About - Siltwood Studio

Need to know more about Siltwood Studio?

You've seen my photos, but maybe you're curious about me or my inspiration.

Here's the scoop. My name is Penny Smolinski. I'm an Oregon native. And, while my travels have taken me across the country and back, I currently live in the Portland-area. I guess you could call me a "weekend warrior" photographer. A few years ago, I was gifted an old DSLR Canon camera.  That innocuous act created an addict. Now, most of my free time is spent out and about taking photos. My focus is nature, in particular plants. In particular, flowers.

Photography has allowed me combine two of my interests: art and the outdoors. I love learning about the world outside ... what each season brings, the characteristics of different landscapes, the shadows a quick change in the light can cast. I try to capture tiny things that might easily be overlooked, highlighting them in their own beauty.

While I grow as a student of the craft, I hope you'll enjoy browsing my site. To find additional photos, click on the Flickr link in the menu. You can also check out my blog to learn more about places I've visited or tips that might be helpful in your photography adventures.

If you would like to order prints of any of my photos on this site, or elsewhere; have pictures taken of your plants; or have questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.