Spark – Minimalist

After a small break, I’m back and I am planning on keeping things simple, so let’s try for something a little minimalist? Minimalism is the complete opposite of Modernism or Abstracts. It is deceptively difficult to get right. Remember composition, light and shadow, and subject. Challenge – Keep it simple Grab some household items, a…

Spark – taking a break

Just taking a short break from the Spark Challenge for a little bit…I will be back in a few weeks. ~ Julz

Spark – Something a little Spooky

It’s Halloween week, so it’s time to get a little spooky if you dare. Perhaps if you want to give this one a miss, that’s OK too. But it doesn’t have to be Halloween to have a little fun with this one. Below is our setup, I was shooting with a friend. It was a…

Spark – get out and enjoy life

Short and simple this week. Grab your camera and a friend or two (even a furry friend), go for a walk and capture the seasons as they change. The fresh air and a little exercise is good for us (so they tell me lol). Enjoy nature at its best. It doesn’t matter where you live,…

Spark – Dark & Moody

We have not really done anything dark and moody for awhile, so let’s have a play around with that this week? Have you tried before? Perhaps it’s a favourite for you as it is for me. Or perhaps, you find it a little challenging to get right? Challenge -Dark & Moody Set your scene up…

Spark – Five minutes, One subject

Have you ever spent just five minutes capturing a single subject? It can be challenging and oh so surprising what details you can capture in such a short span of time. Challenge -Subject study Set a timer for just five minutes, and pick your subject; a single flower, or a teacup, a book, anything at…

Spark – Tea Time

It’s cold and wet and quite miserable as I write this post. Typical Spring in Melbourne. September is often damp and cold, but it does mean spring is just around the corner. Plants are beginning to bloom and mostly the days are slightly warmer. I look forward to sitting on my back deck enjoying a…

Spark – Vintage

Don’t you just love those sweet, simple, yet serendipitous finds? You’re just wandering through a shop while travelling and just happen to find the perfect little vintage nic-nac you just have to have. I spotted this twine reel and holder in a fish and chip shop in Maldon! It couldn’t be more perfect for my…

Spark – Something sweet

After spending two years not really celebrating any birthdays, mine, my kids or friends, I am totally going out for dinner at the very least, some cocktails and a dessert are definitely in order! So let’s use that as our inspiration for this week, something sweet. Oh, and Happy birthday to me! lol Challenge -Sweet…

Spark – Moments to celebrate

With my birthday looming this month, again? I swear I only just had a birthday last year lol. Two years have passed and I couldn’t even see friends due to lockdowns, so this year I am going out for dinner at the very least, some cocktails and a dessert is definitely in order! So let’s…

Spark – Salt & lavender

It might seem an odd pairing but it looks so good together in the images. You could do just one of the other, it needn’t be both, or either. Have some other pieces in mind? Go for it, or tea or coffee? First, my set up, pulled slightly away from the window (for that dark…

Spark – Something Graceful

I dived into my bag of tricks and pulled out some old photos for this one, why? well, honestly I just ran out of time to post early. But I do plan on shooting something. In all the years I have captured still life, my look and styles have changed dramatically. So it was nice…