Photography is something that has always been a part of Amanda’s life. She has no formal training, just a love of capturing images of ordinary things that people pass by or
take for granted.
She takes strictly digital images using a Canon Rebel XSi and uses Adobe photoshop as her digital darkroom. While she takes both color and black and white pictures, she also enjoys blending the two. Using Photoshop, she can strip the color from a photo and then return the color to the selected object to highlight it. For example: a photo of a flower in a field might fade into the background and be virtually unseen, but by color spotting it she can make it pop off the page.
Once she has the image, she and her Rhett custom matte the photos and design the frames to highlight the specific photo. Many of her photographs currently on display at MountainMade are framed in barn wood. “We’ve been blessed to get barn wood wherever we can.”
In 2008, she entered a photo contest held by her local news paper and one of her images was picked for the ‘Best Close-Up.’ Most recently she entered the annual juried Nancy Rodig Exhibit held at the Arts Centre in Berkeley County, where 4 of her pieces were chosen for display.
Amada juried with MountainMade last year and this is our first opportunity to feature her work in the Gallery.