My Creative Journey – Week 1

Hello, Welcome to My Creative Journey…….So happy you are here. I am SO excited to be here, I have been wanting to do this for a while, sort of like an extension to my Still Life Workshops, I have finally decided to just jump in, as there never seems a right time to do something…

Spark – Light and Shadow

Something slightly different for today. yes it is a study in light and shadow and yes it is pretty much white, on white on white………but this time a much stronger light and heavier shadows. Often we try to eliminate the harsh shadows, but occasionally they make an image interesting. ~ Julz

Life is a bowl of Cherries…

Hello, Or was that Life is like a box of chocolates? Oh Well, both are good. Another Monday and another Spark, Dark and Moody fruit is all the rage at the moment on Pintrest & Instagram; luscious fruit in deep rich colours, in Australia all our Summer fruit and berries are out and before they…

Playing with Presets…

Hi, Just a quick one for today, presets in Lightroom are such a wondrous thing…..do you ever use them? Below is four different images…..slightly different versions of the same set up and I have used 3 different presets and left the basic image as is Even the dark KK-Rumpled (From Kim Klassen collection), is dark…

Light Bulb Moment…

Hello, amidst all the hustle and bustle of the season I just wanted a little breather. I found these cute little lightbulbs on wire while Christmas Shopping, they had little LED lights in them; and they were 50% off – bargain!So using my old work table to some black perspex and using my black muslin…

Light Study…

Hello my Friends, As I continue my light study with the changing seasons, it is interesting to see the difference between the harsh and soft light.The light just to the right was low on the horizon hiding behind fences and plants in my garden, soft and dappled…….just enough to catch a few shots before it…

Spring Natives…

I have a garden mostly full of Australian Natives plants, many of them are currently in flower, it seems a shame not to document them. I had this idea to keep it ultra simple yet highlight the colours and structures of these plants beautiful. These are shot on white Perspex and one soft box to…

Pears…

Hello again, Today I have been playing with some pears, some with natural light and some without, I also applied various Lightroom presets to give a different look to each. I have used the same three pears in each shot, but by changing the item holding the pears, the background, the angle, the base on…

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…