, always reaching for higher things and experiences. Not looking down to the past, but up to tomorrow!! It is an inspirational picture!!

Jean F said...

Faith is a pretty amazing photograph!

Diana said...

Grand caught my eye first because trees for me are a particularily joyful symbol of life. I like the way the lovely branches standout against the colourful backdrop sky.

klp1965 said...

i love the purple and sky :)

yyeres said...

i love Angel's Eyes. why? b/c its such a great photo of a cat, and we love cats. thanks for the contest

girlof80s said...

Wow there are so many great photos at the shop. I like In Thought because I always seem to be thinking about what I have to do next, Looking Back because I am always looking back on my life and wondering what I could have done differently, and Angel's Eyes since I love cats so much and own one. This is a great giveaway and I really hope I win. Thanks.

windycindy said...

She does wonderful work! The "Peaceful" print is very nice.
Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Raven said...

WINNER UPDATE:

WINDY CINDY is the winner of the sweet Dandelion print give-a-way by Amateur Capture...Yay!

xxx
Raven

Photography by Melzy said...

Congratulations to the winner!

I also would like to thank everyone who entered for looking at my shop and for all the wonderful comments!

Melanie
AmatureCapture