Friday’s Flowers…

Hello my Friends, Yay! It’s Friday and I thought I would bring you some pretty flowers. Love this old ceramic pot  I found, and these large leaves I was recently given. Peonies, can never go wrong with lovely peonies! And maybe finish off the week with a lovely cupcake? Don’t they make the most wonderful…

A touch of red…

Hello My Friends, I hope you are having a wonderful week. Have you ever tried to shoot red flowers? I think they are the most difficult colour to get just right…….add in some white to make things pop, you can also trying dropping the hue and saturation down to make them seem a little muted. Personally…

Lovely Back Lighting…

Hello, Back Lighting has to be one of my favourites when it comes to pretty still life, it never used to be. It’s good to start off with some basics, try top down with some nice back lit, much easier than trying to shoot straight on. Don’t forget to use spot metering to get your…

One Subject Three Ways…

Hello My Friends, I found this cute little blue basket at a local thrift store for a few dollars and thought it is quite kitsch, but perfect for in the studio! So I thought I would play around with it a little. We had just a little bit of Winter Sun and made some pretty…

Ephemera…

Hello My Friends, Today I am looking at Ephemera…what is ephemera? Good question I wasn’t sure to begin with.   ephemera ɪˈfɛm(ə)rə,-ˈfiːm-/ noun 1. things that exist or are used or enjoyed for only a short time.”there were papers, letters, old boxes—all sorts of ephemera” I have collection of postcards from friends and family who…

Friday’s Flowers

Hello, So, something just a touch different, but really fun to do. Start with a pretty flower, a nice neutral backdrop (I used a wooden cutting board) and some muted natural light (mine is back lit). Shooting top down, taken an establishing shot of your flower, positioned nicely, don’t just plonk it down, position it….

It takes three…

Hello My Friends, Now this is something a little different for me, but a huge amount of fun. I was running one of my Still Life Workshops and someone brought along these cute little glass jars and straws, we filled them with coloured water (food dye) and placed on white cloth. Another participant was also…

What’s for Breakfast…

Hello My Friends, A few things I have noticed from Intagram and Pinterest that are very ‘IN’ right now. What’s for breakfast, Top Down  and a slightly darker, edgier feel………have you noticed this as well? So I thought that I would do a version of What’s for Breakfast as well, this is side lit with…

A Little Dark & Moody…

Hello my friends, How are you this week? I hope you had an enjoyable weekend, I know I did. I managed to play around with a few bits and pieces for KK My Still Sundays. Such lovely moody fun. I really like working with crates and creating different effects; in them, on them surrounding them….

Critique…

Hello My Friends, How are you? I had an amazing weekend and I promise I will share some pretty pictures with you, but for now I thought I would show this piece…….looks like someone’s birthday doesn’t it? The image is OK, but I thought I would critique it…have you ever done that? The actual shot…