Paula Guttilla - Fine Artist

Paula Guttilla

Utica, IL - United States

 
 
 

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Paula Guttilla

Utica, IL - United States

Paula Guttilla - Fine Artist

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About Paula Guttilla

Paula Guttilla: Photographer
Hatchet Canyon Photography
Utica, IL

“Photography is the process of making pictures caused by the action of light.
The word comes from the Greek words φως phos (‘light’), and γραφις graphis (‘stylus’, ‘paintbrush’) or γραφη graphê, together meaning ‘drawing with light.”

My passion for photography started when I received my first camera at the age of 10, a Kodak Brownie. The wonderful photos in the Life Magazines that came weekly to my home also inspired me. Now whenever I have a break in my busy life I am either reading, studying, collecting or playing with photography. I was born and raised in Newton, Massachusetts and attended the University of Denver in Colorado. I met my husband Tom backpacking in Europe in 1972. I have worked for Jay Baxter, CPA for 30 years as an Accountant and an Enrolled Agent. I reside in Utica, IL and have two grown children and four grandchildren.

Philosophy- Photography gives me the opportunity by capturing light, space and time to share through my eyes the joy, splendor and truth of life. I consider myself an artist that uses photography to paint my canvas.

Subjects-I found my inspiration from nature. I love subjects that signify beauty and harmony and those usually include landscapes, sunsets, animals, flowers, birds, water reflections, butterflies, and trees. I look for compositions where the interplay between light, form, color, and subject inspire my heart. I am successful if the final result gives me the same reaction I felt when I took the photo.

Medium-I use a digital camera. I am constantly experimenting in Adobe Photoshop. The computer darkroom is a wonderful creative tool allowing me to take my photos to new and exciting dimensions.
My current Cameras: Canon Digital EOS 7D

Accolades:

• Smithsonian Magazine 4th Annual Photo Contest, one of ten
Altered Images Finalists: Dancing Tree: March 31, 2007.
• Illinois Bureau of Tourism, A Eye for Illinois Winter Photo Contest
Honorable Mention: House Finch in Utica: April 30, 2007
• Illinois Bureau of Tourism, A Eye for Illinois Spring/Summer Photo
Contest. Honorable Mention: Sunflowers Route 6, LaSalle: October, 2007.
• Illinois Bureau of Tourism, A Eye for Illinois Fall Photo Contest
Second Place: River Bluff Trail, Buffalo Rock State Park
Honorable Mention: Matthiessen Lake Falls: Feb. 19, 2008
• Illinois Bureau of Tourism, A Eye for Illinois Winter Photo Contest
Honorable Mention: Illinois River at Sunset: May 31, 2008
• Vintage Illinois 2008 Featured Wine Label: Bald Eagle photo.
• The Nature Conservancy on line. Nature Photo of the Week:
Great Sand Dunes National Park. July 31st, 2009
• Boston.com (online Boston Globe) National Parks Photo
Contest Judged by filmmaker Ken Burns, (1 of 30 winners) Great Sand
Dunes National Park: Sept.16, 2009
• Illinois Bureau of Tourism’s 2010 Governor's Conference used
my photo 'Looking Back at State Street' in a presentation.
• Smithsonian Channel: 2010. 1/2 hour episode for the Smithsonian Spotlight
series featuring the Smithsonian Magazine photo contest. Dancing Tree Altered and the Dancing Tree Original showcased.
• 2011 Aerial America Smithsonian Channel photo contest one of 5
Semifinalist in the food category.
• 2013 Cape Cod Guide Cover Photo
• Illinois Valley Market Guide cover 2007-2015
• Book Cover for “Ghost of the Illinois Canal System” by David Youngquist
for sale on Amazon.
• 6 large photo prints on permanent display at the Utica Village Hall, Utica IL
• 2014 Starved Rock Photography Club Contest 2nd Place Winner Illinois
Canyon Water Fall.
• The LaSalle News Tribune’s annual Community Review 2014 and 2015
photos of Utica, IL Spring 2015 Website Images for Utica IL’s new website
http://utica-il.gov/
• Getty Image Contributor: http://www.gettyimages.com/galleries/photographers/paula_guttilla

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Halfway House and Eagle by Paula Guttilla

 

Our Shining Star by Paula Guttilla

 

Empty and Lonely by Paula Guttilla

 

Dancing Tree by Paula Guttilla

 

American Goldfinch by Paula Guttilla

 

Hibiscus by Paula Guttilla

 

First West Branch Pond Moose by Paula Guttilla

 

Winter in Rural America by Paula Guttilla

 

Mount Hood by Paula Guttilla

 

Sunflowers along Rt 6 by Paula Guttilla

 

Black-Eyed Susans by Paula Guttilla

 

Daisies by Paula Guttilla

 

Wolf by Paula Guttilla

 

Beautiful Day by Paula Guttilla

 

Swaledale Yorkshire Dales by Paula Guttilla

 

Think Bees by Paula Guttilla

 

Sunset View from Charing Cross by Paula Guttilla

 

Funnel and Mesocyclone by Paula Guttilla

 

Celestial Sky by Paula Guttilla

 

Sun Flowers Past and Present by Paula Guttilla

 

Matthiessen State Park in Spring by Paula Guttilla

 

Bald Eagle Lock 14 by Paula Guttilla

 

Snowstorm at Starved Rock by Paula Guttilla

 

Nuthatch in snow storm by Paula Guttilla

 

Chickadee in Snowstorm by Paula Guttilla

 

Junco in Snowstorm by Paula Guttilla

 

Illinois Canyon May 2014 by Paula Guttilla

 

Skaftafell Glacier by Paula Guttilla

 

Dawn at Lake Myvatn by Paula Guttilla

 

Snaefellsnes Peninsula #1 by Paula Guttilla

 

Utica Fireworks by Paula Guttilla

 

Magic in the Sky by Paula Guttilla

 

Trumpeter Swan by Paula Guttilla

 

Bald Eagle by Paula Guttilla

 

Original Dancing Tree by Paula Guttilla

 

Starved Rock Eagle by Paula Guttilla

 

Winter Dreams by Paula Guttilla

 

Patiently Waiting 1 by Paula Guttilla

 

Patiently Waiting 2 by Paula Guttilla

 

Starved Rock Eagles by Paula Guttilla

 

Race Point by Paula Guttilla

 

Highland Lighthouse by Paula Guttilla

 

Illinois Canyon in Spring by Paula Guttilla

 

Purple Mountain Majesty by Paula Guttilla

 

Sun Above the Trees by Paula Guttilla

 

Sunrise on the I and M Canal by Paula Guttilla

 

Pink Rain over the Sleeping Indian by Paula Guttilla

 

When the Mountains Turn Pink... by Paula Guttilla

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