Happiness is a cup of tea

Well, at least a cup of fresh coffee! Just playing around in the studio. I cut these cream bottlebrush from a neighbour’s garden (with permission). So pretty. I have red ones in my garden, must try and capture some of them this year too…my tree didn’t really flower last Autumn, but I am hoping it…

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Still Life with gypsophila

Before the dreaded Covid took me out I spent a few days pottering in the studio with some dried flowers. I am working on a small project, but I thought I’d share a few images with you before I release the final project. All shot with my Sony a7R3 and Lensbaby Velvet56 at approx f/2.8…

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Hello April

Well, just like that it’s April! I managed to watch a heap of Netflix; Bridgerton, Murder on the Orient Express and Inventing Anna. The silver lining to Covid I guess? Let’s hope April brings more good than bad after a topsy turvy March! Wishing you a creative and inspired weekend… ~ Julz

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Still Life with Lavender

I was recently playing in the studio with some dried lavender, capturing some pretty still life. The smell was divine. I was shooting with my 90mm macro lens and my Lensbaby Velvet56 mostly at f/2.8 to f/4. As a lot of this was handheld, so much ISO was higher than normal, from 250 to 640.…

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Getting ready for Mother’s Day – Jess & family

I was recently asked to write a few articles for Kate Backdrops for Mother’s Day. Whenever I put out a Model Call, it can be a mixed bag. Sadly again this year families who had jumped at the chance had to back out last meaning with Covid (everyone is now fine). It was the same…

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Creative Portraits – Sirens

Last year, I did a fine art shoot with a model in a bathtub. I commented at the time I would love to get a mermaid in that tub! I am a big believer in asking for what you want and the universe will get it for you (well within reason – I still don’t…

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In the studio – Moulin Rouge showgirl

It’s been a minute since I had Emily in front of the camera. Well up until recently I haven’t really had anyone in front of the camera, apart from the dog. So it was so nice to have a catchup and shoot this little Moulin Rouge showgirl inspired set. Moulin Rouge the musical is in…

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In the studio – The Puppet Master

It’s already been a busy whirlwind of a week, we started off with a lovely classic still life workshop, then jumped straight in with the first creative workshop of the year, The Puppet Master. This started off as an idea about marionettes. A real-life Geppetto and Pinocchio, but of course, I had to go a…

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Classic still life workshop

Yay! I finally opened the studio for 2022. We started off with a lovely Classic Still Life workshop. Five brand new faces were eager to learn what I had to teach. It felt so good to be back after an enforced two-month break. Between Christmas and New years and everything going on, I always close…

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