Monday, April 7, 2014

Featured fPOE Photographer - Melissa Lund

Meet Melissa of Melissa Lund Photography!

Tell us a bit about yourself.
I have been living in Portland, Oregon for almost nine years and I love the City of Roses. I grew up in Michigan and it’s where I found both of my true loves – my husband Michael and photography. I discovered photography my first year in college and I met Michael a few years after that. Six months after Michael and I were married, we were off to Oregon. I miss my family, but I love living in Oregon.

When you’re not photographing lovelies, what else fills your time?
I love spending time with my little “family”, my husband Michael and our two kitties – Hanna and Maggie. I love to learn, so right now it’s sewing. I took a couple of classes and bought a sewing machine from a friend to practice on. I enjoy reading, and I’m a salsa addict, so I’m on the hunt for the world’s best salsa. I also work full-time as a graphic designer.

How would you describe your creative process?
I don’t really have a process; I’m kind of all over the place. Sometimes I will randomly set-up up a photo shoot in my home, sometimes I spend a little more time preparing. I usually go by the mood I’m in and if I feel inspired. Editing my photos is the same way. I like a lot of different things, so I just experiment until I get an end result that I like.

Tell us about your cameras and favorite lenses.
I use a Canon 7D and an iPhone 4s to capture my vision. I have a few lenses, but I don’t really have a favorite. I’m trying to use them all equally so I become comfortable with each of them. The Canon 50mm 1.4 is a great lens. I also love the Lensbaby Composer Pro with the Edge 80 optic. It’s a huge learning curve, but will be great to get out of my comfort zone.

Where else can we find your work besides your Etsy shop?
I have a shop on Society6 and I have some plans to expand to other sites.

My work will be available for sale on Minted in the next few months.

You can also find my work locally at the Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery in downtown Portland.

Any advice for those just getting started as a photographer?
Don’t compare yourself to others. Everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses. Play up your strengths and improve on your weaknesses and remember that we all have one thing in common – we were all beginners with no experience.

Favorite photographer?
I really like the work of Diane Arbus; her photographs are unique and interesting. I read the book Diane Arbus by Patricia Bosworth and was really intrigued by her life and who she was as a person.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Going Thru The Alphabet.


Walk in the Snow By Magdalena at PhotoByMADA

RedUmbrella By Julie at ImageNationphoto

The Weather Man By Danielle at ThePDXPhotographer

I really hope you enjoyed my take on UMBRELLAS, let me know what you think :)

Have a Wonderful Weekend! Cheers, T. :)


PhotosByChipperfield (Etsy Shop)

PoppyPlacePdx (Blog) 


Monday, March 17, 2014

Featured fPOE Photographer - Heather Green

Meet Heather Green of Briole!

Tell us a bit about yourself.

I live in St. Louis, Missouri, and grew up in Minnesota, spending most of my childhood on my grandparent’s farm. I moved to Missouri when I was a freshman in high school and was transferred to New Orleans with my job in 2005. While in New Orleans, I met my future husband and fell in love with the city. At the end of that first summer, Hurricane Katrina hit the city.

At the time, it wasn’t feasible for us to go back and live there, so we ended up moving back to St. Louis. I absolutely love visiting and photographing the city and we try to go back as often as we can. 

When you’re not photographing lovelies, what else fills your time?

We spend our time with friends and our fun loving puppy Boudreaux. My husband is an amazing Cajun cook, so we often get together and have dinner parties. I also love to read, enjoy researching my family genealogy and like to quilt. My full time job keeps me pretty busy the rest of the time.

How would you describe your creative process?

My style has definitely evolved over time. I find that as the longer I shoot, the less editing I like to do. When I first started, I spent a lot of time in Photoshop adding textures, running actions and really just over processing my photos. I try take my time and get the look I want straight from the camera and I pay more attention to things like lighting these days. I still edit, just not as much as I used to. I have started to go back to some of my early images and edit them in a style that feels more like me now.

Tell us about your camera(s) and favorite lens(es).
I have a Canon 5D Mark II and my favorite lens these days is my Lensbaby, with various optic, and my 50mm 1.4. Next on my wish list is the Canon 24-70 2.8 and a macro lens.

