Tuesday’s Textures – Watercolour

Yes, a shameless piece of self-promotion here 🙂 I created this piece from a flower shot from Hamilton Gardens in NZ and my brand new Soft Water Colours Collection of Digital Creative Textures and Backgrounds. I am getting quite a collection now on my website – go check it out Have a fabulous week… ~Julz,…

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Light Painting – Hydrangea

I finally had some free time to myself in the studio and decided that I really wanted to play with some Light Painting, Light Sculpting, whatever you would like to call it. Essentially it involves me sitting in a dark studio and over the period of a minute or two, lighting my subject with a…

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Celebrating the Wins…

Sometimes in life, you just have to take stock and celebrate the small wins, and of course the big ones too. Earlier this week two of my images received a Special Merit & an Honorary Mention in Light Space and Time “Figurative” Competition. True I was a little disappointed I did not receive a place,…

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Tuesday’s Textures

After being diagnosed with Shingles last week and spending every day since then in constant pain, I decided that I really need to do something more constructive with my time than Netflix Binge, as opposed to sulking in despair, a few days sure but then I gotta get real. Then, of course, I also heard…

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Tuesday’s Textures

I spent most of last week feeling miserable and trying to sit and concentrate on anything was difficult, so I took this image (Lake Taupo, NZ) and just played with it, I adored the Monotone image, the calmness of the water and I simply made it a little more painterly. ~ Julz, xo

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Tuesday’s Textures

Still playing with some images from our trip, and probably will be for a while, found this little guy and his friend at Gumdiggers Park, NZ ~ Julz, xo  

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Tuesday’s Textures…

One thing I did while on our big NZ Adventure was collect textures; sand, rock, plants, walls – all sorts of things and I will hope to eventually create some fabulous new texture packs. So while I was going through some of my photos I decided to have a break and a little bit of…

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Tuesday’s Textures – Magnolia

This was created from an image I took of a silk flower, it needed a little bit of artistic treatment, so I played in Photoshop, with some of my Texture Packs ~ Julz

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A Little Macro Magic

I have been working almost exclusively with my Sony 50mm Macro lens of late, I adore it, the images are superb. I decided one very hot day to grab some ordinary household items and have a play…this is a kitchen fork on black Perspex (or Plexiglass) and some natural light. ISO100, F/4.5, 1/60 second. I…

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In the Studio – A New Muse – Richard Wood

Recently, I posted about a new Studio Muse in photographer Emily Soto, this week is Kiwi Photographer Richard Wood, I found him about the same time. I enrolled in his Master Class and have been loving every minute, the fine details, the craft, the imagination, fills me with ideas and excitement, he teaches nothing new…

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