Herbs & Spices

So I started setting up a few herbs and spices for a studio shoot, then I started adding a few more, then a few more again. Before you know it, I had a whole table setup with just about everything from the kitchen; basil, oregano, paprika, rock salt, peppercorn, garlic, anise, Himalayan Salt, lime, vanilla…

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Still Life – limes

One of Mum and Dad’s neighbours has this awesome lime tree which totally hangs over the fence, so that makes it fair game right? Not everyone likes limes…but here we love them. Great for photos but also for a yummy grilled chicken tomato & avocado salsa and lime and chilli marinade. I didn’t take any…

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In the studio – Cookies & Milk

I recently was doing some work on a new project, a new online class actually and had some fresh yummy cookies and milk in the studio. With everything that is going on in the world I thought I might share something a little cheery… Two different varieties, chocolate chip and salted caramel and white chocolate…mmm…

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Banana Muffins

It’s funny, with more time on my hands I would have thought I would be doing more baking, but the honest truth is I just can’t be bothered. Weird, right? I mean it’s normally right up my alley and being home 24/7 is the perfect opportunity to try out new recipes and bake some yummy…

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Monday’s Musings…

Our COVID19 numbers are climbing and things are becoming worse (not USA Bad, but bad for Australia). Masks are now mandatory and they are threatening stage 4 restrictions. Stage 3 would be plenty if people would just stop being dumbasses. I went food shopping recently and I was the only person even wearing a mask,…

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Autumn Outings – Modern Turkish Food Class

Last year I attended a Christmas Cookie class, with some friends and we had such a wonderful time. Well, #100milefoodie and #oneoutoutMelbourne run other food classes as well, and not just food plenty of other experiences up for grabs too. One such class was the Modern Turkish feast. So I recently attended this with my…

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Spring Outings – European Christmas Cookie Class

I had been looking for something fun to do with some friends and students for an end of the year get together, a change from the usual Sunday brunch and champagne or a ‘play-date’ in the studio. Something fun and inclusive of photographers and non-photographers alike. I came across this European Christmas Cookie class by…

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In the studio – Fun with food

I recently had a few ladies from my Food Photography Class who live local come and spend the day in the studio. We all prepared something to shoot and then eat and a variety of props, we also had some flowers too. There were the Chocolate and pear cake, which when cut revealed an entire…

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Light Painting – Figs

I love being about to mix my love of food photography and light painting, these figs and my wooden corbel at just so beautifully matched, along with my favourite Tyvek backdrop and my chippy timber table. I have been getting a LOT of lovely comments on social media…I adore it when things just WORK! Figs…

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Croissants – three different ways

In a recent workshop I taught, we had these croissants, which I sliced in half, filled with Nutella and fresh strawberries and then we dusted with icing sugar. We captured the icing sugar in action by using a studio flash. Sadly as good as they look, once we finished shooting we actually threw them in…

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