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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Out of the Studio – Hayley & Liam

A little while ago I featured some photos I took of my main Muse Jess and her Autistic son, Connor,¬† This week I managed to get some stunning lifestyle shots of Hayley and her son Liam. I seem to be able to bring out the best in these kids when no-one else seems to have…

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Regular Random – Peonies #2

Last week I featured some lovely peonies I picked up at the grocery store, This week I thought I would feature a few more, this time with a fabulous vintage bottle and a brass dish I picked up at a flea market… Would you like to join¬† Regular Random? choose a subject or a scene…

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