Conceptual Portraits – Head in the clouds

I am a bit of a daydreamer, always have been. I would stare out windows in class, or even at work and play in my daydreams, wishing I was somewhere else. I know I am not alone, many people do it. I was chatting to another photographer/artist friend and I was reminded of the saying…

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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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So I kind of did this Thing! Adult Content

Please note that this post contains artful nudity, if this offends you, please do not read.

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Light Painting – Scales and Tangelos

Last Light Painting image for a little bit, I have bought some new items to photograph, but just have not had the time to relax and spend some time playing in the studio as I would like. These last few were quickies (all less than 30 seconds) and taken to double-check setups for a workshop.…

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Light Painting – Seashells

I often encourage my students to bring some personal items to my workshops, it gives them something unique to work with (other than my stuff) and there is usually a story behind every object. These seashells were part of a set this student’s parents collected, apparently, it is quite the collection. I could not help…

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Light painting – Ranunculus

I have not had much of an opportunity to photograph ranunculus before, it is not something we don’t seem to see locally very often, but I spotted these bright orange gems and had to have them. I used them for a Light Painting session and then a Light Painting class, I then also did some…

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The Sleeping Beauty

I recently was playing with some sheet music and roses with my macro lens, I decided to add one of my lovely crowns…the sheet music is titled “The Sleeping Beauty”, hence the title of the image. This is a black and white version I also have a colour version, which will hopefully be featured in…

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Helping Hand – Scissors

Continuing on with my Helping Hands, this time with Bonsai Scissors, do you have need to have something cut? String, flowers, no match for these scissors. Actually, these scissors get used in the studio a lot. Not only are they great for photos, but frequently get used to cut flower stems and string, loose threads…

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Helping Hand – Time

I purchased this artists’ modelling hand from eBay a little while ago and have been playing with creating a variety of images with the hand holding this, Pinnochio’s Apple & Under Pressure, are just two I have shown so far. So I decided to have another play recently and created three more. There is no hurry…

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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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