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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In the studio – Winter Wonderland

It has been good to get back into the studio for some conceptual portrait shoots again, but ever so slowly and far more intentionally. Not that the near 30 shoots I did last year were not intentional, it was VERY full on and I think I burnt myself out creatively. So this year, so far,…

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In the studio – Enamel coffee pot

On a recent treasure hunt, I picked up this lovely lace doily and this wonderful enamel teapot, looks so nice with the white peonies Have been playing with some new presets as well, the Dark and Moody range will release perhaps next month. Sometimes keeping it simple and sweet is so divine. I can’t believe…

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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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In the studio – Ballet Slippers

Pretty much everything you see I snagged on a recent vintage shopping spree, it’s kind of scary seeing it all laid out like that, in fact, I just finished my taxes and what I actually spent last year on props is scary as….need to back off a bit! Hatbox – $5 Lace doily – $4…

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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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Light Painting Workshops

So I recently ran another of my Light Painting workshops, that’s 3 of 6 down so far and I am starting to develop a pattern, a flow for the workshops. It’s funny the day of this workshop was actually warm and sunny and very pleasant for a Melbourne Winters day, and instead of enjoying the…

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Taurus in black and white

These are also from the Taurus shoot I featured yesterday, however, we used an Edison Bulb only for lighting and well…Jess had so much gold paint in her she glowed…but gosh they look awesome in B&W ~ Julz

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In the Studio – Wine & Cheese #2

Yesterday I featured the studio shot I created while spending a few hours in the studio with Hubby the other day. He had an idea for a Still Life image (not his usual genre) for some wine and cheese…he just needed my creative touch…this was the ‘after’ shot. This was created in the dark with…

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