Winter Wonderland

There is a story behind this image (isn’t there always?) but I thought I might share this one. I had this fabulous idea of pointing a coloured torch at the crystal ball Jess was holding, Desley was shooting and the colour spectrum she was getting in her shots was amazing…I was so excited to try.…

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The Ice Queen

The Ice Queen cometh. I mean what can I say, I actually did so very little to the image, it really was quite amazing, the white eyes were contacts worn by Jess, creepy, so I highlighted them I created a dark vignette and added snow…it seemed to ‘need’ snow. The twigs were there in the…

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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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In the studio – Winter Wonderland

It has been good to get back into the studio for some conceptual portrait shoots again, but ever so slowly and far more intentionally. Not that the near 30 shoots I did last year were not intentional, it was VERY full on and I think I burnt myself out creatively. So this year, so far,…

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She walks with wolves

She walks amongst wolves. The Ice Queen from the North. Wind and wolves howl as the snow flurries and the briefest of sunlight wanes, as she disappears into the night and legend. This is just one of the pieces of digital art I created from the Winter Wonderland shoot I did recently in the studio…

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Monday’s Musings…

It has certainly been a mixed bag and a completely crazy busy few days. From a whole day in the kitchen and studio, with more food photography, more test recipes and more shots. Oh and some eating too lol, this week seemed to focus around tomatoes. So many dishes this week ended with a wonderful…

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Butterfly Dreaming

The original image was captured in really bad photographic conditions and needed quite a bit of photoshop magic to turn it into this image, which I feel is soft and calm and serene…I titled it Butterfly Dreaming, I feel I have another piece called that as well so maybe this is Butterfly Dreaming #2! Ellen…

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Taurus in black and white

These are also from the Taurus shoot I featured yesterday, however, we used an Edison Bulb only for lighting and well…Jess had so much gold paint in her she glowed…but gosh they look awesome in B&W ~ Julz

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Zodiac Signs – Taurus

I have not done a Conceptual Portrait shoot since December last year and although I think I was suffering from burn out, I did miss it. I did have a shoot back in February, but it ended up getting cancelled for a variety of reasons. Many people have been asking me when I will do…

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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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