A Little Macro Magic

I have been working almost exclusively with my Sony 50mm Macro lens of late, I adore it, the images are superb. I decided one very hot day to grab some ordinary household items and have a play…this is a kitchen fork on black Perspex (or Plexiglass) and some natural light. ISO100, F/4.5, 1/60 second. I…

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Friday Flowers

Nothing says Spring like fresh air, sunshine and fresh cut flowers in the studio, thought I’d share some of these beautiful photos this fabulous Friday I hope you all have an amazing weekend… ~ Julz, xo

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In The Studio – In Bed with Marilyn

Inspired by Douglas Kirkland’s White Sheet shoot with Marilyn Monroe in 1961, the softness, the feminity, the innocence and subtle sexuality of Marilyn, we wanted to recreate the ‘feel’ of those iconic photos.  I am totally in love with these White Sheet Boudoir style shots, especially in Black and White and will hopefully be doing…

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White Sheet Boudoir – Gemma

I am adoring the high key B&W of these old school boudoir photos I have been doing of late. The high key seems so soft and flattering, white sheets and backdrop allowing subtle shadows and highlights to blend into the background. I dare my clients to get as bare as they dare! Gemma dared and…

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Winter Workshops – More Vintage Boho

A few weeks ago, I ran another portrait workshop, this time a Studio basics, on posing and direction with natural and studio lights. It was so fun and relaxed, I even managed to grab a few quite shots. Love the hi key black and white effect on these ones. Everyone had a blast, especially Jess,…

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In the Studio – Frozen Dogwoods

Still continuing with my fun in the studio with Desley, I had this great idea to grab some flowers from the garden and freeze them in water in containers, then take the ice-block out and capture time-lapse of a sort, while the ice melted. It was not overly hot the day we shot, more comfortable…

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Regular Random – Dying Chrysanthemum

I bought some Chrysanthemums for a photo shoot and as per usual did a few little mini shoots as well, then promptly forget them! I was tidying up in the studio days later and noticed they were nearly dead, but I plucked this last one and had a quick little play, great for Regular Random,…

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – Water

I completely forgot to post this the other week, so I am posting it now This week’s challenge from Cee was B&W water, how could I resist, I often feel that seawater must run through my veins, it is where I feel solace, and peace and tranquility, a special sort of calm washes over me when…

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Cee’s B&W White – Things found in my Kitchen

It’s been a while, but I thought I might jump in for this week’ B&W Challenge by Cee, things found in my Kitchen ~ Julz

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Regular Random – Dandelion Seed

I recently acquired some extension tubes for my Sonya7ii (this a tube fitted to a camera between the body and lens to shorten the distance of closest focus of an object so that close-up pictures can be taken). As much as I love the new Sony, I don’t have a macro lens and they are expensive,…

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