A little touch of spring

My daughter received this bunch of flowers for her birthday. Funny thing is she doesn’t really like cut flowers that much, they just die…so sad. She does however enjoy handing them to me, so I can capture them forever. Shooting with my Sony a7R3 and the 28-75mm lens I shot on a tripod anywhere from…

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It’s nearly Spring

I actually left the house, last week and spotted some of the Prunus trees were already in bloom. I had to grab some smaller branches or twiglets (?) and take them home to shoot. I decided to set up three different looks. I set up my black seamless background, placed a black stool. I also…

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In the studio – Jess, Vogue

Yay, Jess is back! We had a break between lockdowns and I managed to get one shoot in the studio. We did our very best to be Covid safe, social distancing, masks and all the rest of it. A pain, but we were just so happy to be shooting again…even if it was for just…

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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? These days feel far too infrequent…

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Coffee & cake part 4

All week I have been sharing my journey with coffee & cake. Four very different styles, different light and styling, I have used the same coffee cup in most. Today I am sharing some chocolate brownies (so full circle from day 1) and completely different styling. I wanted to capture height in my brownies, so…

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Coffee & cake part 3

Taking my coffee & cake scene up yet another notch. This time I I had a carrot cake, still have the same coffee cup and saucer, I also had a dark background. I also brought in a pop of colour with the cobalt blue napkin. I also used my Godox studio lights to really make…

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Coffee & cake part 2

I recently showed you one setup for coffee and cake, I then grabbed a fresh chocolate cake and had another go. There is nothing wrong with doing this. If it’s just not working for you. STOP! Pull everything down and start again. These were shot in natural light in front of the window, but on…

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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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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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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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