Dexter in the studio with Velvet 56

I’m sure you all know by now how much Dexter just adores being in the studio…he has his favourite chair (or two) and once that bowtie goes on he knows it’s action time. Well I wanted to play with the new Lensbaby Velvet 56, he really is my only willing participant as far as model…

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Share your world on 26th October 2021

Things are finally starting to open up and look up. They have eased our restrictions again! Last Friday we were allowed to visit family and friends (if we’re all double vaxxed), so I saw two different friends on Friday, with one we played in the studio and had a fabulous morning. Then I had another…

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Playing in the studio with lights

I recently spent a cold wet afternoon in the studio with Hubby and the dogs, he had agreed to sit for me so I could play with some different lighting effects. Mostly it was for a series of articles I wrote for Photofocus.com. I won’t go into all the specifics, you can read the article…

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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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In the studio – Jess, Vogue

Yay, Jess is back! We had a break between lockdowns and I managed to get one shoot in the studio. We did our very best to be Covid safe, social distancing, masks and all the rest of it. A pain, but we were just so happy to be shooting again…even if it was for just…

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