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….

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 – The Colour Purple

I am going to do things a little different this month, instead of the Regular Random, I am just going to do a monthly challenge. If you are anything like me things are just a bit hectic for now. So instead of getting myself tangled in knots I thought I would post just one challenge….

Regular Random – Easter

It’s nearly that time of year again, last year we were in total lockdown, so we are ahead of the game so far. Do you have any Easter traditions? Is it all hot cross buns, chocolate and such, or does it have a deeper meaning for you? Perhaps you don’t even celebrate it? For me,…

Regular Random – Explore your garden

Time to get out and explore your garden, perhaps bring a little of it inside? Cut flowers, twigs and sticks, leaves that are changing colour? Perhaps it is Spring where you live. You may prefer to capture the magic outside, the magic of seasons changing. It does not matter north or south, there is always…

Regular Random – Golden Light

A friend recently dropped off these gorgeous sunflowers recently and even though it has been a really busy couple of weeks, I still managed to find a bit of time to slow down and enjoy a mini still life session. Dexter enjoyed them too…he adores flowers of all kinds. I loved how they captured and…

Regular Random – Autumn Harvest

Hello Autumn! My favourite time of year. I love the slightly diffused light, it often has great sunrises and sunsets. I enjoy sunny days and cooler nights. What is your favourite time of year? Autumn means the leaves change colour, a good book and a hot cuppa tea, pumpkins and pumpkin soup, maybe a roaring…

Regular Random – Reflections

This month has been mostly about love, having Valentine’s Day in there, amongst lockdowns and everything else! Oh well it is what it is right? So If you were lucky enough to receive jewellery, or perhaps you just have a few pieces of junk jewellery around (if you want to make it something special perhaps…

Regular Random – Who or what makes you happy

Who or what makes you happy? From your garden to your grandkids, fur babies to that morning cup of coffee….aarhhh love the smell of fresh coffee in the morning! Share with us some images you have captured about who or what makes you happy. Let’s fill our screens with some happy images instead of the…