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Kari R. Frey
Photographer Of The Month | February 2014
About The Artist
Do you consider yourself an amateur or professional photographer? Please explain.
I am a self-taught amateur who would love to be a pro! But I’m a busy mom, homemaker and part-time house cleaner, and I lack the funds for a better camera and expensive prime lenses. Nonetheless, I have seen some of my event photography published in a Missouri state-wide magazine, I’m one of 5 photographers in a Winter 2013 gallery show, and have personally sold some of my nature photos.
How did you get started in photography?
My dad (who had his own darkroom in the 1930’s) got me interested in photography when I was about 15, though I was snapping pictures before that, as well. I then became my high school’s Yearbook Photography Editor and am currently my family’s photographic archivist, along with photographing for my own personal enjoyment, to be a blessing to others, and hopefully, for sales. It has become a passion of mine.
What area of photography do you specialize in?
Nature, especially—both landscapes and close-ups--as I seek to use my photography to point my viewers to God, and to proclaim with Anthony of Padua: “If created things are so utterly lovely, how gloriously beautiful must be He who made them!” However, I’ll shoot anything with interesting colors, lines, textures or shapes that also captures my eye. I photograph non-wedding events, as well.
How do you distribute your photo products?
Mainly through my church’s art gallery, where I sell my framed, matted and notecard photographs. But I’m currently seeking other avenues, as well, such as creating a website and fb page, seeking out art galleries, creating and selling posters, and offering my photographs (of a business) to that business free of charge if they’ll credit me with the work (just to get my name out there).
How have Photographer's Edge products helped you grow as a photographer?
Photographer’s Edge has been a great help to me in the area of offering quality photographic sales presentation products at a price I can afford.