Where else can we find your work besides your Etsy shop?

I have shops on both Fine Art America and Society6. I haven’t spent a whole lot of time on them as Etsy keeps me pretty busy.

Any advice for those just getting started as a photographer?

Shoot what you love, enjoy finding your style and practice, practice, practice. There are so many great places online these days to learn more about photography, which I think it great! It makes good information accessible to anyone that wants to learn and grow as a photographer.

Top five favorite albums to edit to:

David Gray – White Ladder

Brandi Carlisle – The Story

Bob Marley – Legend

Adele – 21

Patty Griffin – Children Running Through

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Going Thru The Alphabet.

T. is for TRAINS

Snow Day By Jeanine at ScarlettElla

Let’s Travel By Sara at kanpai

I really hope you enjoyed my take on TRAINS, let me know what you think :)

Have a Wonderful Wednesday! Cheers, T. :)


PhotosByChipperfield (Etsy Shop)

PoppyPlacePdx (Blog) 


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Irish Greens

Rainbows, clover, leprechauns and shades of green.....

 Whether you're preparing to celebrate your Irish heritage or just the earliest signs of spring, we hope you enjoy this collection by Katerina of Over The Rainbow Prints.

'O happy day' by OverTheRainbowPrints

Spring Green Shamrock photograph - clover,  dreamy, 5x7 print, fine art photography , green decor - dullbluelight
Spring Green Shamrock p...
Handmade bib necklace, fiber wrapped jewelry, red green, OOAK - rRradionica
Handmade bib necklace, ...
Food photography - Let them eat carrot cake - 8x10 kitchen art print - rustic country wedding food photography kitchen decor shabby chic - ShawnaCameron
Food photography - Let ...
Cooper ring with clover print - printed image ring - botanical Jewelry - Ring for luck - St Patrick's day - OPStyle
Cooper ring with clover...
Fairy shoes/ felted home slippers, women sizes MADE TO ORDER - zavesfelt
Fairy shoes/ felted hom...
Plant pod / felted bowl / Air plant pot fall tweed green / Cozy gift ring holder - theYarnKitchen
Plant pod / felted bowl...
Green Crochet Infinity Cowl. Fingerless / Gloves / Mittens, Fall Trend. Hand Knit For Her Winter Fashion Holiday Accessories. St Patricks - filofashion
Green Crochet Infinity ...
Rainbow Ireland Photography St Patricks Day Skye Road Irish 5 x 7 Blank Greeting Card Set - Celticcatphotos
Rainbow Ireland Photogr...
Love and Luck- Shamrock Hearts Photograph- Clover- Nature Photography- Green- Hearts- 8x8 Fine Art Print- Textured Image - kellynphotography
Love and Luck- Shamrock...
Original Art Pendant Necklace - OOAK Polymer Clay Green Necklace - Wind Across The Grass - JagnaB
Original Art Pendant Ne...
chicken egg cosy - colouritgreen
chicken egg cosy
Wood and Grass Necklace, Faux Grass in Square Genuine Wood Bezel on Brass Chain - aptoArt
Wood and Grass Necklace...
Adjustable ring - Dragonfly on a Wood Slice with a Green Grass Tuft - MISS DRAGONFLY - ixela
Adjustable ring - Drago...
Flower Fine Art Print Queen Anne's Lace 8x10 Macro Nature Photography - HoneybeeDawn
Flower Fine Art Print Q...
Green hat bobby pin -  Irish hat bobby pin - St. Patrick's day  - spring - wear green - OPStyle
Green hat bobby pin - ...
Newborn Lop-Eared Bunny Hat, Hand Knitted, Made To Order - AdorableBabyCreation
Newborn Lop-Eared Bunny...

We also hope you enjoy this beautiful print from our curator and featured shop of the week, Over The Rainbow Prints.

Irish Blessing

Wishing you a rainbow
For sunlight after showers—
Miles and miles of Irish smiles
For golden happy hours—
Shamrocks at your doorway
For luck and laughter too,
And a host of friends that never ends
Each day your whole life through!