Celebrating Wabi Sabi…

Hello, Part of KK The Studio was a prompt for Celebrate, but not celebrate life, or a win, but celebrating something; for instance these flowers are almost spent, but I still treasure what’s left. I removed them from the vase and dropped them haphazardly on the concrete floor in the studio, spritzed them with a…

Bottle & Twine…

Hello my Friends and welcome back, Have you ever just stopped think that “You are currently exactly right WHERE you are meant to be!” I sometimes feel like the planets are in alignment or something. I have so many things all dropping into the right place at the right time, or I am at the right place…

In Season…

Hello, I am seeing a lot of apples on Instagram, have you noticed too? I guess with the Northern Hemisphere officially in Autumn, that is only natural. Here in the Southern climbs, we are of course going into Spring, no apples, but due to a colder, wetter Winter all the lemon trees are overloaded. So…

Friday’s Flowers…

Hello, I am still playing with my homemade snoot and some dark and moody images, I love this little miniature set, brought in by a student in one of my Still Life classes…….isn’t it all divine; wooden chair, ceramic hat and shows –  there was also a little ceramic handbag to go with it, and…

A little Chess…

Hello again, still playing with my Snoot from yesterday’s post and this time a chess set, and my 100mm Macro lens……this really is a very small Chess set and I wanted to give it more depth and scale. I kept my aperture up quite high and a very shallow D.O.F. (Depth of Field). The snoot…

Playing with Light…

Hello again, I have been playing with light, but not natural light this time. I placed some lovely delicious pears on some glossy black perspex and then setting up my shot (focus, composition and such) I then turned the studio lights off (I did this at night). Using a continue bulb light (no umbrellas or…

Tuesday’s Textures…

Hello, Here is a mix of textures for today’s shot, some old and new timber, flowers, fresh pears and cane basket and the lovely faux grass rabbit………isn’t he sweet? Finished it off with a soft and subtle texture overlay. Don’t forget you can download this texture for free from my Website   ~ Julz, xo

Abundance…

I did a post last week featuring some wonderful Citrus…….lemons are currently in abundance here at the moment, trees struggling under the weight of so many lemons,  for the start of Spring and I thought I would take advantage of all the lemons on offer for free! I am sure to post so many images…

Friday Flowers…

Hello My Friends and welcome to Friday……don’t you just love Fridays? End of the working week and some much needed play time for me. Just light and simple for today’s Friday Flowers..pretty purple Cosmos, such a wonderful flower, light, simple yet such magnificent colour. I hope you all have a great weekend……. ~ Julz, xo

Lovely Light…

Hello, I have again been playing with some lovely natural backlighting and pretty peonies, I loved some pretty diffused light., keep it simple and use spot metering to keep you object well lit. The background will be slightly blown out, but by bringing the highlights down in Lightroom it won’t looking glaring. Don’t forget I…