allisonostertag

Photography of Philadelphia, Nature, Animals, Travel

New Jersey, United States · 412 Sales

allisonostertag

Photography of Philadelphia, Nature, Animals, Travel

New Jersey, United States 412 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Announcement   Living in Collingswood NJ now (the starter town for Philadelphians moving to New Jersey) and loving the walkable downtown, the farmer's market and all of the craft and art shops, parks, restaurants, community events and short train ride to Philly!

8 YEARS as an ETSY SELLER and 400 sales! I'm having a throwback event where you can buy some of the older prints for their original $12 or $15 price. Congrats to our 400th customer Jordan!!!!!!!

I love the support and friendships I have made through Etsy and the great customers who are so supportive. I'm the Handmade Philly Etsy Team leader and I'm happy to answer any questions or offer some advice. Handmade Philly is an open and fun group that gets together and has crafty time!

My photography focuses on landscapes, architecture, natural areas, plants, gardens, animals, birds, insects and all forms of wildlife, in cities like Philly and the wilder spaces. My goal is to use my images to help raise awareness to support natural spaces, wildlife and urban gardens and farms. I have been photographing for years (trees, local nature spaces, gardens, small scale farming, native plants, organic vegetables) and have collections I hope to make into books and objects that would help the planet. If you have an idea in mind, please contact me!

I offer Fine Art eco prints on sustainable paper as well as traditional photographic prints. Let me know if you would like an eco print in the comments section when you check out and we can hook you up with a print on beautiful, professional-grade bamboo or sugar cane papers.

CUSTOM REQUESTS are welcome and no extra fee. I receive requests all the time for custom print sizes, from huge to small, requests to convert color images to black and white, for multiples of single prints and they all came out great! I'm also open to making single cards, different sizes, printing on luster or matte papers or the eco fine art papers I offer. If you have an idea for an image, send it along in a convo! I'm always interested to hear from customers and potential customers.

Customer Love: "Just love it! Thank you so much for the note card! Such a wonderful person to buy from!", "Great photo. Terrific personal contact, very helpful. Can't wait to buy more!", "Loved it! Even better in person, thanks!", "Would refer anyone to order one of Allison's pieces. Thank you for bringing your talent into my home, Allison!"

Almost all images are available in many sizes up to 16 x 20" just shoot me a message. I usually respond pretty quickly :) I'm happy to gift wrap and add a small note for free if you are shipping presents directly.

Custom orders are always welcome...don't see what you want...just ask!

Photographs of Philadelphia, Nature, Animals, Fresh Food, Bikes and Architecture;

WEBSITE: allisonostertag.com

My Painting and Ceramics shops are shutting down! Check out the final inventory: ceramics: allisonsceramics.etsy.com, paintings: allisonspaintings.etsy.com. Prints of paintings will still be available through my website or convos.

Donations made to environmental, social and animal protection groups for many purchases: I am donating to Save our Gulf, fighting to protect the Gulf Coast communities and the environment from the BP oil disaster and to the John Heinz Wildlife Refuge in Philadelphia. I also have items that benefit the Spring Gardens Community Garden and I donate to teachers through DonorsChoose.org and to Mill Creek Farm in Philadelphia and Students Run Philly Style! To learn more visit my policies section or contact me at allison.ostertag [!at] gmail.com.

If you have any questions or special requests you can contact me at allison.ostertag [!at] gmail.com.

Store with My Stuff in Philly: VIXEmporium at 5009 Baltimore Ave

blog: www.phillytravelnaturephoto.blogspot.com

I've been a Handmade Philly member for about 8 years and I'm an organizer for events for the Handmade Philly Etsy team. If you have any questions about Handmade Philly or Etsy I'm happy to answer them!

Announcement
Last updated on Jul 4, 2016

Living in Collingswood NJ now (the starter town for Philadelphians moving to New Jersey) and loving the walkable downtown, the farmer's market and all of the craft and art shops, parks, restaurants, community events and short train ride to Philly!

8 YEARS as an ETSY SELLER and 400 sales! I'm having a throwback event where you can buy some of the older prints for their original $12 or $15 price. Congrats to our 400th customer Jordan!!!!!!!

