January – National Hobby Month – Carola Bartz

Did you know that January is National Hobby Month? I would like to share the hobby  of a member of the Etsy Christmas In July Team with you.

CarolaBartz has many hobbies and the one she loves the most is photography. She does sell some of her photos as greeting cards and prints in her shop.


She first became interested in photography when she was ten years old. Her dad would take photos while they were on vacation and she asked him how to use his camera. After she had taken her first bad photos she was hooked.


For her tenth birthday Carola received an Instamatic camera and she was happy. After a few years, however, the limited possibilities were not enough for her any more. Being disappointed that she could not achieve what she had in mind. The solution was a SLR, a Nikon EM that she had for almost 25 years. With this camera she learned everything about photography and enjoyed every minute. Only when it broke down did she consider upgrading to digital photography.


Her favorite subjects are nature, animals and of course her daughter! Thanks to her daughters patience she has learned more about portrait photography.


Carola takes her camera with her everywhere, and she especially loves the early morning light. She has taken several photography classes through the years and her photography has developed a lot. She likes to play with photoshop as well and add textures to some of her photos.

In conclusion we will leave you with her favorite photograph.



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