In the studio – Rainbow Brite

In between Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, we snuck in the very last photoshoot for 2019, boy was it a doozy. I must admit at first I was a tad uncomfortable with the session brief, but the more I thought about it, the more excited I actually become. Using REAL paint and throwing it…

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Conceptual Portraits – A Walk in the forest

Yesterday I shared the first image in the Missing Princess series, where I capture her deeds, but not her. Today we catch up with her as she wanders a forest in the evening, warm Summer breeze and fireflies trailing along behind her. Generally, you would have your model as centre focus, not walking out of…

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Conceptual Portraits – Missing in Action

I have begun a new online course on Conceptual Portraits with my two favourite educators Brooke Shaden and Sebastian Michaels. When Brooke was here in June, I was chatting to Brooke with a few Photoshopartistry friends and we said Brooke should really get in contact with Sebastian and do something together. Six months later and…

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Conceptual Portraits – Hung up to Dry

Ever had that feeling that you have no more to give, everyone asks so much of you, you feel like you have been totally wrung out? Hung up to dry? Even when you feel totally wrecked, sometimes, just sometimes there is a guiding light a little shimmer of hope that things will get better. That…

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Conceptual Portraits – Come fly with me

If you have been following me for a while, you may remember Rachelle, possibly even this red dress and the red balloons, we had a fun-filled day a few years ago. Rachelle now lives back in New Zealand, so we don’t really get to create in the studio anymore, but I still have fond memories…

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Conceptual Portraits – Nestled

It’s been a while since I created some conceptual portraits, sure I have been busy of late doing creative ones, but nothing that really tells a story… Nestled “Everyone needs a home, something safe and secure, somewhere to come home to. Each home is different, whether you are human, bird or animal. To ward us…

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In the studio – The Night Circus

The Night Circus is a book written by  Erin Morgenstern, according to Wikipedia, however, I am sure it has been around longer than 2011, with both Supernatural and Torchwood (TV Shows) I am sure to have done an offshoot or spinoff of. Basically, there is a magical circus that magically appears and disappears in a random…

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Helping Hand – Gerbera

This is the last of the current creations for my Helping Hands series, and I do adore this one, the perfectly imperfect gerbera, the pop of colour, the fingers look so delicate. It took quite a while to get the balance just right on this one, but I was persistent and it paid off. The…

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Helping Hand – Scissors

Continuing on with my Helping Hands, this time with Bonsai Scissors, do you have need to have something cut? String, flowers, no match for these scissors. Actually, these scissors get used in the studio a lot. Not only are they great for photos, but frequently get used to cut flower stems and string, loose threads…

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Helping Hand – Time

I purchased this artists’ modelling hand from eBay a little while ago and have been playing with creating a variety of images with the hand holding this, Pinnochio’s Apple & Under Pressure, are just two I have shown so far. So I decided to have another play recently and created three more. There is no hurry…

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