IMG_1819 meRebecca Plotnick took an unconventional route into the world of photography. She grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and studied Apparel Merchandising at Indiana University, but couldn’t stay away from photography. Over the last 10 years, she has explored the two poles of the medium – the dark room and the digital world. Rebecca wants her photographs to encourage people to “linger over the beauty of life a little longer.”

Rebecca splits her time between Paris and Chicago. Paris has been a huge inspiration for her in the photography world. Renting an apartment and living as a local allows her to be immersed in the culture and experience the every day Parisian life.

Rebecca’s work is featured at Pottery Barn, West Elm Chicago, Papyrus, Barnes and Noble, World Market, and Amazon.


Photographs are available for sale on etsy.

58 thoughts on “About

  1. Morgan

    What a great collection of photography between your blog and your etsy shop. It definitely inspires both art and travel and I can’t stop daydreaming. I’m just getting a travel photography store running on etsy: http://www.topknotchtravels.etsy.com and if you have any tips, I’d love to hear them. Are you able to support your travel through your art? How wonderful! Again, thanks for the inspiration and safe travels!!

  2. anna

    Hi Rebecca,
    your blog and etsy store are amazing and I feel inspired to get out and take more photos. I just got a digital camera, my first and was wondering if you had any tips for me as well.
    Anna πŸ™‚

    1. Rebecca Plotnick Post author

      Hi Anna,

      Thanks so much for your comment! Welcome to the world of photography. Do you have a point and shoot or a SLR camera? I would suggest going out to explore your city and see what catches your eye. Use the manual settings on your camera to adjust for lighting. Take lots of photographs!! If you find something you like take it at different angles not just straight on. Use your zoom and crop what you see. You want to show a different prospective than what is available to everyone. I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any more questions.


  3. Bryan Watson

    My friend saw your stand in Minneapolis and told me to check out your website and blog. I just have to say that the photos are amazing. I enjoy traveling and photography as well and it is truly nice to see that it is possible to make a living doing what they love. Next time I travel to Europe I will have to take more pictures. Just a few quick questions, do you encounter many language barriers on your adventurers? How many cameras do you bring with on your trips? Any tips?
    Look forward to the next update and safe travels.

    1. Rebecca Plotnick Post author

      Hi Bryan,

      Sorry it took me so long to respond! My biggest language barrier was Portugal so far. But it was so nice to relax and just embrace the culture in my surroundings. I have been lucky to not run into any real problems. I bring two cameras. I have multiple lenses that I bring with my big camera and I also have a little pocket camera. The pocket camera is great if the big one runs out of battery or to take out at night if you don’t want to lug a big camera around. Bring tons of memory cards and just shoot what you find interesting! Don’t forget to look up. There is a lot to see at eye level but look at everything that surrounds you. Let me know if you have any more questions.

  4. The Occasional Gal

    Hey Rebecca, great blog and photos! Just curious, what camera do you prefer to use – is it a digital slr? I also split between analog and digital, but I find increasingly I am using my digital – it is so much easier to work with than film, although has quite a different result.

  5. krs

    so i just stumbled upon this blog with a quick tag search of paris. turns out you grew up in cincinnati? me too. and live in chicago? me too. and photograph paris? me too. interesting huh.

  6. Julia

    Hi Rebecca,

    I was so excited to recognize your picture during OKL sale, because I had long ago added your work and your shop to my favorites on Etsy.

    I am using your pictures to get my husband excited to travel to Paris (my choice) next year for our anniversary. My problem with purchasing your work is deciding which one πŸ™‚ but I plan to buy a few soon.

    Thank you

  7. michela

    Dear Rebecca, love your photos because I am madly in love with Paris!!! just one question, in the set of Paris posted on dec 7, photos are framed or just printed and hanged? I have tons of photos taken in my trips around France and would like to do the same. Thanks and greetings fro Italy!!!

  8. elmorephotography

    Hi Rebecca,
    Beautiful, Beautiful photography!!! I love the scenes from Europe, you’ve really captured the feel of some of those cities!! Thanks so much for sharing. I want to go to Europe so bad to do my own photography. I’m a photographer from Arkansas and although we have some places for some great nature photography we don’t really have anything to compare to Paris or London or Venice!! We are full of waterfalls and trees and stuff like that. If you’d like you can check my site and look at my work. I just wish I could do the Europe thing like your doing!! Great job!!!


  9. kmeng3

    Your blog is so fascinating! I love reading about your adventures in Europe since I’ve always wanted to go there. I was also pretty excited to read that you went to IU because I went there too!! Looking forward to seeing more of your work!

  10. Kylee


    I would start this email with an overflow of praise for your talent, but everyone has already beaten me to it. Needless to say, your photos are charming. I contacted you on Etsy today because I am interested in purchasing some of your pictures for my nursery. I am doing a mint green and navy blue color scheme and I would love some unique images from Europe. I did a study abroad in France, so I think mint green photos from Paris or other areas would be my first choice. However, I am sure you have other great options, so let me know if you have any other ideas.

    I hope to hear from you soon. Thanks again!

    Kylee Norton

  11. kathialf

    Hi Rebecca! I really love all the photos on your blog and I’ve nominated you for ‘The Very Inpiring Blogger Award’ πŸ™‚ To find out more you can look at the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award’ post on my blog. Thanks!

  12. anoushedance

    Hi Rebecca! Being a wannabe photographer with zero skills, I always enjoy retuning to your blog for inspiration and I especially adore your entries on Paris as it is my favorite city in the world! I have nominated you for the liebster award and hope you enjoy answering the questions I posted πŸ™‚

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