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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Coffee & cake part 4

All week I have been sharing my journey with coffee & cake. Four very different styles, different light and styling, I have used the same coffee cup in most. Today I am sharing some chocolate brownies (so full circle from day 1) and completely different styling. I wanted to capture height in my brownies, so…

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Coffee & cake part 3

Taking my coffee & cake scene up yet another notch. This time I I had a carrot cake, still have the same coffee cup and saucer, I also had a dark background. I also brought in a pop of colour with the cobalt blue napkin. I also used my Godox studio lights to really make…

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Coffee & cake part 2

I recently showed you one setup for coffee and cake, I then grabbed a fresh chocolate cake and had another go. There is nothing wrong with doing this. If it’s just not working for you. STOP! Pull everything down and start again. These were shot in natural light in front of the window, but on…

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Coffee & cake part 1

I was recently creating some images and videos for a new class, Simple still life in natural light, and I was wanting to capture a coffee and cake scenario. I took several different scenarios, I do that sometimes. I mean there is nothing wrong with these images, it’s just for one reason or another I…

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Monday Musings…

Have you ever had one of those weekends, where you feel like you’ve been super busy, but in fact have done very little? It’s like one step forward, two steps back, right? So frustrating. I did however, get MOST of the house cleaned, MOST of the washing done, I did the food shopping, wrote severalarticles…

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Dark light in the studio

Winter often means weak light, which is perfect for shooting dark light in the studio. I recently played with some beautiful pears, red wine and chocolate in the studio. I had my little scene setup on a table to the right of my window, allowing the soft diffused light wrap around the side of my…

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Share your world 17th June 2021

Things are all just a bit of whirlwind at the moment. We finally come out of our lockdown tonight, which means I can travel (within the state) and visit friends, go out, and even teach a few small private classes. Woohoo. I have also been putting the finishing touches on a brand new online class,…

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