Portrait Photographer of the year finalist

I got this in my inbox yesterday, wow…Top 40. For those days when I wonder if I am good enough (and yes I do get those too), this can remind me I am, but still have a ways to go. Still, there must have been 100s if not more, who entered the Portraits section and…

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In the studio -soft and dreamy

I adore everything about this image, the styling and staging, the lighting, the props…it all totally came together and has been a big hit on social media too. Sometimes it all just works. soft tones and matching colour scheme and soft natural light…just beautiful. It’s images like this that really make me love soft and…

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Summer Outings – Ikebana flower arranging

I recently attended a class with Desley to learn how to create Ikebana flower arranging. I knew it was quite regimented and very beautiful, but I guess I didn’t realise just how regimented it was. Desley arrived mid-morning and we had a lovely 45-minute drive to Dromana, which gave us a chance to catch up. We…

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Installing and initializing Excire Search for Windows — Photofocus

I was recently given a copy of Excire Search 2 Pro to review. Let me start by saying I’m NOT a tech-head, but I’m all for something that can make life easier. Excire claims to make my mess of Lightroom Classic catalogs a little less of a nightmare. I’m a bit lazy when it comes…

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Share your world – 28th January 2020

Sorry, there was no Monday Musings post yesterday, we had a long weekend, and quite frankly I was feeling a bit lazy 🙂 We celebrated Australia Day here over the weekend. Although celebrate is an innoxious word. It seems to be a white Australian in this day and age is a huge insult. There is…

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In the studio – Dark and Moody

I managed to spend some time in the studio this week, just getting back to basics. My classes start back this week and while I am teaching and running some portrait workshops first, I then have some still life and such coming up too. Plus still life calms and centres me… So this week I…

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A first look at DxO PhotoLab 3.1 — Photofocus

I was recently offered a copy of DxO PhotoLab 3 to try out for a review. I have always been an Adobe girl and use Lightroom Classic and Photoshop exclusively — well, that’s because that’s what everyone was using. 34 more words

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In the studio – a little dark and moody

I truly do love a little dark and moody, and while I sometimes seem to jump around in genres, I inevitably end up back with what I love…dark and moody. I recently saw a photo by another photographer I admire who had these old tin cans for vessels or vases and I thought it was…

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In the studio – Still Life

I really am enjoying the rich deep tones of my new door, and wanted to capture some more pretty still life. All of these captured with lovely soft afternoon natural side light (from camera left) ~ Julz

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Share your world – 22nd January 2020

Time for another Share Your World QUESTIONS: Where do you get your news? Mostly from Facebook, sounds bad I know, but if it’s important people are usually talking about it! But then sometimes it can become a bit too much and I need to switch off from that too. I rarely watch the news as it…

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