Floating Fruit Workshop

My CPV Photography group holds lots of workshops, I am sometimes the teacher, some times the student…this day I was the student. Now the premise of floating fruit is actually quite easy, the actual act of creation is harder than it looks. These are the finished images We used black and white acrylic but decided…

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Looking at Wabi-Sabi, the art of perfectly imperfect — Photofocus

Wabi-Sabi is a Japanese philosophy that represents the acceptance of transience and imperfect life. Sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.” “Wabi” roughly means “rustic simplicity” or “understated elegance” with a focus on a less-is-more. 34 more words

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Winter Wonderland

There is a story behind this image (isn’t there always?) but I thought I might share this one. I had this fabulous idea of pointing a coloured torch at the crystal ball Jess was holding, Desley was shooting and the colour spectrum she was getting in her shots was amazing…I was so excited to try.…

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Share your world – 20th August 2019

WOW! Tuesdays come around quick, don’t they? Another week another set of questions from Mel… What would be your solution to the over-population of the earth?   Earth has finite resources and humanity seems to be breeding themselves to extinction.   Some countries have tried restricting the number of children a couple or a person can have,…

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The Ice Queen

The Ice Queen cometh. I mean what can I say, I actually did so very little to the image, it really was quite amazing, the white eyes were contacts worn by Jess, creepy, so I highlighted them I created a dark vignette and added snow…it seemed to ‘need’ snow. The twigs were there in the…

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Monday’s Musings…

Such a mixed bag this week, I have spent quite a bit of time creating recipes and photographing the results, some wonderful, some not so great; ie my lactose-free, egg-free pannacotta did not set well and pretty much collapsed when taken out of the moulds…still tasted yummy and we ate all of it, but did…

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Regular Random – Cupcakes???

I have something a bit tricky for you this week, yes they are cupcakes, but they are soaps! Look good enough to eat, right? They are from PlanetYum, I have been looking for some for a while. So I don’t have to keep buying (and eating) real cupcakes. This does NOT mean I won’t buy…

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She walks among us

As the new day dawns, The Ice Queen, returns to walk among us, the stuff of legends It was fantastic to get back into the studio with Jess, but just as good to be inspired to create a few great pieces for the Winter Wonderland collection. These days I don’t create for the sake of…

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Speakeasy/ Gansta shoot in the studio

Every now and then I get invited to work on a big collaborative shoot with other photographers, The Addams Family Wedding was one such venture. They usually involve lots of people and something fairly elaborate. This was no exception, my VPC camera group was running not just one, but I think it is maybe four…

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