A Rose in Study…

Hello my Fiends, I have been playing with my roses again – really getting my value for money on this bunch. Bear with me there are a few pics today, I really wanted to concentrate on the intricacies of this flower; the petals stamens, leaves etc. So I took quite a few photos, some with…

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 – ┬áthere 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…

Weekend Flora…

Hello! While out and about on the weekend, I couldn’t help but snap up a few blooms, it’s still Winter, yet some how the trees and bushes are all starting to bloom, even the cherry blossom trees are in flower! ~ Julz, xo

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┬ájust 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…