Spring Outings – Pirianda Gardens

We only just discovered these gardens in the Dandenong Ranges late Autumn/Winter this year, we have visited so many gardens up in the Dandenongs, this was not often visited as the main road in is 4WD cars only, such a pity for many tourists. On our spur of the moment visit last year we did…

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Regular Random – Bubble, Blubble, Toil & Trouble

Spent an afternoon in the studio with fellow photography Lisa and we wanted to play and experiment with a few different things, one was bubbles. Learnt a lot and know what changes to make for next time, but still lots of messy fun, most of this series was a few hastily snapped shots of the…

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In The Studio – Still Life with Lisa

The first day of Spring was wet cold and quite horrible, I had invited a fellow photographer friend over to practice some photography skills in the studio, it had been far too long between Still Life shoots for me. I had borrowed a friends 50mm Macro lens to try on my Sony a7, as I…

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Regular Randoms – Australian Natives

I recently spent some time in the studio, playing with a borrowed macro lens and a bunch of Australian Natives a friend bought with her to play with. The light was extremely poor this day so I stayed with diffused studio lights, it was good to be working with a macro lens again, as opposed…

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Regular Random – Spring Daffodils

Yesterday was the first day of Spring for us Aussies, So I celebrated with a friend, by spending the whole afternoon in the studio with some fresh spring flowers; in particular Daffodils. I had also borrowed a 50mm Macro lens to play with for the day, I am deciding whether to get a 50mm, 60mm…

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Winter Workshops – VPC Dark and Moody Fruit

I recently ran a Still Life workshop for my photography group, Victorian Photographers Collective. I enjoy the opportunity to give back to my community, as I have gained so much knowledge, insight, friendship and experiences through this group. The fact that I can offer 1/2 price workshops is a bonus for them as well. Not…

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Fabulous Friday Flowers- Simple White Gerbera

A simple offering today of a beautiful white gerbera, such a happy feel good flower I literally have an EPIC weekend this weekend and will not be back on deck until Tuesday, and I will begin to fill you all in on that. I wish you fun, adventures and most of all laughter on this…

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Regular Random – Dragons and Chopsticks

Many, many years ago….A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away¬†(sorry I could not resist), I was given these tiny little pewter dragon chopstick holders, or perhaps they were given to Moth, I can honestly no longer remember, when or by whom. Anyway, I was recently on a hunt for new things to…

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Tech Talk – Voking Macro Light Ring

So I made a few posts recently mentioning that we had purchased a macro light ring, the one we purchased was from Voking for Nikon cameras (LED MACRO RING LITE VK-110), it comes with variously sized adjustment (step up) rings which screw into the lens to hold the actual ring light, they will fit from…

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Out of the Studio – Smoke and Mirrors

Moth and I recently spent the day experimenting and playing with the cameras, some shiny reflective things, some matches and things around the house. Perhaps this should be a Winter Outings, but we never left the house, as we grabbed some things from the studio and set this up in the kitchen meals area, despite…

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