In the studio – Fun with food

I recently had a few ladies from my Food Photography Class who live local come and spend the day in the studio. We all prepared something to shoot and then eat and a variety of props, we also had some flowers too. There were the Chocolate and pear cake, which when cut revealed an entire…

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Croissants – three different ways

In a recent workshop I taught, we had these croissants, which I sliced in half, filled with Nutella and fresh strawberries and then we dusted with icing sugar. We captured the icing sugar in action by using a studio flash. Sadly as good as they look, once we finished shooting we actually threw them in…

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Cooking up a storm

I have been cooking up a storm recently and loving every minute of it, the other week it was cakes and desserts, this time totally tomato related; bruschetta, cherry tomato and chorizo penne, avocado on toast (with blistered tomatoes), and so much more. Did you know I post the recipes on my ‘other’ blog? If…

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In the studio – vintage scale and weights

I am sure most of you have figured I have recently picked up a penchant for vintage kitchen stuff, two things I had been looking for was so Willow bakeware and REAL vintage scales, sure I had a set of scales circa 1960’s I guess, but I wanted older…I think these ones fit the bill,…

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Monday’s Musings…

It has certainly been a mixed bag and a completely crazy busy few days. From a whole day in the kitchen and studio, with more food photography, more test recipes and more shots. Oh and some eating too lol, this week seemed to focus around tomatoes. So many dishes this week ended with a wonderful…

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Capturing the details

I recently had my friend Lisa come over to play and experiment in the studio, always a fun day, some days we have no idea of what we are doing and other days it is totally planned out. This day was planned, we had previously tried to shoot some flowers on a homemade lightbox, which…

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Regular Random – cherries on a plate

I recently did a quick mini photoshoot, normally I work my way through an image and only show the end result, but this day I decided to show from the initial photo, through the end and final three photos. The plate and the main cherries did not move, just me the camera, the linen, the…

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Sweet Cherries

We get cherries here is Summer, but more often than not our cherries are not very sweet, sure they ring in Christmas time here and we still get a few, but we prefer the cherries that are imported from The States during our winter, big and juicy and sweet. The deserved to be the star…

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Monday’s Musings…

Sadly I am moving into my third week with this cold thing, can’t seem to shake it and Docs aren’t helping much, so I have not been doing much. I am trying to stay away from people as much as possible, sometimes I just can’t avoid being in the same space, but no hugging, no…

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Light painting – still life with pears

I recently ran a light painting workshop, the pears and scales are often a favourite, among the students. I used different pears this time, I also have a new (to me) vintage rolling pin and some new linen. As you can see no two images turn out quite the same, the top one is much…

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