I love the support and friendships I have made through Etsy and the great customers who are so supportive. I'm the Handmade Philly Etsy Team leader and I'm happy to answer any questions or offer some advice. Handmade Philly is an open and fun group that gets together and has crafty time!

My photography focuses on landscapes, architecture, natural areas, plants, gardens, animals, birds, insects and all forms of wildlife, in cities like Philly and the wilder spaces. My goal is to use my images to help raise awareness to support natural spaces, wildlife and urban gardens and farms. I have been photographing for years (trees, local nature spaces, gardens, small scale farming, native plants, organic vegetables) and have collections I hope to make into books and objects that would help the planet. If you have an idea in mind, please contact me!

I offer Fine Art eco prints on sustainable paper as well as traditional photographic prints. Let me know if you would like an eco print in the comments section when you check out and we can hook you up with a print on beautiful, professional-grade bamboo or sugar cane papers.

CUSTOM REQUESTS are welcome and no extra fee. I receive requests all the time for custom print sizes, from huge to small, requests to convert color images to black and white, for multiples of single prints and they all came out great! I'm also open to making single cards, different sizes, printing on luster or matte papers or the eco fine art papers I offer. If you have an idea for an image, send it along in a convo! I'm always interested to hear from customers and potential customers.

Customer Love: "Just love it! Thank you so much for the note card! Such a wonderful person to buy from!", "Great photo. Terrific personal contact, very helpful. Can't wait to buy more!", "Loved it! Even better in person, thanks!", "Would refer anyone to order one of Allison's pieces. Thank you for bringing your talent into my home, Allison!"

Almost all images are available in many sizes up to 16 x 20" just shoot me a message. I usually respond pretty quickly :) I'm happy to gift wrap and add a small note for free if you are shipping presents directly.

Custom orders are always welcome...don't see what you want...just ask!

Photographs of Philadelphia, Nature, Animals, Fresh Food, Bikes and Architecture;

WEBSITE: allisonostertag.com

My Painting and Ceramics shops are shutting down! Check out the final inventory: ceramics: allisonsceramics.etsy.com, paintings: allisonspaintings.etsy.com. Prints of paintings will still be available through my website or convos.

Donations made to environmental, social and animal protection groups for many purchases: I am donating to Save our Gulf, fighting to protect the Gulf Coast communities and the environment from the BP oil disaster and to the John Heinz Wildlife Refuge in Philadelphia. I also have items that benefit the Spring Gardens Community Garden and I donate to teachers through DonorsChoose.org and to Mill Creek Farm in Philadelphia and Students Run Philly Style! To learn more visit my policies section or contact me at allison.ostertag [!at] gmail.com.

If you have any questions or special requests you can contact me at allison.ostertag [!at] gmail.com.

Store with My Stuff in Philly: VIXEmporium at 5009 Baltimore Ave

blog: www.phillytravelnaturephoto.blogspot.com

I've been a Handmade Philly member for about 8 years and I'm an organizer for events for the Handmade Philly Etsy team. If you have any questions about Handmade Philly or Etsy I'm happy to answer them!

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About

Nature Lover Supports Hometown Crafters

I started my shop in 2007 when a co-worker first told me about Etsy. I couldn't believe how great the community and support was. Soon after I joined the Philly Etsy Team (now Handmade Philly) and got involved in their events. I loved the fun people and their amazing generosity. I started hosting events and became the sponsor of the Handmade Philly team here on Etsy. I love meeting the new artists who join everyday and helping out wherever I can.

Our team hosts swaps, holiday ornament-making parties, trips to NYC, museums and Philly art studios, picnics, shows, photo shoots, sewing nights, crafting days and we lend a hand at craft fairs when you need it. Last year we collaborated with West Elm to host a community ornament- making event to benefit a local homeless shelter and we had a blast!

I love going to craft shows and events and meeting new people and getting ideas for crafts to try out and new places to photograph. At one event a customer suggested photographing while kayaking and after a few small trips on our lovely Schuylkill River, I was hooked. I booked a trip to the Everglades to kayak and I love getting out on the Delaware or small local creeks to get a better look at birds and landscapes inacessible on foot.

