White Ranunculus Part 1

So I have shared a few of my red flowers with you, here are the white ones. These were captured in front of my studio window in natural light. I did use a reflector to bounce a little light back onto the flowers and brighten them up a bit ~Julz

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Red Ranunculus Part 2

Still with my deep red ranunculus, or is it ranunculi? The first two are with studio lights (Godox AD200 speed light) the last is natural window light. Such a dramatic difference isn’t there? Such a pretty triptych. Sorry I really haven’t got too much else to say. Being in constant lockdown makes life a little…

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Red Ranunculus Part 1

While I was out on one of the few chances I am actually allowed to leave the house (buying bread and milk and such) I found some white and deep red ranunculus flowers. Such an interesting plant, closely related to buttercups. Of course I had to buy them and promptly set up a few shoots…

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Monday Musings…

Another week in lockdown, which we have just found out is being extended…again. Frustrating but what can you do? I am again postponing all planned events Another month. Arrgg! I guess my only excitement is a raft of online classes and presentations on all sorts of topics. I am running a few more, as well…

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A little touch of spring

My daughter received this bunch of flowers for her birthday. Funny thing is she doesn’t really like cut flowers that much, they just die…so sad. She does however enjoy handing them to me, so I can capture them forever. Shooting with my Sony a7R3 and the 28-75mm lens I shot on a tripod anywhere from…

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It’s nearly Spring

I actually left the house, last week and spotted some of the Prunus trees were already in bloom. I had to grab some smaller branches or twiglets (?) and take them home to shoot. I decided to set up three different looks. I set up my black seamless background, placed a black stool. I also…

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Share your world – 10th August 2021

Another week of lockdown, it’s hard to concentrate some days. I feel scattered and disconnected. I try to keep busy and positive and Creative. I keep postponing work and trying to source other (online) work, but it’s quite difficult. But that’s my burden, right. Anyway here are Melanie’s SYW questions for this week… QUESTIONS: Restrictions…

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Winter Workshops – Still Life

It’s nice to get back to some basics, with a Soft & Dreamy Still Life class. I had a few new students, which is always nice. Most of my work comes through word of mouth, so it’s great to see some new faces. This time we have four stations, one window light, two with LED…

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In the studio – Chicken and sweet corn soup

I know it’s a bit out there as far as a post is concerned, but when Winter hits and it is sol cold (well Melbourne cold, not Canada cold!) I want to yummy chicken and sweet corn soup. What’s your go to for a quite wholesome pick me up? I also did a stop animation…

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Crisp early mornings

Don’t you just love it when a beautiful patch of sunlight streams in through the window first thing in the morning? Everything feels fresh and new and full of possibilities. I love to just sit quietly for a few moments with a cuppa, perhaps a book. What about you? These days feel far too infrequent…

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