Heavenly Light Sunrise Landscape

Fine Art Landscape by Christina Rollo

I’m blessed to have a beautiful view of the nearby forest from our home. I also have the pleasure of viewing a variety of wildlife throughout the seasons. Beyond the trees there’s a pond in the woods where my tree house is located. It’s very much like Henry David Thoreau’s Walden Pond.

On a damp morning in late summer I awoke to this spectacular sunrise. I watched for about half an hour while beautiful rays of heavenly light danced through the trees. It was very inspiring to watch. It was such a blessing for me to experience this peaceful scenery, I hope you will enjoy it too!

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Walk softly, let nature be your guide…

Christina Rollo
Fine Art Photographer
Binghamton, New York
www.rollosphotos.com

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Snow White Tufted Titmouse Photo Art by Christina Rollo

Photo Art by Christina Rollo Snow White Tufted Titmouse

Snow White Tufted Titmouse – Beautiful Tufted Titmouse sitting on a snowy landscape. This photo is one of my favorite winter bird photos! I really enjoy watching and photographing these birds at this time of year.

The Tufted Titmouse is a small North American bird from the tit and chickadee family. They are gray on top and white underneath with an adorable face, and a cute crest of gray hair at the top of their head. They are common at bird feeders especially in winter when food is scarce.

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‘Snow White Tufted Titmouse’

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Christina Rollo
Fine Art Photographer
Binghamton, New York
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Butterfly Twins Photo Art by Christina Rollo

Butterfly Twins

While I was working in the yard on a warm summer day, I noticed lots of butterflies flying around a patch of coneflowers in our garden. It looked like a great opportunity to get my camera and take a break from my yard work. Being a ‘fair weather photographer’, it had been a while since I used my camera. As I began to photograph the butterflies I became frustrated. The shots weren’t turning out as I expected.

I sat for about an hour and took a total of 30 photographs. I captured what I thought were a few good shots of the Fritillary butterflies. I was happy with only one shot from the series, but decided to post a few of the photos to my image gallery anyway.

Two orange Fritillary Butterflies feeding on pink Zinnia flower against green background. Two Rivers Photography, competition winner.

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‘Butterfly Twins’ by Christina Rollo

It didn’t take long for ‘Butterfly Twins’, two Fritillary butterflies on top of a coneflower, to gain attention and win a photography competition. I quickly realized I had been taking these beautiful butterflies for granted. It’s not unusual for me to see two or three butterflies on a flower. The coneflowers I planted several years ago have spread. They are one of the most productive plants in our garden, attracting all kinds of insects and butterflies.

From this experience I learned it’s a good idea to show some images I’m not entirely pleased with. I welcome feedback and I’m always grateful to hear your thoughts about my images. It’s been an important part of the learning process as I continue to study and photograph various subjects in nature. Come and enjoy my entire collection of fine art photography at www.rollosphotos.com.

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Christina Rollo
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Art of Selling

Selling Art Online

Often times I don’t realize how much knowledge and experience I have acquired until I receive your questions and comments regarding nature, photography and the art of selling. Continue reading for answers to the most commonly asked questions I receive, and enjoy a few of my hummingbirds along the way.

Are you selling your photography?

Yes, I’ve been selling my photography for several years now. However, it hasn’t been an easy road. I’ve spent a great deal of time learning, editing, and marketing my work. In addition to many other activities such as social networks, exhibits, photo competitions, etc. All have helped me to present my work to the public and move my photography career forward. I try not to expect too much at one time. When I do a self comparison, it’s usually a comparison of where I was last year, not yesterday or last week.

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How much money do you make?

It varies from month to month. Of course sales are a great reward, but some weeks or months, there are no sales. For me, an off week is one of the most frustrating things about the art world. Art collectors do not purchase with regularity and seem to be fickle at times. So much of my time is invested in creating my photographs, it’s tempting to give up during these periods. A positive attitude is extremely important. You must believe in your self and the quality of your work, never stop learning. I always ask myself, what can I do better? I usually come up a long list of things, and begin working on them.

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Do you like Fine Art America?

Yes I like Fine Art America. Previous to my print on demand website I was printing, matting, and framing everything myself. I exhibited my work and attended art shows. Not only was this time consuming, but I was left with inventory which I couldn’t find time to sell. Fine Art America is one of the most professional art sites I’ve been involved with. I’ve learned a great deal from the wonderful community of artists who participate and sell their work there.

