In the studio – new door

I have been on the lookout for some time for a few vintage props; tin tile, sash window pane and a door of a manageable size and all at a manageable price. I recently visited yet another renovators warehouse and hoped to find a few treasures to come home. While I did find some treasures,…

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In the studio – Rainbow Brite

In between Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, we snuck in the very last photoshoot for 2019, boy was it a doozy. I must admit at first I was a tad uncomfortable with the session brief, but the more I thought about it, the more excited I actually become. Using REAL paint and throwing it…

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In the studio – Vamp tramp

Last week I featured some images from a recent studio shoot with creative designer Verdessa Fairy, this last instalment was a little bit too Goth for Christmas, so I thought I would save it til after. Lysa Rose modelled for us again, in this fabulous red and black number. Same outfit, but with two different…

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In the studio – Snow Demon

Alexia Frost…or just Lexie was so much fun to work with at our recent studio session, not only did she play the part of the Ice Queen, but also a Snow Demon. How cool is this horned headpiece? We created the dress from white jersey fabric and a silver belt I have and then added…

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In the studio – Some product photography

It’s been a while since I did any real commercial styled product photography, lots of still life, lots of food and lately loads of portraits, but not much actual product photography. I was recently asked to run a class on just that, here are some images from the prep beforehand… ~ Julz  

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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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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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In the studio – Ballet Slippers

Pretty much everything you see I snagged on a recent vintage shopping spree, it’s kind of scary seeing it all laid out like that, in fact, I just finished my taxes and what I actually spent last year on props is scary as….need to back off a bit! Hatbox – $5 Lace doily – $4…

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Light painting – still life with pears

I recently ran a light painting workshop, the pears and scales are often a favourite, among the students. I used different pears this time, I also have a new (to me) vintage rolling pin and some new linen. As you can see no two images turn out quite the same, the top one is much…

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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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