Monday’s Musings…

This month is going to be crazy, so much on and next month won’t be much better. Friday Night saw us down at Half Moon Bay Life Saving Club in Mentone (Melbourne), with a couple of mermaids and about 30 photographers. The smoke haze was back (Yep, those fires are still burning away, just mostly…

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Reaching out to other creatives — Photofocus

As photographers and creatives, we tend to work mostly on our own. It’s just the way many of us are wired. This isn’t a bad thing, it’s just that sometimes we get caught up in our own little world. 29 more words

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In the studio – The Fairy Princess

What can I say about our beautiful Jess…she has been some pretty dark characters of late and I promised to make her ‘pretty’ again. Jess loves her pretty and does it so well, so why not a beautiful Fairy Princess. Jess is always a good sport and loves getting messy and dirty and covered in…

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Beautiful easy portraits in DxO Photolab 3 — Photofocus

I really like to keep my portraits simple, no over-processing or spending hours on the PC. I try to capture everything in-camera as much as I can. Shooting RAW, I find most images out of the camera are a little flat and they need some processing. But again my aim is always to try and…

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In the studio – Ice Princess

I recently ran a huge workshop for Creative Fantasy Portraits, we went all out, I need to offer something different to what is currently on offer. Being Summer there has been some bikini portrait and sports attire shoots (not my thing) and some nudes (yes I shoot nudes, but I prefer a more artistic approach).…

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In the Studio – Medusa

This post has been a little while coming…a bit like the piece itself. We made so many of the props and costume for this shoot. I purchased the vivid green hair and short sword, but pretty much everything else we made. I wanted to capture a mythical and mystical Medusa but had no clear vision…

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In the studio – a little vintage

I recently picked up a vintage cupboard door, it is old and worn and has such a lovely look and feel to it. I use it as a backdrop to so many images. Add some vintage linen and my old bonsai scissors and it is starting to get a real vintage feel. I have been…

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In the studio – focus and blur

Still playing in the studio, this time I am top-down in a flat lay again, more earthy tones with the timber tray and my old box brownie camera mixed with some dried hydrangea. Still with lovely natural light, but more diffused this time, with lots more lovely shadows. I was playing with depth of field…

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Monday’s Musings…

Yesterday was my first official day with the studio open for workshops for 2020. Like they say go big or go home? We had two models with two costume changes each, plus an outdoor shoot, so essentially 5 mini shoots in one afternoon workshop. It was organised chaos and very hectic, but loads of fun.…

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Journaling for the new age photographer — Photofocus

Being a photographer often means wearing many different hats. Juggling business, finance, marketing, travel, appointments on top of just having to do the actual photoshoots. I don’t think it makes much difference if you are a wedding or a food photographer — there is still so much to keep track of. 18 more words

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