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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In the Studio – Wine & Cheese #2

Yesterday I featured the studio shot I created while spending a few hours in the studio with Hubby the other day. He had an idea for a Still Life image (not his usual genre) for some wine and cheese…he just needed my creative touch…this was the ‘after’ shot. This was created in the dark with…

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In the studio – wine & cheese #1

I recently spent some time in the studio with Hubby, while still life is not his chosen genre (he likes landscapes and long exposures, astro and such), he wanted to create a still life type image with wine and cheese, just needed my help with staging and styling. We actually went all out on this…

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In the studio with Autumn raspberries

I was recently playing in the studio, with my new chippy table and my new vintage scales and a vintage ladle (getting such a collection of vintage of late), I had some fresh Autumn raspberries that I had got for a workshop. It was early morning, and my window faces East, so the light was…

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In the studio with Chef Judy Pt 4

Over the past few weeks, I have been featuring some of the images captured during a session with Chef Judy Keegan. Last week was Death by Chocolate, this week something almost as decadent Chocolate Brownies We used Coloured Food Powder on this one, Blue and Gold…up until a few days before this shoot I didn’t…

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In the studio with Chef Judy Pt 3

So far I have featured two of the wonderful Food shoots I did with Chef Judy in the studio, she came to learn about lighting and styling, but I think I learned a lot too about prep and serving and little tips and tricks, like making chocolate rose leaves and drizzling chocolate over desserts and…

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In the studio with Chef Judy Pt 2

Last week I shared the images of Judy’s wonderful Banana & Fig Bread, the smells were divine. Today I thought I would share the Orange and Passionfruit Yo-Yos from the same day. We actually had so much fun recreating this scene again and then expanding on it. These are Dairy and Egg Free, so I…

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