Everyday Inspiration: Day 12 – Critique

Offering genuine critique or construction criticism is actually quite difficult, as a Mentor and Artistic Coach I have had to do it several times, and occasionally even on pieces I personally did not like. It is very easy to say “yes it’s nice” or even just to hit the ‘like’ button, but have you actually…

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Tuesday’s Textures – Helping Hands

While preparing for the Pixel Sisters Studio Conceptual Portrait Workshop, I created numerous test shots and scenarios to make sure everything would flow smoothly on the day. To say I do a LOT of preparation for my shoots and workshops is an understatement. One particular shot which took my fancy recently which is one inspired…

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In the Studio, with Hayley

After a forced leave of absence due to injury, Hayley was back in the studio last week for the first time, and we were very excited to be back working on our Monochopsis Project; So many wonderful metaphors, quotes, and ideas still to work with; A Single Candle “Look how a single candle can both…

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Tuesday’s Textures – July Shift Art

Another month and another ShiftArt.com challenge, spurned on by my Honorable Mention and subsequent video tutorial, I jumped into this month’s effort These are three of the images used to create the final composite, plus of course quite a few bits and pieces from my own collection as well. I really played with various Dodge…

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Regular Random….Quail Eggs

I actually took these shots months ago and was planning to use them for Regular Random, but I don’t think I ever did. So I am using them now, as I honestly did not pick up the camera all weekend…….shocking I know! Anyway, I was out shopping and came across these totally amazing quail eggs,…

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Collage

This week’s WPC calls for a collage, me being the Photoshop nerd and self-proclaimed guru, I went for a Photoshop collage of bits and pieces of old style ephemera. I love working with these old style collage, a bit from her a bit from there, scanned in bits of old paper and digitally created a whole new…

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Monday’s Musings

July………….WOW, where has this year gone! Not much to report, but lots going on. This past week has been all about forward planning, and loads of it. I have my own shoots, plus Pixel Sisters Studio stuff in the mix. Desley and I have our very first Floral Fantasy Workshop in four weeks, and still…

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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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Weekly Photo Challenge – Focus

I must admit I am actually finding it difficult to focus on anything at the moment. You know when something BIG is about to happen, the suspense is building and you find that you can’t sit still? That is my plight at the moment, so much is just about to happen and I’m currently chained…

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In the Studio – Boho Forest Fairies, with Desley

What makes a huge studio concept shoot even more fun? Sharing it with friends. I had Desley (Musings of a frequent flying scientist) join me in the studio for a Conceptual Boho Forest Fairies  Photo shoot, as opposed to our normal Still Life, which we normally do together. This was Desley’s first time shooting under lights…

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