Friday Flowers…Hydrangeas

Hello My Friends, It’s Friday! Oh how I adore weekends, don’t you? This one is extra special as I am running one of the my Still Life Workshops. I have just been playing with some presets in LR from KK for my gorgeous Hydrangeas from the other week. Need to pick up some more. It’s…

Vignettes…

Hello My Friends, how are you? I have been playing with some new bits and bobs in the studio and creating a vignette. “It’s told through using an arrangement of smaller objects gathered together to tell a tale that is only yours. It can be as simple or as grand as you like; a pile…

Celebrating achievements…

  Hello My Friends, How are you? Have you ever looked back on your photos and see how far you have come on your journey? I am not necessarily talking about your life’s journey…although that can be fun to do, especially with loved ones, but your photographic journey? After a little coaxing from KK for…

On the hunt for Backgrounds…

Hello My Friends, Sometimes it’s nice to find different backgrounds for various photos, we don’t always wont the same thing, do we? A little while ago I did a shoot with four different backgrounds, just to see how it changes the mood of a piece; nothing else was changed, only the background. Now I have…

Shades of White & Side Light…

Hello My Friends, Today I have been playing with some lovely hydrangeas, front on with side light………all light and airy and shades of white. I used some simple VJ board as the backdrop and white linen, I added the wicker basket just to add some simple texture and break up all the white. I also…

Top Down & Side Light…

Hello My Friends, How are you? I have been playing with some new lovelies in the studio, with some top down and a lovely side light. It’s Winter here currently in Australia and I have to grab whatever morning sun I can through my Studio Window, this is on the concrete floor in front of…

Add a Human Touch…

Hello My Friends, Playing a little catch up, finally got around to Month 5; A Human Touch… This is possibly going to sound horrible, but this is one element I find difficult as a style with Still Life……a human touch. I like my Still Life un-obscured by humans as it were. I don’t mind leaving…

Accidental discoveries…

Hello My Friends, This month it is all about Light, well every image is about light really, but this is more about the discovery of light and special little spots, where the Natural light is just gorgeous. I have a new spot in my studio, not a hidden treasured so much as a buried treasure;…

Month Seven, a little review…

Hello My Friends, We have have crossed the halfway mark it seems, where does the time go? I swear the older you get the quicker time becomes. It’s true what they say…Time is Fleeting, I just never understood what that really meant when I was younger. So KK asks us to reflect on what we have…

Finding Inspiration…

Hello, My Friends, Do you ever find yourself looking for inspiration? I know I do, where do you go; online, magazine, hunting through your own bits and pieces? I often do all that too, I have found one of my greatest sources of inspiration is on Pinterest.  Up until a year or so ago, I…

Tuesday’s Textures…

Something a little soft, a little textured and more of a fine art shot for today’s post I created this image a little while ago, it was inspired by some Still Life paintings, I was making a study of some of the Master for lighting and such and decided to create my own version. I…

One simple thing, revisted…

Hello My Friends, This is a bit of a jump to Month six and One simple thing, although it’s more like 4 simple things, than one thing 4 ways (which I have also done)………a simple white teacup and saucer, but it it light, airy, white and glass. I love the pop the ivy gives it…