So, I painted a new background…

One thing that certainly seems to have come out of COVID19 is more people are doing a lot more D.I.Y right? I am not different. I painted a new background for the studio, just and old stained canvas I had hanging around, painted it grey and they sponged black and white over it, looks pretty…

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Looking at light

Just a quick one for today, grabbed Woodrow (my vintage wood duck) and some fresh hellebore from the garden. I was playing with some lovely morning light.in the studio. I hope you are having a wonderful week… ~ Julz

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In the studio – Pink Lady apple

I have been super busy, in the studio this week, putting together some more lessons and preparing for a few presentations. One of the things I was working with was compositional styles and was keeping things rather simple with a single apple, I was rather pleased with how this one turned out. So simple, yet…

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Collectables – Tea Cups

Do you collect anything? Coins, Stamps, spoons? I used to collect stamps as a kid, I think I still have a stamp book somewhere. I must confess I am a bit of a hoarder, especially since I started photographing still life. I try not to be, I try to eradicate all the ‘stuff’ from the…

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In the studio – playing with minimalism part two

I recently did a post with these same lilies on a black background and they are quite stark and minimal and beautiful. They were a joy to capture in the studio. But I wasn’t quite finished. I have been getting some beautiful Winter sunlight in the mornings, so I placed my lilies in a glass…

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In the studio – playing with minimalism part one

In my back garden I have a frog pond, sadly there are currently no frogs, we did once have frogs, but a sad mishap one hot Summer while we were on holidays meant we lost our tadpoles and the parent frogs moved (or maybe died) to more suited surrounding. We have fixed the frog pond,…

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In the studio – Dark & moody Raspberries

I adore raspberries, they look as good as they taste, perfect for cooking, snacking and smoothies…who am I kidding I eat them straight out of the punnet lol. I did manage to squeeze in a quick shoot, but they were all gone. I have just discovered HOW good they taste with passionfruit too! plain yoghurt…

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In the studio – apple harvest

It’s been a while since I did some serious light painting in the studio, with my shoulder it was a little too difficult. But it is feeling really good now and I felt like spending some time with these apples (which I was going to make apple pies with), before I cut them up. I…

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In the studio – Harley Quinn

Last week I shared some of the images from our Marilyn Monroe inspired Diamonds shoot, and a fabulous shoot it was. But then Jess wanted to take it one step further and wanted to do a cheeky take on the Birds of Prey film where Harley Quinn had that Marilyn dream sequence, so a quick…

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In the studio – Rock and Roll dance party

In between lockdowns and on again, off again studio time, so much a roller coaster, don’t know which way is up some days. I did manage to get in a shoot with Jess. These Rock’n’Roll dance party are long overdue in many way. Jess aka Miss Fairyfloss is a rockabilly model, that is her usual…

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