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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Dogs in the studio – again

With an ongoing Covid Lockdown, again…it seems my only willing and available model is Dexter. He is actually getting really quite good and is really learning his craft. I know many will think it is staged, but it’s not. I set up this still life/ lifestyle scene for a shoot and young Mr. Dexter ever…

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Simple living still life

I grabbed some pretty white roses and set this scene, I wanted to explore simple colour palettes; cool, clean and crisp. Natural light , soft shadows with an almost ethereal glow through the window. Only changing it up a little. On the right is my pretty new room divider, looks so great in images too.…

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Tea with friends

I was recently setting up some still life in the studio, the dogs were with me, as per usual. This was my scene below. I barely snapped the scene above and Dexter just happened to pop up on the chair, far more interested in the chocolate chip muffins (which he didn’t get) than anything else.…

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