Friday, July 3, 2009

Feature Friday: Etsy Seller PhotoAmato

Welcome to my very first Feature Friday! I am pleased to feature Etsy Seller PhotoAmato:

Photographer and fellow Etsy shop owner PhotoAmato is celebrating her first year on Etsy. Lisa is the owner of PhotoAmato and shares this about herself;

“I was born and spent my early years in Niagara Falls, New York. I moved to Northern California as a teen and found that, even at that young age, I was in awe of the vast and diverse scenery. Now, along with my husband, two sons and Bella, my beautiful dog, we enjoy hiking, going to the beach, and anything that involves the great outdoors.

Living in the Bay Area, I am witness to this area's ability to traverse both the minute wonder of a ladybug resting on a sunflower petal to the overwhelming expanse of a Pacific sunset. Everywhere I go, an opportunity to capture a truly breathtaking moment presents itself; whether it be the rugged peaks of the Sierras, the almost surreal Northern California shore, or the opulent colors of the wine country.

It was the limitless beauty of the natural world that first inspired me to pick up a camera and, thus, began what came to be not just a casual hobby, but a passion for capturing the world around me through my camera's lens.

I am privileged to share my view of the world through my images. From abstract & architectural to vast landscapes & intricate close-ups, my hope is to inspire everyone who views my work to look for beauty in everything that surrounds us.

I am a self-taught photographer who has learned through trial and error, taking untold numbers of shots to find that one that is just right.

Lisa’s favorite quote is; "A photograph is a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art." (Ambrose Bierce)

Besides a vast variety of art photography, Lisa also creates glass tile pendants and note cards with her photographs.

Here is a small selection of what she has in her Etsy shop:

I find that PhotoAmatos shop has a great variety to chose from and everything is very reasonably priced! I highly recommend you go take a look around at her STORE!

Lisa at PhotoAmato has kindly offered a 5 x 7 print ($10 value) of 1 (very lucky) winner's choice! This giveaway will conclude on Friday July 17th, 2009 at 11:59 EST and a winner will be announced sometime on Saturday July 18th, 2009. To enter the rules are as follows:
**Each Bullet is worth 1 entry**
  • Visit PhotoAmato's Shop and leave me a comment on this post specifying what print you would chose if you were the winner. (This is required to enter and must be done before submitting further entries).
  • Blog about this giveaway and leave me the link in a separate comment on this post.
  • Follow my blog. Leave me a comment letting me know you do so.
**For an entry to qualify you MUST leave me a comment for each one, separately.**
Please sign each comment with your email address so I can contact you if you win!


  1. I like the Japanese Tea Garden!

  2. I love the Red Tail Hawk Fine Art Photo!

  3. I am a follower.