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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In the studio -soft and dreamy

I adore everything about this image, the styling and staging, the lighting, the props…it all totally came together and has been a big hit on social media too. Sometimes it all just works. soft tones and matching colour scheme and soft natural light…just beautiful. It’s images like this that really make me love soft and…

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In the studio – Dark and Moody

I managed to spend some time in the studio this week, just getting back to basics. My classes start back this week and while I am teaching and running some portrait workshops first, I then have some still life and such coming up too. Plus still life calms and centres me… So this week I…

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In the studio – a little dark and moody

I truly do love a little dark and moody, and while I sometimes seem to jump around in genres, I inevitably end up back with what I love…dark and moody. I recently saw a photo by another photographer I admire who had these old tin cans for vessels or vases and I thought it was…

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In the studio – new door

I have been on the lookout for some time for a few vintage props; tin tile, sash window pane and a door of a manageable size and all at a manageable price. I recently visited yet another renovators warehouse and hoped to find a few treasures to come home. While I did find some treasures,…

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Lotus blossom buds study one

I recently visited Blue Lotus Water Gardens with some friends, such a pretty spot with lots of beautiful water lilies and lotus blossoms. At the end of our visit I decided to purchase some cut lotus buds to take home and really make a study of them. As you can see they are quite large.…

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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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Regular Random – Cupcakes???

I have something a bit tricky for you this week, yes they are cupcakes, but they are soaps! Look good enough to eat, right? They are from PlanetYum, I have been looking for some for a while. So I don’t have to keep buying (and eating) real cupcakes. This does NOT mean I won’t buy…

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