In the studio – Still Life

I recently had a friend visit and we spent some time playing in the studio after buying some lovely fresh flowers. I wanted to create something a little bit cool and funky, so we filled some ice-cream waffle cones with gypsophilum and paper daisies Quite sweet aren’t they? Sometimes you just have to get creative!…

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In the studio – still life with Lisa

I recently had a friend come around for a visit, we had not really seen each other in nearly a year. 2020 for pretty much everyone on the planet is a right-off, right? Well 2021 is a new year and time to rekindle some friendships. We started off with a lovely long lunch and catching…

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Spring Workshops – Still Life

It felt so good to be back teaching again, small classes, but very hands-on. Still Life of course, but I am soon going to run some portrait workshops soon too. I ran a morning and an afternoon session. Due to the small class numbers (due to Covid regulations), so I grabbed some fresh flowers set…

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Herbs & Spices

So I started setting up a few herbs and spices for a studio shoot, then I started adding a few more, then a few more again. Before you know it, I had a whole table setup with just about everything from the kitchen; basil, oregano, paprika, rock salt, peppercorn, garlic, anise, Himalayan Salt, lime, vanilla…

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Vintage Billies

I found this old vintage billies in my parents attic recently, rescued them for some still life. This used to be used when we went camping to boil water over a campfire to make billie-tea. They are so well used and discoloured, look a treat with some fresh daisies, also from my parents garden. ~…

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Playing with something a little different

Still playing with my pink roses, I wanted to mix things up a bit and play with some props too. I really kind of like the weird ice-cream cone thing, I bought a packet cheap, so I love to experiment further with them. I really needed to cut the rose stems shorter, but I didn’t…

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Kindness of Friends

Even in these trying times, there is still kindness to be found. I recently received this beautiful bunch of pink roses from some friends, after they had borrowed my smoke machine. It was such perfect timing, as I had been playing with my hydrangeas and was in the mood for more subjects to shoot. Trust…

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Hydrangeas Part 2

Continuing on with my stunning hydrangeas, I did some dark and moody and some a little more soft and dreamy. Natural light was weak but available, I had a few short minutes of the occasional burst of sunlight, that I tried to take advantage of, but mostly I had to use a reflector to bounce…

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Dark Hydrangeas

I have been trying to get into the studio more and more, build up my strength in my shoulder and arm, it’s sad when you can’t hold your own camera, but baby steps right? So on the tripod and captured these beautiful hydrangeas. I shoot dried all the time, but was so nice to get…

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