Thursday, January 17, 2013

The fPOE Collective - Vol 04: Reflections

Honored to have my Reflections in Blue photograph featured alongside the work of such talented ladies from the Female Photographers of Etsy group!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Black Friday / Cyber Monday Sale

Modern Mood Photography is having a sale! From Thanksgiving, 11/22 - Monday 11/26 save 25% on all photographs in my Etsy shop All prices will be automatically marked down so no need for coupon codes. Happy Thanksgiving!!! 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Emancipated Artist Interview

My recent interview with The Emancipated Artist!

Name: Shandel Gauthier

Job Title/Description: Fine art photographer

Personal website/online gallery:

What’s your camera of choice?
I’ve used a variety of cameras, mainly Nikon and Canon. I learned on the most basic of 35 mm cameras in college with the instructor’s intention being we truly learn how to use a camera. With that in mind I recently bought a Canon T2i, which has a lot of manual controls and is a more basic camera than many that are out there. I like the simplicity of it as well as the high image quality.

Finish this sentence:Taking pictures makes me feel happy…simple as that.

What subjects do you love capturing the most?I love photographing architecture, nature and people. It’s more about capturing a certain view or moment that I find intriguing. 
Who are some of your photography icons? 
I greatly admire the early photographers; their job was much more complicated than ours. Alfred Stieglitz comes to mind. I have great respect for photography that documents the not so pretty side of life such as Diane Arbus and Dorothea Lange. 

Where do you find your inspiration to keep your photography fresh and creative? Everywhere. I tend to look at objects, even the most commonplace, and view them in a different way. Sometimes the most basic form can produce the most interesting photograph.

Do you enjoy other creative endeavors besides photography? 
I write, paint, draw and love interior design. My degree is in 3 dimensional design (industrial design) and sculpture so I have a broad interest and appreciation for visual arts.

What’s the key to doing what you love AND making a living? 
Well I’m just starting out but feel that doing what you love is crucial to making a living. Having passion for an occupation makes your work less about a job and more about what you can contribute to the world in your small way.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

And the Winner is...

Congratulations to Monica Wile!!! 

You are the winner of the End of Summer Giveaway! Thank you to all who entered. Check back in the future for more giveaways!

(Monica's favorite photo) 

And for those who didn't win this time I've extended the sale through September 9th for 20% off with the code GIVEAWAYSALE

Monday, August 20, 2012

End of Summer Giveaway and Sale

End of Summer Giveaway

Modern Mood Photo Giveaway info:
Goodbye Summer...Hello Fall. In honor of the crisp air and the colorful leaves of my favorite season I'm having a Giveaway! Enter to win your choice of any – 8x10 or 8x12 photo from Modern Mood Photography on Etsy. This giveaway ends on September 3rd at 11:59pm PST when one winner will be randomly selected. Check back on Tuesday morning, 9/04 when the winner will be announced!

How to Enter:
Go to  and take a look! Reply to this post with a comment on which is your favorite photo. (US entries only) 
(Make sure to leave an email address so I can contact you if you win)

Want extra chances to win! You get FIVE more opportunities!!!
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In conjunction with the giveaway save 20% on purchases through September 3rd with the coupon code GIVEAWAYSALE.  

Good Luck!

Friday, July 20, 2012