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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The Ice Queen

The Ice Queen cometh. I mean what can I say, I actually did so very little to the image, it really was quite amazing, the white eyes were contacts worn by Jess, creepy, so I highlighted them I created a dark vignette and added snow…it seemed to ‘need’ snow. The twigs were there in the…

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She walks among us

As the new day dawns, The Ice Queen, returns to walk among us, the stuff of legends It was fantastic to get back into the studio with Jess, but just as good to be inspired to create a few great pieces for the Winter Wonderland collection. These days I don’t create for the sake of…

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Butterfly Dreaming

The original image was captured in really bad photographic conditions and needed quite a bit of photoshop magic to turn it into this image, which I feel is soft and calm and serene…I titled it Butterfly Dreaming, I feel I have another piece called that as well so maybe this is Butterfly Dreaming #2! Ellen…

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