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The convenience of print on demand makes life easy. Collectors of my work have extensive choices for matting and framing through Fine Art America. I find the print quality to be exceptional, there are many papers and canvases to choose from, colors are long lasting and vibrant. Customer satisfaction is important, and Fine Art America offers a 30-day money back guarantee. They will contact artists if an image ordered doesn’t meet their standard for print quality. This provides me the reassurance I need that any order filled by them meets high quality standards.

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I want to sell my photos, what advice to you have for me?

Each person is different you have to fulfill your own needs. Figure out what you’re comfortable with, read, experiment. What works for one person may not work for another. Try many different things. Learn everything you can about your craft and make consistent efforts to improve, never give up. Accept the realities of the art world, there will be disappointments. Selling doesn’t come easy for everyone, it takes time for people to become familiar with your work. When people are not buying, it doesn’t mean they’ve lost interest, don’t get discouraged.

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When things go well, ride the wave! This will be one of the most difficult things you ever do, it’s a true test of perseverance. Very best wishes to all who embark on this journey!

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Christina Rollo
Fine Art Photographer
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Photo Art by Christina Rollo Square Bird Series

Photo Art by Christina Rollo Square Bird Series

I’ve just added a new square bird series to my shop. They are several of my best selling birds in square format to mix and match in a variety of mediums, framed prints, canvas, acrylic, or metal prints, whatever suits your style. My cute winter chickadee will add natural beauty to any room, or for a seasonal theme check out my fall birds. With so many styles to choose from you can’t possibly go wrong. Come and visit my website www.rollosphotos.com to enjoy the rest of my square art prints. Shop whenever it’s convenient for you. We’re open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Start building your fine art nature collection today!

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Inspiring Artists to Watch

Artistic Excellence

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead. ~Louisa May Alcott

The following is a list of photographers and artist who have greatly influenced and inspired me. They have been invaluable to my professional growth. I suggest you check out all of these inspiring artists, and follow them on your social networks. Enjoy your journey!

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Blue Ridge Parkway Light Rays by Dave Allen
Dave Allen, Fine Art Landscape Photographer
Website || Facebook || Flickr || Google+

Ethereal Autumn by Bill Wakeley
Bill Wakeley, Fine Art Nature & Landscape Photographer
Website || Facebook || Google+ || Blog

Snowy Owl on a Rock Pile by John Vose
John Vose, Fine Art Nature & Landscape Photographer
Website || Facebook || Google+ || Flickr

I'm Still Learning To Love by Lili Ana
Shine by Lili Ana, Fine Art Photographer
Website || Facebook || Google+ || Flickr

Sweet Jenny Bursting With Music by Nikki Marie Smith
Nikki Marie Smith, Visual Artist
Website || Blog || Facebook || Google+

Fantasy Skies by Mark Tisdale
Mark Tisdale, Fine Art Travel Photographer
Website || Facebook || Google+

Black Eyed Susans by Ken Powers
Ken Powers, Fine Art Watercolor Artist
Website || Facebook || Google+

Sparks Lane by Joseph Rossbach
Joseph Rossbach, Outdoor & Nature Photographer
Website || Facebook || Google+

Bitterroot Gold by Linda Lantzy
Linda Lantzy, Fine Art Photographer
Website || Facebook || Google+

Point Arena Lighthouse Coastal Bluffs Surf by G Dan Mitchell
G Dan Mitchell, Visual Opportunist & Photographer
Website || Facebook || Flickr || Google+

Beauty Creek by Jay Patel
Jay Patel, Landscape & Nature Photographer
Website || Blog || Facebook || Google+

Winter South Haven Lighthouse by Dean Pennala
Dean Pennala, Nature Photographer
Website || 500px.com || Fine Art Prints

Morning Cloud Layer Oxbow Bend In Fall Grand Tetons by Dave Welling
Dave Welling, Nature Photographer
Stock Image Website || Fine Art Prints || Facebook || Google+


Patrick Di Fruscia, Landscape Photographer
Website || Facebook || Google+

Windsong by Phil Koch
Phil Koch, Landscape Photographer
Website || Facebook || Google+

This list will continue to grow. Check back often for more inspiring artists and photographers to watch. If you would like to be included in this list, please contact me with a link to your website portfolio for review. I welcome you to follow my progress as well, and hope you have enjoyed your visit.

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Walk softly, let nature be your guide…

Christina Rollo
Fine Art Photographer
www.rollosphotos.com