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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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? ~ Julz

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Dogs in the studio – again

With an ongoing Covid Lockdown, again…it seems my only willing and available model is Dexter. He is actually getting really quite good and is really learning his craft. I know many will think it is staged, but it’s not. I set up this still life/ lifestyle scene for a shoot and young Mr. Dexter ever…

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Tea with friends

I was recently setting up some still life in the studio, the dogs were with me, as per usual. This was my scene below. I barely snapped the scene above and Dexter just happened to pop up on the chair, far more interested in the chocolate chip muffins (which he didn’t get) than anything else.…

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Dogs in the studio…

While we were in lockdown, my daughter and I decided to have a little fun in the studio. Something I had seen before and wanted to try. Not everything went to plan on the day, but it was still loads of fun. Throwing treats for Dexter to catch and capturing him in action. I call…

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Mothers Day flowers – Red Tulips

Every year my daughters buy me flowers for Mother’s Day, but the last few years they have made sure they have been quite photogenic ones. They are not fancy or expensive, but the fact that they think about what I might also like to photograph is especially nice. I also had a little help in…

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In the studio – meet Braxton

About a month ago I shared some images of the gorgeous Jess 36 weeks pregnant, well she had a little boy and I recently had the honour of doing his first portraits at 4 weeks old. I also got cuddles!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awe so cute. So here he is young Mr Braxton. I don’t normally shoot new-borns,…

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