Shelly Jefferson Morton's Profile

About

From the moment when I first picked up a 110mm camera as an elementary-aged child, I was hooked on photography. I started to pursue this art more seriously in college where, for the first time, I had access to formal instruction and a 35mm SLR. I then became a teaching assistant for the photography department in graduate school.

While I enjoy photographing people and events, my real passion lies in capturing nature and illuminating the details that can be so easily overlooked – the soft lines of a flower petal, the pattern of a butterfly’s wing, dew on fall mums, the grace of a waterfall. I am excited to share some of my favorite images through Kamiak Creek on Etsy!

Evolution of a Hobby:

Photography and scrapbooking are naturally complimentary hobbies, and I became involved in the latter as a result of m…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 18
  • Joined September 9, 2010

Favorite materials

Punches, Cricut and Cuttlebug, Alcohol inks, Rubber stamps, All things that shine and sparkle, 3D pop dots, Ribbons, Buttons, Fabric, Sewing machine, Eyelets and brads, Butterfly themed embellishments, Patterned Paper

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About

From the moment when I first picked up a 110mm camera as an elementary-aged child, I was hooked on photography. I started to pursue this art more seriously in college where, for the first time, I had access to formal instruction and a 35mm SLR. I then became a teaching assistant for the photography department in graduate school.

While I enjoy photographing people and events, my real passion lies in capturing nature and illuminating the details that can be so easily overlooked – the soft lines of a flower petal, the pattern of a butterfly’s wing, dew on fall mums, the grace of a waterfall. I am excited to share some of my favorite images through Kamiak Creek on Etsy!

Evolution of a Hobby:

Photography and scrapbooking are naturally complimentary hobbies, and I became involved in the latter as a result of my passion for the former. At some point in college, while looking back on my childhood photo albums (of pictures I took), I realized that my albums lacked context. Why did I take a photograph of that cute kitten or what was the story behind the odd-looking Christmas decorations? Certainly at the time I believed I would always remember the stories that went with these photos. But I didn’t, and I wanted to. This desire to attach meaning to my pictures led me into scrapbooking.

My first scrapbooking attempt was a simple spiral art notebook where I glued photographs and wrote vignettes. In graduate school, my photo notebook evolved into the more traditional 12x12 scrapbook album. I have shied away from many of the technological advances of scrapbooking (especially digital scrapbooking) because I like the tactile process of cutting paper and arranging elements on a page to create a layout that will complement a photograph.

As I developed my skill in scrapbooking arts, I delved into card making somewhat accidentally. I now enjoy creating and sending handmade cards for all occasions, especially Christmas. As time permits, I hope to expand my Etsy store beyond photography to include handmade cards and scrapbook layouts.

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