Winter Wonderland

There is a story behind this image (isn’t there always?) but I thought I might share this one. I had this fabulous idea of pointing a coloured torch at the crystal ball Jess was holding, Desley was shooting and the colour spectrum she was getting in her shots was amazing…I was so excited to try.…

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The Ice Queen

The Ice Queen cometh. I mean what can I say, I actually did so very little to the image, it really was quite amazing, the white eyes were contacts worn by Jess, creepy, so I highlighted them I created a dark vignette and added snow…it seemed to ‘need’ snow. The twigs were there in the…

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She walks among us

As the new day dawns, The Ice Queen, returns to walk among us, the stuff of legends It was fantastic to get back into the studio with Jess, but just as good to be inspired to create a few great pieces for the Winter Wonderland collection. These days I don’t create for the sake of…

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In the studio – Winter Wonderland

It has been good to get back into the studio for some conceptual portrait shoots again, but ever so slowly and far more intentionally. Not that the near 30 shoots I did last year were not intentional, it was VERY full on and I think I burnt myself out creatively. So this year, so far,…

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Winter Outings – Healesville Sanctuary

Last week we had a brief respite from the horrid Winter weather we have been experiencing, we had a few days of blissful conditions; blue skies, sunshine, calm gentle winds and warmer temperatures…heaven. So hubby and I packed up our camera gear and headed to Healesville Sanctuary for a day communing with nature and animals.…

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Winter Outings – St Kilda Pier at Sunset

Recently we had a free afternoon, something I have not had for a while it seems and while the weather was brisk, it was not raining and clouds looked possible for a decent Winter Sunset, a few fellow photographers decided to meet at the Historic Cafe at the end of St Kilda Pier in Melbourne…

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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 Weekend Wanderings – Pink Cliffs, Heathcote

We recently took a drive out to North Central Victoria, aiming to stop at the Pink Cliffs in Heathcote late afternoon for a Winter Sunset with some other photographers. We arrived about 1.5 hours before sunset, the light was very flat, as there was so much cloud. Amazing diffused light, almost no shadows, the pink…

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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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Winter Weekend Wanderings – Trentham Falls

We visited the Trantham Waterfall recently with another photographer friend, who had not been before. The water was not flowing as freely as when we visited last time. But that was Spring, not Winter. Located about an hour from Melbourne, it is a lovely spot and a relatively easy walk. There were lots of people…

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