Greeting Cards for All Occasions


My Etsy shop is now carrying greet cards of my photography.  You have your choice of 5 packages or 6 in a pack.  The cards are from Strathmore with a 3 x 5 cut-out that can hold a 4 x 6 photo.  You can pick the greeting cards already packaged, or you can have your pick. The listings have variations you can choose from like photo finish or how many.  The cards are great for any occasions – thank you cards, friendship cards, thinking of you, birthdays, just about any occasion.  Here’s some examples of the cards.

@ https://www.etsy.com/listing/229659243/black-and-white-photography-greeting?ref=shop_home_active_3
Black and White Greeting Cards
https://www.etsy.com/listing/240935173/blank-photo-note-cards-envelopes?ref=listing-shop-header-0
Landscape and Beach Greeting Cards

Flower Lady


On the Darkside
On the Darkside

I’d say I’m a coneflower nut.  I should be called the “Flower Lady”.  I take pictures of flowers especially coneflowers just about any where.  The parks,  arboretums, craft stores and garden centers. I don’t have to pay them either.  My biggest challenge, however, is how make it sellable. How to I get people to buy my prints.  Do Photographs even sell? What’s the best-selling?  Landscapes, flowers or nature?  I’ve been trying things that will make my prints standout.

I wish there were honest critiques that would judge my work and help me know if I’m not doing it right or I am.    It’s getting to the point  on Facebook where your Facebook photographer friends don’t like your work out of support like they use to.  Of course I take this as “I don’t like it.”

The pictures here I took with my iPhone – you can take it everywhere with you.

You can click on my etsy box in sidebar to see other photos.

I love challenged so I’ll keep trying

Dancing Flowers
Dancing Flowers

Coneflowers are Magical


Vickie Hibler Photography©
Vickie Hibler Photography©

Coneflower is a native North American perennial sporting daisy-like flowers with raised centers. The flower, plant,

Vickie Hibler Photography©
Vickie Hibler Photography©

and root of some types are used in herbal remedies widely renowned as a medicinal plant, coneflowers are a long-flowering perennial for borders, wildflower meadows, and prairie gardens. Blooming midsummer to fall, the plants are relatively drought-tolerant and rarely bothered by pests. The flowers are a magnet for butterflies, and the seeds in the dried flower heads attract songbirds. Flower colors include rose, purple, pink, and white, plus a new orange variety. Plants grow 2 to 4 feet tall, depending on variety.  I could spend hours photographing coneflowers and all forms of daisies.

This is a few and you can fine them in my store  at the https://www.etsy.com/shop/VickiesPhotography?ref=hdr_shop_menu  or my professional website http://vickiehibler.zenfolio.com/.

 You can purchase at both links.

Day at the Beach!


I awoke at 6:00am sharp..  It was so bright I thought it was later.  Something was calling me.  “Why not just go to the beach,” I asked myself.  I’m glad I did it turned out to be a beautiful day.  Something about  the early morning that makes me feel fresh and alive.  Listening to the waves pounding the banks makes me feel hearten – I stare at the ocean with a smile and thanked God for another day.

Wrightsville Beach, NC
Wrightsville Beach, NC

0517-72-3

Do You Know What Makes a Great Photograph?


I’m still trying to figure what makes a good picture. What do people want?  Yes, I’ve sold some prints, but I want to sell more. No, I don’t have a $3,000 camera nor to I have all the equipment.  I have a Canon Rebel T5 and a Nikon D90 with several good lenses.  I also have a tripod.

I have ADD and I bust my butt to try to learn about photography.  I’m self-taught with only one class in photography with a film camera.  I learned how to use a dark room and developed my own film.  Then the digital camera came along, and BAM! it took over the world. Well I had to have a digital so I bought  a Nikon D5100 that I loved. Had to sell, because of finances.  Most of the photographers I know buy the best camera and lenses.  I have my little ones.  But I try.

When I got the digital I had no idea what to do with it.  I read and tested and read and watched other photographer’s.  It took me a long time to learn about the lighting system.  But I tried.

http://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/what-makes-a-great-photograph/

It’s okay not be the best just do the best you can.

Greenfield Lake, North Carolina
Greenfield Lake, North Carolina
Ft. Fisher-10-1
Fort Fisher, North Carolina

Pelicans are Strange Creatures


I love pelicans – They are unique and the pelicans looks likes he’s either laughing or smiling.  They are several species and colors.  The one is this picture is what I call a Texas Pelican, because that’s where I photographed him.  There is a historical lake area called “White Rock Lake” that have abundance of wildlife. These prints can be found at https://www.etsy.com/listing/232062481/nature-photography-pelican-bird-fine-art?ref=listing-shop-header-1

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James Bowen and his wife Julia, sailing on White Rock Lake in the summer of 1940

“Construction on White Rock Lake began in 1910 in response to a water shortage in Dallas. After the lake was completed in 1911, residential construction around the lake increased, and in the early 1930s the Dallas Park Board, with the help of the Civilian Conservation Corps, began developing the lakeshores into a municipal park”

Hope you enjoy the pictures.

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Little Big Towns with Great Beaches – North Carolina


It’s spring, but summer will be here quickly. These pictures will help you think of a relaxing beach rand warm sun after the cold…winter.  The first, is one of the nicest fishing pier’s on Oak Island, NC with some of the most beautiful beaches  The second is Caswell Beach, NC – a small community but beautiful beaches.

Oak Island, NC Fishing Pier
Oak Island, NC Fishing Pier
Caswell Beach, NC
Caswell Beach, NC