Still Life – pink roses and tea cups

Just randomly playing with some beautiful pink roses and gypsophilum in the studio. Played with my 28-75mm lens and aperture from f/2.8 – f/5.0. Soft natural light. Soft cheesecloth (pink and cream), my chippy table and an old chippy stool, as well as the cute little teacup and saucer and my favourite bonsai scissors. I…

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In the studio – Still Life

I recently had a friend visit and we spent some time playing in the studio after buying some lovely fresh flowers. I wanted to create something a little bit cool and funky, so we filled some ice-cream waffle cones with gypsophilum and paper daisies Quite sweet aren’t they? Sometimes you just have to get creative!…

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In the studio – still life with Lisa

I recently had a friend come around for a visit, we had not really seen each other in nearly a year. 2020 for pretty much everyone on the planet is a right-off, right? Well 2021 is a new year and time to rekindle some friendships. We started off with a lovely long lunch and catching…

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Herbs & Spices

So I started setting up a few herbs and spices for a studio shoot, then I started adding a few more, then a few more again. Before you know it, I had a whole table setup with just about everything from the kitchen; basil, oregano, paprika, rock salt, peppercorn, garlic, anise, Himalayan Salt, lime, vanilla…

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Still Life – limes

One of Mum and Dad’s neighbours has this awesome lime tree which totally hangs over the fence, so that makes it fair game right? Not everyone likes limes…but here we love them. Great for photos but also for a yummy grilled chicken tomato & avocado salsa and lime and chilli marinade. I didn’t take any…

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Vintage Billies

I found this old vintage billies in my parents attic recently, rescued them for some still life. This used to be used when we went camping to boil water over a campfire to make billie-tea. They are so well used and discoloured, look a treat with some fresh daisies, also from my parents garden. ~…

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Friday’s Flowers – Leucadendrons

When Dad passed away recently I had wonderful friends who sent me flowers, so thoughtful to know they cared, but also to know they care enough that some still life flower photography would be just the gentle creative therapy I’d need. I was given one bunch so big I could only fit them in a…

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Tea & Roses

Just a simple one today, some of the gorgeous (not quite) white roses sent to me recently, I took a number of different still lifes with them and I am still going… So pretty and so soft, the colour is not quite white, has just a hint of blush to them. ~ Julz

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So, I painted a new background…

One thing that certainly seems to have come out of COVID19 is more people are doing a lot more D.I.Y right? I am not different. I painted a new background for the studio, just and old stained canvas I had hanging around, painted it grey and they sponged black and white over it, looks pretty…

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Looking at light

Just a quick one for today, grabbed Woodrow (my vintage wood duck) and some fresh hellebore from the garden. I was playing with some lovely morning light.in the studio. I hope you are having a wonderful week… ~ Julz

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