In the studio – a little vintage

I recently picked up a vintage cupboard door, it is old and worn and has such a lovely look and feel to it. I use it as a backdrop to so many images. Add some vintage linen and my old bonsai scissors and it is starting to get a real vintage feel. I have been…

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In the studio – Dark and Moody

I managed to spend some time in the studio this week, just getting back to basics. My classes start back this week and while I am teaching and running some portrait workshops first, I then have some still life and such coming up too. Plus still life calms and centres me… So this week I…

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In the studio – a little dark and moody

I truly do love a little dark and moody, and while I sometimes seem to jump around in genres, I inevitably end up back with what I love…dark and moody. I recently saw a photo by another photographer I admire who had these old tin cans for vessels or vases and I thought it was…

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Lotus blossom buds study two

Yesterday I posted images from my natural light studio shoot with my newly acquired lotus buds. This is the next session, still natural light, but this time much darker and more subdued, coming back to my dark and moody. So, so pretty… ~ Julz

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Conceptual Portraits – A Walk in the forest

Yesterday I shared the first image in the Missing Princess series, where I capture her deeds, but not her. Today we catch up with her as she wanders a forest in the evening, warm Summer breeze and fireflies trailing along behind her. Generally, you would have your model as centre focus, not walking out of…

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Conceptual Portraits – Missing in Action

I have begun a new online course on Conceptual Portraits with my two favourite educators Brooke Shaden and Sebastian Michaels. When Brooke was here in June, I was chatting to Brooke with a few Photoshopartistry friends and we said Brooke should really get in contact with Sebastian and do something together. Six months later and…

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Conceptual Portraits – Hung up to Dry

Ever had that feeling that you have no more to give, everyone asks so much of you, you feel like you have been totally wrung out? Hung up to dry? Even when you feel totally wrecked, sometimes, just sometimes there is a guiding light a little shimmer of hope that things will get better. That…

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In the studio – Gothic Fantasy

I was approached online several months ago by a lady, who I thought was a Makeup Artist who needed a photographer for a collaboration she was working on with a designer, she would also be the model. She is friends with a few people I have worked with before, but I must admit I should…

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In the studio – vintage scale and weights

I am sure most of you have figured I have recently picked up a penchant for vintage kitchen stuff, two things I had been looking for was so Willow bakeware and REAL vintage scales, sure I had a set of scales circa 1960’s I guess, but I wanted older…I think these ones fit the bill,…

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In the Studio with Lisa – Part 2

I recently put up a post of Bubbles that Lisa and I did in the studio, but that is not all we did that afternoon. Lisa shares my passion for all things dark and moody, and she brought some fabulous flowers, which we played with as well as some other bits I had as well….such…

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