Brooke Shaden’s 15 Day Content Creation Challenge, Part 2

Last week I explained the current Brooke Shaden 15 Day Content Creation Challenge and shared five new pieces created for it, this week another five images. I must confess to feeling a little burnt out this week, it has been a busy few months, and to be honest possibly not the greatest time to jump…

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Brooke Shaden’s 15 Day Content Creation Challenge, Part 1

As you all know I love a good challenge, and I particularly like Brooke’s, she makes you think and pushes you to go beyond your boundaries; well I think so. So when Brooke announced another challenge this year, I signed up, 40% of the proceeds go towards her charity as well; win win. Each day…

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Winter Workshops – Pixel Sisters Studio, Conceptual Fine Art Portraits

WOW, what a mouth full for a post title! But yes, only one week after our very first Floral Fantasy Workshop, the Pixel Sisters ran their first Conceptual Fine Art Portrait Workshop. To say Desley and I are a wee bit tired is a complete understatement. We do put a LOT of thought and effort…

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Share Your World – 8th August, 2017

What was the last URL that you bookmarked or saved? It has actually been quite a while since I book marked a URL but I believe it was August Bradley’s ┬áwebsite, I adore his work, truly brilliant and breathtaking. Check it out. I took inspiration from his Darkroom series for my image of The Fool.…

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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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Monday’s Musings

I’m dog tired, there I said it! Another weekend, another Workshop. Don’t get me wrong I love them, but three in three weeks is a bit much ­čÖé So I will keep today’s post short. This is just two of the images I took from the Workshop, however as I was busy teaching I did…

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Fine Art Actions Contest

I got an email today, about the Fine Art Action contest I entered, and asked you all to vote on. I didn’t win, but I did get a shout out, so that is pretty cool. I would just like to say a very big thank you to everyone who voted for me…………….THANKS ~ Julz, xo…

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Tuesday’s Textures – Same, same but different

Now I am pretty sure I have featured this first image before, I am in fact quite proud of it, so simple yet profound at the same time. Some people found it depressing and others found the same image uplifting.   I had a thought occur to me several days ago, for giving it a…

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Satisfaction

I get a lot of satisfaction from seeing one of my conceptual portraits move from my imagination to a finished image on my computer. I spent hours, days, weeks even arranging and sourcing the right model, the props, how I want it poses, lit and so one, and that all pretty much happens in my…

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In the Studio…The Secret Garden

It is actually a rather long convoluted story as to how I ended up spending a very long day, with two women I have never met, working on what turned out to be quite an extraordinary and unique shoot; but I’ll try to condense it. I was asked as a favor (friend of a friend…

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