Snow and Ice…is very nice!

As many people in the USA, I have been dealing with the extreme cold temperatures of 2014.  In Cleveland, Ohio today, it got down below 10 degrees, with a wind chill of -30.  So naturally, I grabbed my camera and went to explore the ice!  I live in a town that has beautiful waterfalls, and I knew that they would create some very unique images.  The waterfalls were not completely frozen, but had many different pieces of ice incorporated.  The water and ice working together, remind me of an alternate universe, a universe where the glass blowing artist Chihuly would live.  Enjoy… and stay warm!

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Coasters…Coasters…and more COASTERS!

In the past week or so, I have been diving into the Esty world, and learning that it is a very vast world!  I opened my Tiffany O’Neill Photo shop on Etsy, and began uploading images of prints that people can buy.  I know that many people don’t change their artwork in their homes very often so that got me thinking of different ways to use my images.  

The first thing that I noticed was that there are copious amounts of coasters on Etsy.  I am clearly not inventing the wheel here.  I did notice that there are not many coasters of my home town, Cleveland, or Chagrin Falls for that matter.  So that is where my coasters come in.  I have many different images of Ohio, Cleveland, and Chagrin Falls, so I got to work.  I believe that these coasters could add to a home’s decor, and be some nice conversation pieces at a party.  

The first coasters that I thought of were Cleveland based.  We have many different landmarks in Cleveland, so these are just the beginning.  

Cleveland Skyline CoasterThis is a set of 4 coasters, all of which have my image of the Cleveland Skyline in Black and White.  

Cleveland Rocks!This set of coasters I call the CLEVELAND ROCKS! It has 2 coasters with the Skyline, and 2 coasters with an image of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  You can’t come to Cleveland and not see the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! 

West Side MarketAnd finally we have my favorite landmark in Cleveland, the West Side Market.  One of the oldest markets in the nation!  

All of my coasters are made out of ceramic tile, with felt on the back to avoid scratching the tables.  That is the point of a coaster right…to protect the table?  All of the images are taken by me, Tiffany O’Neill, and are printed professionally.  These coasters can be purchased on my Esty shop for $25.o0 a set.  Please spread the word, and follow my journey on Etsy!  

Do you have a shop on Etsy?  If so, I would love to see it.  Please share! 

 

 

 

Tiffany O’Neill Photography is on ETSY!

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For those of you that read my post yesterday, I was having a hard time whether or not to put my photography on Etsy.  I got some serious feedback, and it was ALL over the map.  I had photographers tell me that it is nearly impossible to sell photography as “art”, and I had entrepreneurs chirping in my ear tell me to “DO IT”.  So I figured, the compulsive nature in my belly wouldn’t give up unless I try.

My Etsy account is set up as Tiffany O’Neill Photo, and I am putting some of my most popular photos up on it in print form to start.  I figure to give me a little time to organize things, start with what I know, and that is prints.  I intend to expand my offerings in the coming months to calendars, framed images, stationary, cards, and coasters.  Get a little artzy on you!

So please, visit my Etsy site, and say hi, or favorite a picture, or follow the progress of my shop! That is why we have blogs right, for exposure? You can find my shop at this link: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TiffanyOneillPhoto

I hope you enjoy, and stop back, to see the progress!

*Food is Art is Life*

 

Christmas Cards

It is officially that time of year, and many people are thinking about Christmas cards to send out.  What better way to spread the cheer is through photography and sending images of the ones you love.  I was lucky enough to take some fun pictures of Olive, who is now almost 4 months old.  I think you will notice in the images, we had some fun, and she loves sparkles, and lights!

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Pickle Test Shoot

This morning, I clearly woke up on the “I’m not a successful photographer” side of the bed.  I was complaining all morning to my amazing loving boyfriend, while merely trying to cheer me up, he tragically uttered the words… “you aren’t trying”, perhaps not meaning it the way I thought but, it sent me reeling to a new level of infuriated unsuccessful anger, and storming out of the room.  Yes, don’t worry I am aware I am a child, and I can’t believe I still throw temper tanturms.  While I was sulking by myself, I thought maybe he was right, I needed to try harder.  So after my love left for work, I pulled out all my equipment, and set up my photography studio in his office.  I have a feeling he won’t try to comfort me anymore!

After I got everything set up, it was clearly time for a test shoot, and what better to take pictures of are my cucumbers and pickles.  My garden lately has been producing more cucumbers that I know what to do with, so now I am going to put them to good use.

Maybe someday down the road, I will get hired by a farm, or a restaurant that needs me to take pictures of their cucumbers.  Or better yet a cookbook, that needs images for the recipes.  That is the dream, but until then I will keep trying, working on my technique, and attempt to stay positive.

SET UP:

Above is my first general set up.  It never remains that way, this is just the beginning stages.  I typically change it numerous times to get the shot that I actually need.  The office/studio is a bit small, but it works.

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The cucumbers from the garden.  These babies just keep growing and growing and growing.  I love them, yet at the same time I am getting very tired of pickling!  But they really are very crisp and beautiful, with the right lighting, and styling, a simple cucumber can be a very clean photo.

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And here is the final product from the months of tending, growing, and loving…The Pickles!  If I ever write a cookbook, I will include this image with the recipe on it.

And there we have it, it is before noon, I have gotten in an argument over my insecurities, set up a studio, and did a test shoot.  Now all I have to do is get to Vegan Sweet Tooth and help make a wedding cake.

www.tiffanyoneillphoto.com  Food is Art is Life

Garden

After a long day at the bakery, and an even longer day researching venues for my photography exhibit I thought it was time to look at my flowers.  I have been working on a new project of images from my garden, and I finally sat down to edit, and edit I did.  I can’t wait to print these, and make some gallery wraps as well.  These are going to make some amazing show stopping pieces 🙂  So here is a sneak peek…  ENJOY!!!

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Monarch

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Buddha

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Calla Lilly

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Hibiscus

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Wild Flowers.

If you are not able to attend the photo exhibit these images and more are for sale on my website.  www.tiffanyoneillphoto.com

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Travel Photography

Lately the sun has been shining in Cleveland, and summer is in full swing.  I have been working a lot at the bakery with graduation and wedding season in full swing.  With all the work, and the dry heat, it really makes me crave getting away on a vacation.  In due time I will get a vacation, but until then, I figure I would share with you some of the images that I have taken in the past of my travels… Enjoy!

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Navy Pier, Chicago IL

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Millenium Park, Chicago IL

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“The Bean” , Chicago IL

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Portland, Oregon

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Cape Hatteras, Outer Banks NC

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If you would like to purchase any of these images please feel free to visit my online print shop.  HERE  Perhaps I will get to visit those places again soon 🙂