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Who are these people?

(Photograph by Jose Vassallo. No Florida scrub jays were harmed in the making of this photograph)
Nancy and Bruce (and friends)

Nancy was born and raised in Miami, Florida, and has been taking pictures most of her life. During her forty years as a school teacher, she has used the summers to lead scout groups on camping trips through state and national parks to the far corners of this great country. She has seen every state, and has driven from Miami to Alaska four times. In recent years, she has expanded her horizons on trips with her husband, Bruce, to all seven continents. During her travels, her passion continues to be nature and wildlife photography. Other interests include sailing, canoeing, diving, hiking, bicycle riding, and camping. Since she retired from teaching in 2009, she has devoted her energy to bringing her passion to the public by connecting people with nature through her photographs.

To see pictures of Nancy in action, check out action.html.

Bee Happy Graphics was created in 2007 to produce, display, and sell the photography of Nancy Moreland. We can sell our images in digital form or print our artwork in several sizes and media. We cut our own mats, cut glass, and build frames, so that we can sell our work either framed or unframed. We can even print our images on canvas with a gallery wrap. You can check our our products here.

Alternately, we can perform any of these services on the images of our clients.

Our Photographic Philosophy

This is fine art photography, not photojournalism. Yet we don’t believe we can improve on God’s work. It is our intent to bring the glory of God’s imagination to you without material embellishment. In post-processing, we do correct for the inadequacies of our equipment. We may also simplify the event, possibly by invoking other dimensions, or de-emphasize non-essential components (like our background), but the result will still accurately represent the event as we saw it. In our photography, we do require a skill set that may not be emphasized by more conventional artists, like research and planning, patience, and careful observation. If, as an example of God’s imagination, we want to show you as concisely as possible the breadth of His color spectrum (or gamut) as applied to birds, we cannot obviously invent a bird or alter its appearance (although that is perfectly within our post-processing capabilities). We must find the bird and wait patiently under less-than-ideal conditions for a display that best exemplifies His work. At the same time, we conform to (or tactically break) the same rules of composition as other artists.

Our Vision

To connect people with nature.
To protect threatened and endangered species.
To inspire citizens to safeguard wildlife and the natural world.
To create a better world for both people and wildlife.

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Our Equipment

The following lists are partial and are subject to change without notice.

Nancy

Although Nancy started with Nikon SLR equipment, she changed over to Canon when she entered the digital age in 2005. (For the story on that change, see our FAQ.)

Bruce

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Our Workflow

Nancy and her husband, Bruce, do all of their own work. After Nancy captures an image, Bruce will do the post-processing and printing of the pictures using an Epson Stylus Pro 9900 pigment-based inkjet printer on a variety of fine art and photo papers or canvas, and cutting of mats and glass. Together they will do the picture framing or stretching of canvas. They display their work at art shows and exhibitions around Florida.

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Awards

Nancy has received a number of awards, including:

  1. 3rd Place for Photography at Stuart's ArtsFest 2018
  2. Honorable Mention at Winter Haven's Central Park Arts Festival in 2017
  3. 2nd Place for Photography at Stuart's ArtsFest 2017
  4. 2nd Place for the Helen Aufford Memorial Award at the Lake Wales Arts Festival in 2016
  5. 1st Place for Photography at Stuart's ArtsFest 2016
  6. Honorable Mention at the Woodstock Arts & Crafts Festival in Sunrise, Florida in 2013.
  7. An Award of Merit for “God’s Artistry” at the 51st Annual Halifax Art Festival in Daytona Beach in 2013.
  8. Best Nature Print Honorable Mention in Group A for “Hovering Hummer” and Best Event Print for ‘Human Tower” in the 2013 Kendall Camera Club Annual Competition.
  9. Honorable Mention in 2012 at the Woodstock Arts & Crafts Festival in Sunrise, Florida.
  10. The Robert Woodard Award for 1st Place in Photography at the 39th Annual Temple Terrace Community Arts Festival in 2012.
  11. First Place at Pioneer Days in High Springs, Florida in 2012.
  12. The Billy Marlow Nature Award for Best Nature Print in Group A in the 2011 Kendall Camera Club Annual Competition for “Pineland Fog”. In the same competition, she also received awards for the Best Landscape Print for “The Flow of Life” and Best Pet Print for “Mom’s Best Friend”.
  13. Best Wildlife Print in the 2010 Kendall Camera Club Annual Competition.
  14. Second Place at Pioneer Days in High Springs, Florida in 2010.
  15. Honorable Mention in the 2009 Photo Contest by the Explorer’s Corner for “Arctic Fox”.
  16. Nancy was recognized with three photographs in the Falcon Guide book Birding Florida by Brian Rapoza (2007); a red-shouldered hawk, limpkins, and an osprey.

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Comments From Others

From a couple we met at the Woodstock Arts & Crafts Festival in Sunrise, Florida in 2014, about one of their photographs that we edited and printed as a 20" by 20" by 1.5" gallery-wrapped canvas:

Hello Nancy & Bruce,

[My husband] & I are elated with the picture. It's exactly what we envisioned & more. Your attention to detail is evident, the highest quality is "written" on every aspect of the finished picture and framing.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Sincerely,

X

From a member of the staff of the Woodstock Arts & Crafts Festival who then became a customer about an additional picture we sent him to put on the SD card of Nancy's pictures that he had purchased:

Hi Bruce,

Thank you so much for the quick response. The photo is absolutely awesome. I to, enjoyed speaking with both of you. It was a wonderful way to end the weekend. Lord willing we will see you next year.

May God continue to bless you and have a joyous Christmas season.

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From a customer at the Pinecrest Gardens Fine Arts Festival in Pinecrest, Florida with feedback on the experience:

“Very knowledgable!”

From a lady we met at the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival in Fernandina Beach, Florida in 2012, where she bought a framed picture of a Barred Owl, with feedback on a picture of a pair of Barn Owls from another Florida photographer that she had us buy for her, mat, frame, and ship (in 2016):

“Went out if your way to get a photo from another photographer and put it all together for me.”

In a separate e-mail about the picture she said:

Wanted to let you know picture is home and already hung. I love it. Thank you so much.

From a customer at Tamarac Arts and Crafts Festival in 2016, with feedback on the experience:

“great images, fantastic quality, and what a pleasure to talk to them.”

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Come See Us

From late September to early May, we exhibit our photography at art festivals in Florida. There you can come by and see some of our work, whether framed, unframed, or gallery-wrapped and even take some of it home (for a modest fee). Nancy will be glad to explain the story behind each picture. You can find our complete schedule at BeeHappyGraphics.com/schedule. If you'd like to be notified of upcoming events, or learn about wildlife, or photography, sign up for our blog at BeeHappyGraphics.com/blog.

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Contact Us

Several ways to contact us can be found at BeeHappyGraphics.com/blog/contact/.

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