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Stephanie Laird Book Site

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Who I am

Hello! My name is Stephanie Laird

I love photography, it's my life! Thing is I am not a "great photographer". I would enter competitions and usually not do very well. My images were, well, boring. That was until I found Adobe Photoshop Elements. That opened an amazing new and creative world for me.

My images have been used by major greeting card companies such as Leanin' Tree and ASAP graphics. They have been sold under fine art licenses and have been used as book covers, CD covers and magazine covers. I have been published as contributing photographer to the Haven Magazine, a showcase of beautifully styled homes, The Parade Magazine, Photographer's Edge, Animal Talk magazine and lots others, too numerous to list here.

My shows (all one person) include, Stacked Stone Cellars, The Porch, Silver Stone Vineyards and Sylvester Vineyards. Cooperative shows including Cafe Vio Art Gallery and The Celebration of Life, a national tour.

Competitions (one of my favorite things to do now) are way too many to list but include First Place in Betterphoto's international competition with over 30 thousand entries, Best of Show at the California Mid-State Fair for 2009 & 2010, 2013 and 2015,1st for Professional Artistic in the Equine Photographer's Network's annual photography contest and a whole lot more.

But I love to share what I have learned with others, and I encourage you to just start using Photoshop Elements. It's fun and you will surprise yourself with "the creative genius" that you are!

Since I started selling my ebooks, I have received so many beautiful pictures from people who have learned these techniques. It has been a real joy to introduce them to Fantasy Fusion Photography and to see where their own special creativity takes them!

Photoshop Elements Tutorials Kindle Version just $1.99 each

My Short but Sweet Book on Starting your Own Line of Greeting Cards $1.99 This went to the #1 spot on Amazon for short reads in art kindle books upon it's release.

The Governor Of California, AKA "The Terminator". 
This letter made me feel, I do have something to share!

Interested in my Art Prints?  Just click on the image below!

I have a whole line of Equine and Pet Sympathy Cards ...
just click below

Below are some of the uses of my artwork:

Winner of February's Greeting Card Design Challenge at GCU

Second Place Equine Photographer's Network Professional Division 2015
Best of Show Mid State Fair 2015

CD Cover For Wells Hollow's Crossing Over


Mid State Fair 2013

Book Cover - Fear of Failure

5th for the ART OF HORSE magazine's annual contest

Billboard, Pomar Junction Wines

Visions of World Peace CD Cover

1st in Professional Artistic at the Equine Photographer's Network

1st Place Betterphoto

Artwork for Book Cover K'aalogii

Best of Show Mid State Fair 2009

Cover Species Link Magazine

Best of Show Mid State Fair

Paso Robles, CA.

Cover Artwork, Death From Down Under on Amazon

First, Betterphoto

Cover of Species Link

National Tour With the Celebration of Life Photo Contest Winners

Species Link