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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In the studio – focus and blur

Still playing in the studio, this time I am top-down in a flat lay again, more earthy tones with the timber tray and my old box brownie camera mixed with some dried hydrangea. Still with lovely natural light, but more diffused this time, with lots more lovely shadows. I was playing with depth of field…

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In the studio -soft and dreamy

I adore everything about this image, the styling and staging, the lighting, the props…it all totally came together and has been a big hit on social media too. Sometimes it all just works. soft tones and matching colour scheme and soft natural light…just beautiful. It’s images like this that really make me love soft and…

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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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