Sunday, August 7, 2011

Etsy Seller Feature and GIVEAWAY: KB Photography

Note: KB Photography has reached 100 facebook fans and the giveaway has ended. Still read on and find out more about this great artist!
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While surfing the pages of Etsy, I came across KB Photography, a shop whose photography was both intriguing and mysterious. Among other things, she takes close ups of everyday items with vibrant bursts of color, making the ordinary extraordinary. I had the chance to get to talk to shop owner, Kelly, about her photography. I wanted to share this gem with all of you!

Read on to find out more about KB Photography, and how you could win any piece of photography from her shop!


How long have you been selling on Etsy?
I joined Etsy back in September of last year and I have been selling for just over three weeks now!

What role does Etsy play in your life?

At this point, Etsy plays a big role in my life in that it gives me the ability to promote my photography. As a stay-at-home-mom to my three kiddos, it feels good knowing that I am able to be home with them while also contributing to our family’s financial needs.


 
How did you get involved with photography?
I have always had a love for photography - I can remember dressing my younger brother and sister up and making them pose for me. I think that my true passion for it was discovered when I started having children. I have a hard time putting my camera down as I truly enjoy capturing all the special moments in the lives of my little ones. You know how they say that you take less pictures the more children you have? That saying does not ring true for me at all – in fact, I am the exact opposite!

Where does your inspiration come from?
From everywhere! I am inspired by so many things! My children are my biggest inspiration, but I also find beauty in the everyday. I started a 365 project at the beginning of this year in order to stretch myself personally as well as in my photography. It has really helped to give me a new perspective! I enjoy going for walks to see what I can find. I make an effort to pay attention to the tiniest of details, to look at things I’ve seen many times over in a new light. It’s amazing what you can discover if you just stop and observe. If you take a moment to look not just at the big picture, but also at all the little things that help to make up the big picture.

What advice do you have for aspiring photographers?
If it is what you love to do, if it is your passion – keep going! Think outside the box and take tons and tons of pictures! If you want to better your abilities, improve your craft – you’ve got to practice and take risks. In practicing, you will discover your style and what most inspires you. Good luck and happy shooting!

Anything else you'd like to add?
Really just a big, heartfelt thank you to everyone that has been so supportive and encouraging to me thus far! You all helped me in gaining the courage I needed to start this journey and I am excited to see where it takes me!


Now you have the amazing chance to win a beautiful photography print from this artist. Win any photo from her shop, in any listed size! This is open to everyone!
How to enter…

Mandatory Entry

ONE ENTRY: Like KB Photography’s facebook fan page. Then, return here and let me know you did and under what facebook username.  Also leave your email so we can contact you if you win. If you already are a fan on facebook, just remind us below to enter.

We will draw the winner once she reaches 100 fans so there are a limited number of entries for this giveaway. KB Photography’s facebook: www.facebook.com/KellyBosPhotography

Bonus Entries

ONE ENTRY: Also on KB Photography’s facebook, “like” the photo you think you would select if you were to win this giveaway. In another comment below, let us know which one you selected.

ONE ENTRY: Follow this blog, and then let me know below. If you’re already a follower, just remind me below for a bonus entry.

Good Luck everyone! I will continue to update you as we get closer to drawing the winner!


Kelly and her family. A beautiful photograph, of course!


43 comments:

  1. What beautiful photos! I liked KB Photography under my personal Facebook account, Tammy Opolin, and my email address is ohhoneybowtique@yahoo.com. I am also a new follower of your blog.

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  2. I liked KB Photography and her gorgeous photo's under Debra Rodkey Lee!

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  3. I liked my favorite picture the 8 x 12 beautiful print!

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  4. I am already a fan of KBPhotography on Facebook as Laura McDonald.

    I like "Tiny Acorn".

    And, I am now a follower of your blog!

    littleshopofellesee@gmail.com
    littleshopofellesee.blogspot.com

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  5. I like KB Photography on facebook! Katy A.

    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

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  6. It's a toss up for me...I like two prints sooo much!

    I like "Where the Path Leads Me..." and also "Ride Through the Countryside" (I liked them both on facebook too!)

    Katy A.

    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

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  7. I am now following you via GFC!

    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

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  8. Hi from Etsy Blog Team.

    I fanned her page under Erin Hansen

    www.simplymadebyerin@blogspot.com

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  9. I fanned her page under Lia Darling

    shrewsbl@gmail.com
    facebook.com/liadarling
    liadarling.etsy.com

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  10. I liked the photo "Ride Through the Countryside"

    shrewsbl@gmail.com

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  11. I am now a follower of this blog :)

    shrewsbl@gmail.com

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  12. I liked her page from Sunni Bolger
    (redredreeves@aol dot com

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  13. Wow! She has so much incredible photography! It was hard to pick, but I would choose "Straws Abstract". I love how she took something so simple and mundane and took a beautiful photo and made it art!!

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  14. I've "liked" KBP on Facebook~

    Sarah Olson / octophants@gmail.com

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  15. Hi, I liked KBPhotography on Facebook as Agi Kiss :)

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  16. I like this one the best:
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=232532030114708&set=a.232530983448146.66165.230213013679943&type=1&theater
    Beautiful colors!
    My email is in my blogger profile :)

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  17. I like KB Photography on Facebook as Sandy Hardman.

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  18. I liked Bike Ride Through the Countryside on FB as Sandy Hardman.

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  19. I "Liked" KB Photography on FB (Jennifer Thornton)

    jennifer@geeklingdesigns.ca

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  20. I "Liked" The World Awaits on KB's FB album
    (Jennifer Thornton)

    jennifer@geeklingdesigns.ca

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  21. Liked KB Photography's FB page (Creative Art by Me)

    b77moochie@yahoo.com

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  22. i liked a few...:) My favorite would have to be "Where the path Leads Me"

    b77moochie@yahoo.com

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  23. liked Kb photography on facebook(Courtney Scott Desormeaux)

    courtney.ivana1981@gmail.com

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  24. liked the "pink Rose in Bllom" photo on facebook... reminds me of my wedding!

    Courtney Scott Desormeaux

    courtney.ivana1981@gmail.com

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  25. Im a fan: Keya Millionie

    kjmillionie@gmail.com

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  26. I "liked" "Where the Path Leads Me..."

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  27. i liked kb on facebook rifaa(dot)carter(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. i "liked" the peppers. we love peppers! perfect for my new kitchen!

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  29. follow your blog! thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  30. I liked the facebook page! Melinda Ann Greene

    melinda.ann.greene @ gmail.com

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  31. I liked the page on Facebook <3
    [Sierra T.]


    darlingcupcakez@gmail.com

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  32. I like the print "Bike Ride Through the Country Side"
    [Sierra T.]

    darlingcupcakez@gmail.com

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  33. I started following as well!

    darlingcupcakez@gmail.com

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  34. KB Photography has reached 100 facebook fans! No more giveaway entries please. I will be drawing and notifying the winner tomorrow! Thanks!

    Teri

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  35. The winner is ...sandyandcosmo! She selected a print of "Bike Ride Through the Countryside." Thanks to all who entered!

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  36. Like KB Photography’s facebook fan page (gala ya), amazing pictures
    galyettina at yahoo dot com

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  37. I liked "Orange Beauty" (gala ya)
    galyettina at yahoo dot com

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  38. Hi, I already fan of you in FB name doki doki co :)

    Much Thankies for the chance dear
    Good luck for me

    liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

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