Coffee & cake part 1

I was recently creating some images and videos for a new class, Simple still life in natural light, and I was wanting to capture a coffee and cake scenario. I took several different scenarios, I do that sometimes. I mean there is nothing wrong with these images, it’s just for one reason or another I…

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Monday Musings…

Have you ever had one of those weekends, where you feel like you’ve been super busy, but in fact have done very little? It’s like one step forward, two steps back, right? So frustrating. I did however, get MOST of the house cleaned, MOST of the washing done, I did the food shopping, wrote severalarticles…

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Dark light in the studio

Winter often means weak light, which is perfect for shooting dark light in the studio. I recently played with some beautiful pears, red wine and chocolate in the studio. I had my little scene setup on a table to the right of my window, allowing the soft diffused light wrap around the side of my…

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Share your world 17th June 2021

Things are all just a bit of whirlwind at the moment. We finally come out of our lockdown tonight, which means I can travel (within the state) and visit friends, go out, and even teach a few small private classes. Woohoo. I have also been putting the finishing touches on a brand new online class,…

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Adding texture and simple lighting effects in Photoshop — Photofocus

In part one of this three-part mini-series, I looked at filling in gaps and expanding your frame. In part two we are looking at blurring the background, adding some texture and simple lighting effects to really enhance the image further. 30 more words Adding texture and simple lighting effects in Photoshop — Photofocus

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How to fill in gaps and expand your frame — Photofocus

I thought I would put together a three-part tutorial taking a single image from start to finish. For part one, I am going to look at filling in gaps in your background and how to expand your frame beyond the original image. 29 more words How to fill in gaps and expand your frame — Photofocus

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How to take great photos with bad lighting — Photofocus

I was recently asked how to take great photos with bad lighting. The simple answer is there really is no such thing as bad lighting — you just have to get a little creative. 36 more words How to take great photos with bad lighting — Photofocus

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Crisp early mornings

Don’t you just love it when a beautiful patch of sunlight streams in through the window first thing in the morning? Everything feels fresh and new and full of possibilities. I love to just sit quietly for a few moments with a cuppa, perhaps a book. What about you? ~ Julz

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Dogs in the studio – again

With an ongoing Covid Lockdown, again…it seems my only willing and available model is Dexter. He is actually getting really quite good and is really learning his craft. I know many will think it is staged, but it’s not. I set up this still life/ lifestyle scene for a shoot and young Mr. Dexter ever…

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Simple living still life

I grabbed some pretty white roses and set this scene, I wanted to explore simple colour palettes; cool, clean and crisp. Natural light , soft shadows with an almost ethereal glow through the window. Only changing it up a little. On the right is my pretty new room divider, looks so great in images too.…

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