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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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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