In the studio – Vintage Boudoir

The best laid plans of mice and (wo)men…right? I had this idea for a vintage boudoir shoot ages ago. I fell in love with the backdrop and ordered it months ago, with the promise of setting up a date when it finally arrived. Well then the whole world lockdown happened and again this shoot was…

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In the studio…Kodak and Hydraganeas

Spending some quiet time in the studio and doing some light painting is a great form of mediation and self-soothing. It’s quiet and calming and there is a rhythm required that stills the mind and allows you to concentrate on the task at hand. Plus I really enjoy both the shooting and the editing of…

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In the studio – a little vintage love

I bought this vase, pearls and such for our Gatsby shoot a few weeks ago, so sad that it was still just sitting there. There have been no other shoots. Before I packed it all away I thought I might do a little vintage love and some light painting. That vase and the pearls were…

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In the studio – a little vintage

I recently picked up a vintage cupboard door, it is old and worn and has such a lovely look and feel to it. I use it as a backdrop to so many images. Add some vintage linen and my old bonsai scissors and it is starting to get a real vintage feel. I have been…

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In the studio – focus and blur

Still playing in the studio, this time I am top-down in a flat lay again, more earthy tones with the timber tray and my old box brownie camera mixed with some dried hydrangea. Still with lovely natural light, but more diffused this time, with lots more lovely shadows. I was playing with depth of field…

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In the studio – a little dark and moody

I truly do love a little dark and moody, and while I sometimes seem to jump around in genres, I inevitably end up back with what I love…dark and moody. I recently saw a photo by another photographer I admire who had these old tin cans for vessels or vases and I thought it was…

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In the studio – new door

I have been on the lookout for some time for a few vintage props; tin tile, sash window pane and a door of a manageable size and all at a manageable price. I recently visited yet another renovators warehouse and hoped to find a few treasures to come home. While I did find some treasures,…

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Winter Workshops – Light Painting #5

My Light Painting workshops are still selling out like crazy, I have one more planned for this year, then it is time to give it a break and perhaps do some more next year. I am quickly running out of weekends, between concept shoots, holidays, workshops and personal projects. I cannot believe it’s nearly September…

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In the studio – vintage scale and weights

I am sure most of you have figured I have recently picked up a penchant for vintage kitchen stuff, two things I had been looking for was so Willow bakeware and REAL vintage scales, sure I had a set of scales circa 1960’s I guess, but I wanted older…I think these ones fit the bill,…

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Winter Outings – Vintage shopping spree

I know there are some who would cringe at the mere thought of this (my Hubby lol) and others I know are green with jealously that they could not join us. This is something I had been planning for a while, a real get together and vintage shopping spree with friends and students alike. Sadly…

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