Regular Random – Flowers on the windowsill

I was staying with my daughter on holidays and she had this sweet posy on her windowsill, I think it may have been a birthday gift from work colleagues. I would stand next to the window and look at the blue sky while making coffee, I felt they needed at least five minutes of my…

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Fabulous Friday flowers, last of my red roses

My Daughter bought big bunches of flowers for me for Mother’s day and I have been trying to capture as many images as I can, It was morning and the sun was very bright through the window, so I had the blinds drawn shut, there was a tiny slither of light escaping via the side,…

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Capturing light for better photography

Learn to harness any type of lighting for your Still Life Photography, or indeed any type of Photography. Once you know HOW to control the light you can get great photos, anytime, anywhere.

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Tuesday’s Textures…

I found this rather unique and textural plant in several places while we were in New Zealand, apparently, it’s called a Teazel. During a visit to Howick Village, I came across this against a darkened doorway, brilliant sunlight and deep shadows behind…just perfectly framed and displaying the little spikes…just magnificent, how could I not take…

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In the Studio – Blueberries

I took these blueberry shots a little while ago and was saving them for a project, apparently, another photographer felt they have a monopoly on blueberries and took a dislike to my using them, sadly they are a no go on my little project, they are still pretty so I thought I would share them…

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Regular Random – Paper Daisies

I did a recent visit to Australia Gardens (will post more pics soon), I went to shoot the orchids in the orchid house, but there was only one! But then I went to find something else to catch my eye – and found these beauties! I believe they are called Paper Daisies So totally stunning…

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In the Studio – Backlighting

I was shooting some pretty flowers I was given in some backlight the other day for my Sunday Stills class, and they just looked so pretty I thought I would share them here…it’s been a while since I shared some pretty flowers, some still life. Why is it sometimes we forget the simple joys in…

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Regular Random – Dried Lavender

Somedays you just have to touch base with your love, your passion, sure I have really been working with my Still Life, but I spent a few minutes really getting Dark and Moody – definitely my signature style! I had recently purchased some dried lavender from a lavender farm and I had just had these…

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Regular Random – Vintage Peony

I found another bunch of Peony Roses, these ones have more of a vintage vibe, soft cream with blushes of pink, so so pretty… I felt they need a dark and moody vintage treatment, hence the old crate and cheesecloth, deep shadows and subtle highlights. All shot with my Sony a7ii, 50mm F/2.8 Would you…

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Friday Flowers – Hydrangea

As a child, the house I grew up in had Hydrangea and Geranium bushes planted all along the drive and near the front door. Whenever I see either of these plants it reminds me of childhood days. I do not have hydrangeas planted in my current garden, as they just don’t suit, but I do…

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