Light Painting – Grapes and scales

I am going to feature some new Light Painting images I have created lately. I recently ran a workshop and taught this technique and managed to capture a few images before and after the workshop. I really like the grapes, the colour the texture, so I managed to capture a few different images with them,…

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Summer Workshops – Still Life

I recently ran my first Still Life workshop in quite a while, it was lovely to get back to basics. Initially, I thought it may not go ahead, due to poor bookings, but a week before the class it was full with a waitlist, funny how things work out. One of the ladies (and this…

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In the studio – a little vintage

I recently picked up a vintage cupboard door, it is old and worn and has such a lovely look and feel to it. I use it as a backdrop to so many images. Add some vintage linen and my old bonsai scissors and it is starting to get a real vintage feel. I have been…

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In the studio – focus and blur

Still playing in the studio, this time I am top-down in a flat lay again, more earthy tones with the timber tray and my old box brownie camera mixed with some dried hydrangea. Still with lovely natural light, but more diffused this time, with lots more lovely shadows. I was playing with depth of field…

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In the studio -soft and dreamy

I adore everything about this image, the styling and staging, the lighting, the props…it all totally came together and has been a big hit on social media too. Sometimes it all just works. soft tones and matching colour scheme and soft natural light…just beautiful. It’s images like this that really make me love soft and…

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In the studio – Dark and Moody

I managed to spend some time in the studio this week, just getting back to basics. My classes start back this week and while I am teaching and running some portrait workshops first, I then have some still life and such coming up too. Plus still life calms and centres me… So this week I…

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In the studio – a little dark and moody

I truly do love a little dark and moody, and while I sometimes seem to jump around in genres, I inevitably end up back with what I love…dark and moody. I recently saw a photo by another photographer I admire who had these old tin cans for vessels or vases and I thought it was…

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In the studio – Still Life

I really am enjoying the rich deep tones of my new door, and wanted to capture some more pretty still life. All of these captured with lovely soft afternoon natural side light (from camera left) ~ Julz

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In the studio – new door

I have been on the lookout for some time for a few vintage props; tin tile, sash window pane and a door of a manageable size and all at a manageable price. I recently visited yet another renovators warehouse and hoped to find a few treasures to come home. While I did find some treasures,…

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