Launching my floral tank top collection.

Last week I shared my floral dress collection and was overwhelmed by the great response and lovely comments I received. So thank you all so much for that, it is really appreciated!

Following on from this I thought I would share a different product from my florals range. Using the same flower photographs but this time applied to a vest or tank top. This tanks have a slight sheer silky chiffon front panel, with a soft jersey back panel creating a loose flowing fit top.

This range can also be purchased from my RedBubble shop. The great thing with shopping with RedBubble is that they have a great returns policy, so you can rest assured knowing that should the item not meet your expectations they will refund or replace. This is brilliant considering you are buying unique bespoke clothing!

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Spring photo opportunities

I really love this time of year. The flowers are emerging, cute baby animals are being born and on the whole the sun is shinning. All these combine to make a perfect scenario for getting out and about and taking photographs!

I am very lucky to live near to some wonderful countryside which gives me even more opportunities to capture some great images.

I have recently been lucky enough to come across a number of young birds, in particular ducks and geese.  I love goslings as they really are the cutest and fluffiest of the the baby birds!

I thought that these cute animals would love lovely on some of my products so I gave it a go. I really so think they look amazing! What do you think? To see more of my designs on a range of products visit my RedBubble shop.

Close up of a gosling bird looking towards the camera, illustrated as an example tablet case.
A quizzical gosling featured on a table case.

 

photograph of a baby goose on a bag
A cute gosling featured on a tote bag.

Tulip wins bronze award.

I have been having a play around with some high key still life photography. I chose some tulips and carnation flowers as my subjects and set them against a white background. I  used a photography light tent, and lit the scene using a couple of powerful lamps.

It took a while to set the correct level of light in order to light the subject well without blowing out the whites or creating distracting shadows.

One of my favourite images from this series was of a single tulip. I love the way the colours look even more vivid against the plain white background. I was very pleased to hear this week that this image was awarded a bronze bar from the Guild of Photographers, taking my total up to 5 bronze awards this year.

Single tulip flower set against white background.
High key tulip flower wins bronze award.

 

I had also previously selected this image to feature on a number of products in my RedBubble shop.

Tulip Laptop skin being modelled
Laptop skin with colourful tulip design.

I felt the simple, yet beautiful nature of this single flower lent itself wonderfully to the photo products available. These can be viewed here.

Two more awarded images this month!

I am over the moon to discover today that I have received two more bronze awards for my images. Back in February I shared my exciting news that I had received two bronze awards from the Guild of Photographers, and today I found out that I have received two more.

The standard of photography is so high within this group so to have my work recognised as being of Bronze standard is very exciting for me.

The two awarded images can  be seen below, and are also available to purchase from my RedBubble shop.

Monochrome image of a canada goose with outstretched wings.
Canada goose receives bronze award.
A single crow wading in the sea.
A single crow receives bronze award

Unique products featuring my photographic art!

I am loving spring! With the longer sunny days and the colourful spring flowers it really is my favourite season. It has inspired me to capture photographs of some colourful flowers. I Wanted to try and get something a little different so I have been photographing single flowers and playing around with the colours.

I am enjoying the results, so much so i have uploaded some new images to my Redbubble site. This site allows my images to be printed onto a wide range of products, from gift cards and stickers, to clocks and clothing. Some of my floral designs can be viewed here.

I particularly enjoyed playing with this tulip image and adding the different effects on it. I thought I would share a couple of the designs with you here. In the first image I decided to remove the colour to create a sepia tone. As it is colour that is normally associated with flowers I thought it would be interesting to see how it would look with the it removed. I think it produces an unusual and dramatic image.

Tulip t-shirt being worn by a model.
Tulip T-shirt design.

I also removed the background colour to the image to create a .PNG. This has allowed me to upload just the image of the flower which can be purchased as a cut out sticker, as shown in this image below.

Tulip Laptop skin being modelled
Laptop skin with colourful tulip design.

My online gallery

Over the last few months I have not been out and about with my camera as much as usual, which has resulted in fewer blog posts sharing my discoveries. However, I have been busier than ever!

I have been quietly working behind the scenes over the cold winter days putting together a selection of my favourite photographs. I wanted a central website for all of these images and decided to set up an online gallery.

It is still early days, as it is taking me a long time to trawl through the thousands of images I have stored on my computer. So far, I have a gallery of birds and one of insects which I will continue to include more of my favourite images as I process them. I have also included a gallery for my recent bronze bar awarded images.  Over the coming months I have plans to add flowers and abstract art, so watch this space!

If you would like to see some of my work the gallery can be viewed here.

Screen shot of the homepage for Sara Sadler photography online.
Homepage for my new online gallery

 

Highly commended Images

This week the Society of International Nature and wildlife photographers announced the winners of their February competition. There were some truly amazing images entered, which is always an inspiration to me.

I am also really chuffed to have been awarded “Highly Commended” for two of the images I entered. They were “the ant and the aphid” and my favourite image of the moment “the bee”.

Two insects on the stem of a rose bush working together to get food.
The Ant and the Aphid

 

Close up of a British Black Bee gathering pollen.
Bee. (Technical info: focal length 100mm, 1/500 at f/9.0, ISO 640)

The SINWP is a society for amateur and professional photographers who specialise in capturing images of the natural world. My images along with the other highly commended photographs can be viewed here.