A word about my YouTube Channel

I don’t really have an ‘In the studio’ today, as last weekend was all about the Pixel Sisters workshop, so jump on over there to read more in depth about our Floral Fantasy Workshop. Today I thought I might share something a little different, are you aware that I have a Youtube channel? I know…

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Shift Art – June

Back again, with another Shift Art entry, it is becoming increasingly difficult working with images that are not my own, it seems. But this challenge does push you beyond your creative limits and boundaries……..and that’s a good thing. So taking these four images from the selection on offer, I decided to merge the woman’s face…

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Topaz FX Labs

I have fallen in love with an old program that is fairly new to me; Topaz FXLabs, I received this in a bundle I got a little while ago from Topaz Labs. Sure I regularly use other programs in Topaz; Adjust, Denoise, B&W, Impressions, just to name a few. Some of them seem to crash…

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Creating a Concept Shoot

I thought today I might share a little of the behind the scenes information on shooting a conceptual shoot, as I find it is the most often asked question…….. “how or where do you get your inspiration?” Firstly I find if I work in a series it is far less stressful. I can work out…

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Brooke Shaden 20 Day Portfolio Challenge….Week 4

Read week 3 here, it’s amazing how time flies doesn’t it? When we started this journey on Jan 1st, it seemed such a big chunk of our lives to devote to one challenge…….but I am all done now. Day # 16 – Words with Images…….I was always taught to believe that explaining what we do, is…

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Ambience

This week’s WPC theme is Ambience, ambience can be uplogting or that real show stopper affect. I frquently like to add ambience to an image, through the use of smoke machines, candle light…..actually varying lights in general can make a difference, as can natural elements like fog of mist…….can create haunting or creepy/ mystical atmosphere…

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Shift Art Challenge update…

I wrote a post earlier in the week about my submission for Shiftart Challenge, considering the competition this month; I did not envy the judges. It was won by an amazing piece by Jason Hahn, followed by an equally amazing first and second runners up. I rate a mention, so I was pretty happy with…

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WPC – Tiny

Weekly Photo Challenge this week is Tiny, so I thought for once I would do a bit of shameful self promotion, this is a piece entitled “Tiny Rabbits” I created for a video tutorial on Photoshop. If you would like to see this tutorial or see any of my other tutorials you can click here or…

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A Deconstructed Rose, again…

Way back when Desley and I first dismantled a very pretty rose and were amazed out just how gorgeous the inside was, we have both been together and individually re creating, or at least trying to, every flower is different and amazing.. So when I visited Desley recently for another afternoon of shooting fun, I…

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52 Week Challenge – Week 42

This week’s challenge was green. Green in Spring, that means fresh grass, leaves, gardens, there are pale green buds burgeoning and softest green flowers peaking through the trees and garden beds………..so I went into the studio, closed doors, curtains, turned off the lights and played with Christmas lights, martini glass and cocktails and long exposures…

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