Now I'm trying to encourage my boyfriend's love of photography and hand-making for our first joint craft fair!

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  • Allison Ostertag

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    I started taking photographs in 3rd grade, got my first SLR camera in high school , and studied photography and ceramic art at Alfred University and color photography at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. I taught darkroom and digital photography in New Orleans high schools and I am persuing a Master's degree in Landscape Architecture, combining my love or nature and design.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 6, 2015
Hello! I'm a Philly artist who loves nature and I photograph what I see in Philadelphia and on my travels. I have my work professionally printed at a locally owned Philly business and check each print for quality.

The images primarily come from high quality digital files, but I also enjoy taking some large format film images with my square format camera, which will be noted in the description. I choose to have them professionally printed so I can give customers the best quality print but also at an affordable price.

I try to reduce any waste by reusing envelopes, labels, packing materials and not sending a paper receipt with shipments (you can print yours out online). So if your photograph arrives in a package with a blacked out label on the side, you know it is traveling through the mail for the second time! Luckily photographs require very little packaging to begin with.

Any purchase of animal or refuge photographs or cards includes a donation of $5 to the John Heinz Wildlife Refuge in Philadelphia. When you make a purchase, I will send the $5 to the organization through an on-line service (Network for Good) and you can leave your e-mail address to get an e-card receipt for the transaction. The refuge is a fantastic asset to the city and a great place to go to be immersed in nature, even though it's right in the city. Philadelphians know it as Tinicum, and it's located right near the airport and the Eastwick train stop on the R1 line. Check out more at http://www.friendsoftinicummarsh.org/ Thanks for supporting them!

I am very committed to the environment and to the plants and animals I photograph and I have great respect for the ecosystems I have had the pleasure of visiting and photographing. I keep a blog, www.phillytravelnaturephoto.blogspot.com where I post more.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Payment
I take Paypal and Direct Checkout. I also accept money orders in the mail.

Let me know through convo or e-mail (allisonostertag@gmail.com) if you would prefer a different payment form.

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If you happen to live in the Fairmount or the Spring Gardens neighborhood, I may be able to deliver your item by hand, so please contact me.

I'm happy to answer any questions you have! Just Convo me by clicking on the contact allisonostertag link on my shop page.
Shipping
I ship via the U.S. Postal Service, Priority Shipping for most photographs. I also get Delivery Tracking on the package and give you the tracking number so you can see its progress on its way across the country (or around the corner).

If you need an item fast, please click on the contact button under my icon and I'll see if I can accommodate your needs. I try to hustle and send items quickly because I know how much I want to get items quickly when I order on-line.

I ship items in protective sleeves, in cardboard packaging and in padded containers or boxes, labeled "DO NOT BEND, PHOTOGRAPHS", but occasionally items do get damaged in transit. If anything ever arrives bent or torn, contact me right away and I will replace it.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason, I'll be happy to refund your money, reship a new item or make it up to you in another way if possible. I'd like your feedback so I can be aware of any possible problems and resolve them, so please contact me.
Additional policies and FAQs
Have any questions? E-mail me at allison.ostertag [!at] gmail.com or convo (click the contact button on the right sidebar) me. Really, I love questions.

I'm happy to gift wrap gifts and/or add a custom card with your message for free! Just add the request when you make your purchase.

Check out the feedback section of my shop for reviews from my customers! Here are some examples:

"Loved the photo and loved the nice touch of the card included. Thank you for a beautiful gift for my dad."

"This is such a beautiful, colorful picture! Great addition to my Philly collection. Thank you! Will be looking for more Philly photos soon."

"Just received the phtographs. Wow!!! I love them. Great work and fast shipping. Thanks, Allison"

"LOVE LOVE LOVE this photo! What a lovely seller, great communication, & nice lil' surprise included! =]"

"Super fast shipping and everything came in great condition. Thanks again!"

"Super friendly and professional. Thanks again. Perfection. Definitely looking forward to working with you again."