In the Studio – Levitation

So Emily recently visited me in the studio for a shoot I had been planning since before the lockdown, I had ordered a new backdrop and was waiting for it to finally arrive. Anyway. My camera group had been having weekly challenges as I am sure many of you have seen the ones I posted?…

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Digital Art – Jewels from the Deep

I have been featuring some recent artwork from a Mermaid beach shoot, but this is probably my favourite. The actual water was shot in a pool in Bali back in 2017. I had fun use the Puppet Warp feature in Photoshop, as Jess was actually kneeling in the sand…she didn’t really look like she was…

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Out of the studio – Moonlight Magic

This is another Mermaid shot from the other night. Someone had the brilliant idea of bringing an actual crystal ball…which I actually turned into a giant pearl in this image and it looked like Jess was irreverent or perhaps meditating in this shot, she looked so lovely and peaceful on the water’s edge, you could…

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Conceptual Portraits – A Walk in the forest

Yesterday I shared the first image in the Missing Princess series, where I capture her deeds, but not her. Today we catch up with her as she wanders a forest in the evening, warm Summer breeze and fireflies trailing along behind her. Generally, you would have your model as centre focus, not walking out of…

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Conceptual Portraits – Missing in Action

I have begun a new online course on Conceptual Portraits with my two favourite educators Brooke Shaden and Sebastian Michaels. When Brooke was here in June, I was chatting to Brooke with a few Photoshopartistry friends and we said Brooke should really get in contact with Sebastian and do something together. Six months later and…

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Conceptual Portraits – Hung up to Dry

Ever had that feeling that you have no more to give, everyone asks so much of you, you feel like you have been totally wrung out? Hung up to dry? Even when you feel totally wrecked, sometimes, just sometimes there is a guiding light a little shimmer of hope that things will get better. That…

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Conceptual Portraits – Come fly with me

If you have been following me for a while, you may remember Rachelle, possibly even this red dress and the red balloons, we had a fun-filled day a few years ago. Rachelle now lives back in New Zealand, so we don’t really get to create in the studio anymore, but I still have fond memories…

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Spring florals

  I took this image on my smartphone, the flowers were so pretty in their flower bed. Not quite Spring but the warmth in Brisbane, had already started to see a few flowers bloom. I then decided to play with it in Photoshop and add some textures and make it all painterly and pretty. ~…

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Floating Fruit Workshop

My CPV Photography group holds lots of workshops, I am sometimes the teacher, some times the student…this day I was the student. Now the premise of floating fruit is actually quite easy, the actual act of creation is harder than it looks. These are the finished images We used black and white acrylic but decided…

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Winter Wonderland

There is a story behind this image (isn’t there always?) but I thought I might share this one. I had this fabulous idea of pointing a coloured torch at the crystal ball Jess was holding, Desley was shooting and the colour spectrum she was getting in her shots was amazing…I was so excited to try.…

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