Mondays Musings…

Last week was such a busy week, I did a Vampire inspired Couples Shoot with Jess and a new model Dragon Night – now there is an interesting character, I will fill you in on that soon. It was a mid-week evening shoot, which I normally don’t do, but with so many creatives and work…

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In the Studio – The Great Gatsby

This is something I have been wanting to try my hand at for a while – The Great Gatsby, you know the story written by F. Scott Fitzgerald about the roaring 1920’s Jazz Music and Flapper dresses, I adore the movie with Leonardo DiCaprio by Baz Lurman – I adored the old school glitz and…

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In the Studio – Introducing Zed Archibald

I had a call from one of my makeup artists’ Ally “Julz, you need to meet this kid Zed, he’s cool and I think he’ll be really cool to work with, he’s just started to get into modelling”. So I am like “send me his pic and some ideas and let’s see what works”. Zed (his…

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Mondays Musings…

I love a long weekend, today is Queens Birthday weekend, not our current Queen, but one long since gone, silly…but I will take the public holiday. On Friday I had a totally awesome shoot with Gemma from Tricksie Pixies fame and The Great Gatsby, as our theme. I am really enjoying some more epic cinematic…

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In the Studio – Beauty and The Beast Pt 2

Jess had bought herself a Belle dress and really wanted to do a Disney Princess inspired studio session. Micaela joined us for the hair and make-up, so the team was back together again. We did have a little trouble with our Beast, after a few failed attempts with male models, Moth got roped into it. …

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In the Studio – Beauty and The Beast Pt 1

Jess had bought herself a Belle dress and really wanted to do a Disney Princess inspired studio session. I, of course, wanted to put my own mark on it and it came off a little darker than I think Jess originally planned, but I did not want to get into a war over licensing, so…

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Don’t be afriad of ISO

In Digital Photography ISO measures the sensitivity of the image sensor. The same principles apply as in film photography – the lower the number the less sensitive your camera is to light and the finer the grain. Higher ISO settings are generally used in darker situations to get faster shutter speeds. Something that I was learnt early on with my DSLR…

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In The Studio – The Red Rabbit

Following up on the recent Black & White Rabbits shoot is the Red Rabbit, I love how we coordinated the corset, skirts, and wigs for each set. We did two different backgrounds on this one the same charcoal polyboard set and the canvas backdrop.  Both are neutral and allow the subject to stand out No…

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In the Studio – with The White Rabbit

Yes same white rabbit, same model, same costume, same day and time, but no pocket watch, but it looks very different from Follow The White Rabbit, don’t you think? All still shot on Sony a7ii, 50mm Prime F/2.8, this time with studio lights (softbox and beauty dish) on neutral canvas and light green/grey background. ~ Julz

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Tech Talk, In the Studio – Backdrops

I often get asked what I use for backdrops in the studio, and people are often quite surprised with what I use, so I thought I might write a post. Still Life I thought I’d start here, as in some ways it is easier, due to a smaller area. I often shoot outside on the…

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