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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Speakeasy/ Gansta shoot in the studio

Every now and then I get invited to work on a big collaborative shoot with other photographers, The Addams Family Wedding was one such venture. They usually involve lots of people and something fairly elaborate. This was no exception, my VPC camera group was running not just one, but I think it is maybe four…

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Monday’s Musings…

So even though last week I claimed I was getting better, sadly by Wednesday I was struck down again, I seriously have no idea if it’s the same virus or not. I ended up cancelling everything on Friday and Saturday and was considering cancelling Sunday as well. Saturday evening I felt much better again and…

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Apothecary Jars

There is not really a lot to say about this series, I recently purchased this replica apothecary jars, the old book, the lace doily and dried flowers on a vintage shopping spree trip (amongst many other treasures), they all just seemed to sit so nicely on my chippy table and with my magnifying glass. I…

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Light Painting Workshops

So I recently ran another of my Light Painting workshops, that’s 3 of 6 down so far and I am starting to develop a pattern, a flow for the workshops. It’s funny the day of this workshop was actually warm and sunny and very pleasant for a Melbourne Winters day, and instead of enjoying the…

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Light painting – still life with pears

I recently ran a light painting workshop, the pears and scales are often a favourite, among the students. I used different pears this time, I also have a new (to me) vintage rolling pin and some new linen. As you can see no two images turn out quite the same, the top one is much…

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A little blue

I recently found this gorgeous little Chinese Tea set in a vintage store…so sweet it called out to me to find it buried under a pile of other stuff and age-old dust. I honestly think it was hiding there just for me to spot it…such a treasure. Blue and cream are so IN at the…

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A little vintage in the studio

So I recently went on a Vintage/Op Shop (Thrift store) hunt with another photographer friend, purely meant as a scouting trip for an outing for one of my Facebook Groups, a Mystery Shopping Spree. Scouting went out the window in several shops and I came home with some lovely new treasures, many of which I…

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Monday Musings…

A whirlwind of activity, three days of creativity and fun, Friday I spent in the studio putting finishing touches on an online course, of which they are really starting to take off. Shoot, videos and edits kept me on my toes, which was just as well, cold wet and by the end of the afternoon…

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