Macro for beginners workshop

I recently ran a Macro for beginners workshop, it is the first time I have run a total beginners workshop, I have run other macro workshops, but people had been requested a back to basics, start from the beginning. So I did. We covered so many technical aspects of cameras and macro photography; exposure triangles,…

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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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Floating Fruit Workshop

My CPV Photography group holds lots of workshops, I am sometimes the teacher, some times the student…this day I was the student. Now the premise of floating fruit is actually quite easy, the actual act of creation is harder than it looks. These are the finished images We used black and white acrylic but decided…

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Monday’s Musings…

Such a mixed bag this week, I have spent quite a bit of time creating recipes and photographing the results, some wonderful, some not so great; ie my lactose-free, egg-free pannacotta did not set well and pretty much collapsed when taken out of the moulds…still tasted yummy and we ate all of it, but did…

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Light Painting Workshops

So I recently ran another of my Light Painting workshops, that’s 3 of 6 down so far and I am starting to develop a pattern, a flow for the workshops. It’s funny the day of this workshop was actually warm and sunny and very pleasant for a Melbourne Winters day, and instead of enjoying the…

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Winter Workshops – More Vintage Boho

A few weeks ago, I ran another portrait workshop, this time a Studio basics, on posing and direction with natural and studio lights. It was so fun and relaxed, I even managed to grab a few quite shots. Love the hi key black and white effect on these ones. Everyone had a blast, especially Jess,…

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Tuesday’s Texture – Painterly Vintage Boho

This was shot during a recent workshop, we actually experimented with holding various different materials in front of the camera lens; chiffon, lace, cheesecloth, tulle and such, we got some lovely creative images. I then ran this one through Photoshop and added a lovely painterly feel to it as well. ~ Julz, xo

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Winter Workshops – VPC Dark and Moody Fruit

I recently ran a Still Life workshop for my photography group, Victorian Photographers Collective. I enjoy the opportunity to give back to my community, as I have gained so much knowledge, insight, friendship and experiences through this group. The fact that I can offer 1/2 price workshops is a bonus for them as well. Not…

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Winter Workshops – Carnival of Darkness Conceptual Portraits

For me, Winter is the height of the workshop season, as it is cold and wet and people prefer to be inside, my long anticipated Conceptual Workshop for this season was finally here. Sold out, of course. Beautiful Jess was our model and we played predominately with lighting, posing and direction, with an emphasis on…

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In the Studio – Messy chocolatey fun

I am working on creating a new Workshop for September, and as I often do I spend several hours in the studio, coming up with ideas. Frequently there is more mess than the below pic…..but believe me it got much messier than this! Not sure if you can tell by all the kitchen accessories and…

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