In the studio – Still Life

I recently had a friend visit and we spent some time playing in the studio after buying some lovely fresh flowers. I wanted to create something a little bit cool and funky, so we filled some ice-cream waffle cones with gypsophilum and paper daisies Quite sweet aren’t they? Sometimes you just have to get creative!…

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In the studio – Pink Carnations

Soft and delicate, the carnation is a classic. This soft delicate pink went so well with my Grandmothers Royal Albert china teacups (even thought they had roses on them)… I have a small collection of vintage teacups…what about you? Do you collect anything? ~ Julz

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In the studio – Dahlias

I recently purchased these soft pink and cream dahlias and was playing with them in the studio. natural light and my macro lens, capturing the soft petals and details. Spraying with some water from a spray bottle to add another dimension. So pretty, dahlia are high on my favourite list, as are peony and ranunculis,…

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In the studio – Gerberas

There is nothing is as bright and cheerful as gerberas, is there? Possibly Daisies or Cosmos, but I cannot get either of them at the moment. But I did recently pick up these bright orange ones! So I spent some time playing with them in the studio… Just popped them on my chippy table in…

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More Pink Roses

I really did try to make the most of my pretty pink roses, I shot them several times, over several days. Even if initially my camera was only on a tripod, it was great to be shooting and editing again. I received these from a friend, who had borrowed some studio equipment, isn’t that nice…

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Playing with something a little different

Still playing with my pink roses, I wanted to mix things up a bit and play with some props too. I really kind of like the weird ice-cream cone thing, I bought a packet cheap, so I love to experiment further with them. I really needed to cut the rose stems shorter, but I didn’t…

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Pink Roses in Macro

Still, with my beautiful pink roses, this time I grabbed my macro lens and went in a bit closer And I am still not finished, I shot these beauties over several days… ~ Julz

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Kindness of Friends

Even in these trying times, there is still kindness to be found. I recently received this beautiful bunch of pink roses from some friends, after they had borrowed my smoke machine. It was such perfect timing, as I had been playing with my hydrangeas and was in the mood for more subjects to shoot. Trust…

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Fading flowers in fading light – Sunflowers

Last week I did a post on fading disbuds in fading light, but they weren’t my only leftover flowers. I had run a workshop and I had a student bring a huge bunch of sunflowers for us to use, which were wonderful. I also took these sunflowers to the Alice in Wonderland shoot. But after…

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In the studio – a little vintage

I recently picked up a vintage cupboard door, it is old and worn and has such a lovely look and feel to it. I use it as a backdrop to so many images. Add some vintage linen and my old bonsai scissors and it is starting to get a real vintage feel. I have been…

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