Spark – China Blue

Welcome to August. A new month full of new challenges. Please play along, I do get lonely just doing this by myself. Honestly, even if your photos have nothing to do with the challenge, please feel free to share especially in my Creative Journey Group. Challenge – Playing with colour Not exactly monotone or Black…

Spark – Up the garden path

Last week we looked out our own front door. This week, we go a little further and head up the garden path. I spent a few moments in some lovely Winter sun out in the backyard. Challenge -What’s along your garden path? Grab your camera and head out your front or back door. Do you…

Spark – What’s right under your nose?

What’s right under your nose? You needn’t travel far to see what’s on your very own doorstep. Look at things from a totally different perspective. So grab your camera and nd take a very short stroll… Challenge -What’s out your front door Grab your camera and head out your front door. What can you spot…

Winter Workshops – Gothic Creed

We love being able to experiment and create in the studio. We often come across a winning series and are so proud of it, that we get asked to run it as a workshop…just like Gothic Creed. Fabulous props and costumes, some cool lighting and some gels…LOTS of gels. We even had a few new…

Spark – On chairs

Have you ever thought about other uses for chairs? I mean beyond sitting on them. Chairs and stools can be used in still life photography as well. You can pose on them, with them or use them as the star. Light and bright, soft and dreamy or just dark and moody…it’s all so enchanting. Challenge…

Spark – Grab some bits and pieces

Winter – cold, wet and totally an indoor season, right? Well, I feel that way. Not so good in the cold. So let’s keep it inside, nice and snug and warm. Time to grab some bits and pieces and try your hand at ephemera. So what is ephemera? In a nutshell, to collectors “ephemera” are vintage…

Spark – Candlelight

It’s dark and gloomy and the best place to be is by a nice cozy fire (or under a blanket with the dog!). So let’s look at something a little dark and challenging shall we? Challenge – Candles It doesn’t have to be dark and gloomy, but if you are lighting your candles, it does…

Spark – Nooks & Crannies

OK, I finally admit it, it is definitely Winter! Time to stay indoors and put the heater on. Well, for those of us in the Southern Hemisphere anyway. For everyone else, enjoy your Summer. Challenge – Corners, Nooks & Crannies Time to have a little fun with some corners, nooks and crannies. Got a crate,…

Spark – Apples

I’m still not quite finished with Autumn yet. Does this give you an idea of how much I really don’t like Winter? lol. I tend to turn into a bit of a hermit…am I alone here? Challenge – An apple a day I decided to keep things quick and easy and simple this week…grabbed a…

Spark – Harvest & Abundance

Now I know technically it is Winter Down Under, but I am still happily playing with some Autumn themes. I must admit there is a bit of a cross-over. From Autumn’s harvest to warm and hearty soups and such. So that’s why I decided this week’s theme was Harvest & Abundance. I will get into…

Spark – Foraged & Found

I adore Autumn, it has to be my favourite time of the year. Crisp mornings, sunny days and sparkling skies. And don’t forget that light – oh my goodness, that gorgeous luscious light. Nothing quite matches it, have you noticed that too? We love to travel at this time of year too, while I was…

Spark – Human Touch

There is something magical about adding a Human Touch to a still life image. It brings in another dimension, add’s a ‘spark’ of life to your still life. I set my scene up on an ottoman with a white cloth, then added some roses and a teacup. I set my camera up on a tripod…