Have you been joining the challenge?

Have you been keeping up with the #alphabetchallenge? Or just watching mine? (And that’s OK too). Maybe you haven’t even seen it or know about it? You can play catch up here Well we’re half way through September already, who would believe? I had a few tricky letters to cover, but so far I am…

Creative Challenge – Alphabet

I am going to push myself this month and capture all 26 letters of the alphabet as a series of still life images. You don’t have to go that far… SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE Just because I am pushing myself this month, it doesn’t mean you have to. I decided I am going to create an image…

How I got the shot – ice coffee

This one is fun to try, especially if you are a coffee lover. Once you’ve got your shots, you can sit back and enjoy a delicious ice coffee while you edit! Requirements Camera and lens Tripod Remote trigger Glass Icecubes Expresso coffee Fresh milk Vessels or jugs for pouring (optional) The setup I popped my…

My favourite camera apertures & why

I shoot a variety of styles, there is no doubt there. I am frequently shooting still life and portraits more than anything else. But have you noticed I seem to have particular aperture settings for different genres and styles? granted I don’t always post my camera settings, but I do have them on my images….

Creative Challenge – Capturing the action

Here is a fun challenge for your entertainment this month, capturing the action… AUGUST CHALLENGE There are a couple of different ways to capture the action, speed things up or slow them down. It really does depend on what you are trying to capture. Check out today’s reel (ON IG or TikTok) or story for…

Winter Workshops – Still Life

So nice to get back to some classic still life basics, after a few hectic weeks. I find it so enjoyable to teach. We had four stations and three different lighting types, from natural to incandescent to LED. As we were working with a soft & dreamy vibe, we had mostly white and neutrals. Someone…

Winter Workshops – Carnival Jesters

Finally after weeks of postponements, we finally managed to hold the Carnival Jesters workshop. At the last minute my male model fell through, so I had my Hubby step in, wasn’t that nice of him? It was a cold grey Melbourne morning to be up and about so early. We hired a larger studio for…

Creative Challenge – Creature Comforts

It’s Winter here in Melbourne, cold, grey and wet. I wish I had a cozy fire to snuggle in front of, and if you do, please feel free to capture THAT. So I thought I would capture some creature comforts. Red Wine and Chocolate, I also added in some pears (quite a carpet picnic going…

Welcome to the world of TikTok

I’m a 50 plus (OMG Really? Yes Really) self employed photographer, trying to grow a business mostly online. It’s a strange and exciting world. I know TikToks been around for awhile and maybe I’m a bit slow on the uptake. But up until now I found writing my blogs, articles, Facebook and Insta were about…

Creative Challenge – Bowl of fruit

I’ve been so busy with the Boot camp and other things I completely forgot to post this month’s challenge. Perhaps I am not the only one who has been super busy? So I thought we could keep things really simple, yet creative this month. Let’s get inspired by The Masters and shoot a simple, but…

Staring at Blank Walls – A 7-day creativity boot camp

For the past week I have had nearly 100 people from all walks of creative life and from several different countries involved in Staring at Blank Walls – a 7-day creativity boot camp. This was an idea I had a month or so ago and the fact that it went live as Melbourne was thrown…

Autumn Workshops – Gothic Steam Punk

We recently held a Gothic Steam Punk creative portraits workshop with the stunning Alexia Frost. We played with ambient natural light, studio strobes with soft and hard light, coloured gels, smoke, bubbles and more. Using my brand new seamless backdrop in Jet, and the GodoxAD400 studio strobes. Two hours of fun and creativity, not to…