Dexter in the studio with Velvet 56

I’m sure you all know by now how much Dexter just adores being in the studio…he has his favourite chair (or two) and once that bowtie goes on he knows it’s action time. Well I wanted to play with the new Lensbaby Velvet 56, he really is my only willing participant as far as model…

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Three one-light setups for dramatic and artistic portraits — Photofocus

Being in extended lockdown means I have had time to play with lighting (models limited to Husband and the dogs). I have always had a fascination with lighting and now seemed the perfect opportunity to play, and that’s a great way to learn. 13 more words Three one-light setups for dramatic and artistic portraits — Photofocus

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How to create conceptual milk bath portraits — Photofocus

Now, this might be more a summer photoshoot than heading into a winter one (It also depends on if you’re Down Under or not). It also depends on if you do this inside or outside. If you have the room to use your bathroom, then a nice warm milk bath on a cold day might… How…

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Lighting a creepy scene with LuminarAI — Photofocus

Halloween is just around the corner; sadly I won’t get all my planned shoots in this year due to the pandemic. So I thought I would have a look at some previous Halloween shoots and have some fun with the edits. 15 more words Lighting a creepy scene with LuminarAI — Photofocus

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Playing in the studio with lights

I recently spent a cold wet afternoon in the studio with Hubby and the dogs, he had agreed to sit for me so I could play with some different lighting effects. Mostly it was for a series of articles I wrote for Photofocus.com. I won’t go into all the specifics, you can read the article…

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Heckle and Jeckle are back for Spring

Every Spring I have a few lorikeets which seem to come back. We have a red bottle brush plant out the front (across the road) and one out the back in a neighbours. I can often sit in the driveway or on the back deck and watch and photograph them. They are so cheeky and…

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What you really need to get started in product photography — Photofocus

Product photography can be one of the most gear hungry genres out there. Cameras, and lights and modifiers and stands and backdrop rigs and more and more and more … you get the idea. 22 more words What you really need to get started in product photography — Photofocus

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How to create a collage in Lightroom Classic — Photofocus

One of the really cool features of Lightroom Classic is the Print module. I find it fun and (slightly) addictive to make my own collages and triptychs. 29 more words How to create a collage in Lightroom Classic — Photofocus

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A beautiful, well-built backdrop from Kate Backdrop — Photofocus

A beautiful backdrop can make or break a studio shoot. I used to buy the cheap ones online, which took forever to arrive, were really difficult to remove the wrinkles and folds, and didn’t last very long. 19 more words A beautiful, well-built backdrop from Kate Backdrop — Photofocus

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What you really need to get started in product photography — Photofocus

Product photography can be one of the most gear hungry genres out there. Cameras, and lights and modifiers and stands and backdrop rigs and more and more and more … you get the idea. 22 more words What you really need to get started in product photography — Photofocus

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