Photography is my passion and my hobby but it is also much more than a hobby.
I like to make products and use my own photos, like postcards and calendar and some time ago I “found” Zazzle.
Zazzle is an American online marketplace that allows designers and customers to create their own products with independent manufacturers (clothing, posters, etc.), as well as use images from participating companies. Zazzle has partnered with many brands to amass a collection of digital images from companies like Disney and Hallmark.
I opened a shop at Zazzle and start designing posters, calendars and cards by using my own photos. But I realised that photos, nature photos, can look good on a poster but not always so good on a phone case. More abstract patterns are often more attractive.
Now I still use my photos, especially on my Switzerland calendars but also patterns on other products.