Exploring styles – Minimalist

Minimalist… This week we are going to look at the bare minimum or Minimalist look. It is challenging to still keep it interesting, beautiful and engaging. Often this style of photography is difficult to get right. Photographers are all too eager to pile up the subjects and clutter an image. We are after lots of…

Getting back to basics – exploring styles

I have spent the last few months concentrating on food and cocktails and such on this blog, and while that has been fantastic, I think it’ time to mix things up a bit for this month. So I am going to get back to some basics and look at some different genres and styles within…

Flour-less chocolate cake

If you have someone in the house that cannot eat gluten, this is a great recipe for a rich chocolate cake, I also used dairy-free chocolate and egg substitute to deal with dairy and egg intolerances as well. Yummy served with a dusting of icing sugar, whipped cream and fresh strawberries. Recipe Yield: 10 inch…

My Creative Journey – Final Note

To Finish Off… This short course was a dream come true for me, I adore teaching and inspiring others and I have wanted to create something like this Class, this Group for a while. I wanted to see if A/ I could do it B/ If people would join and keep at it C/ If…

My Creative Journey – Week 12

It’s kind of sad here right at the end of the original class I have had to change the name, was My Sunday Stills now My Creative Still Life Journey. Hello, Well now, twelve weeks, Congratulations! What have you learnt? How much have you grown, as a photographer, a stylist, a creative? What has been your…

Lactose Free Blueberry Muffins

I adore fresh warm Muffins, especially Blueberry, or Apple and Cinnamon, so I thought I would share a recipe and some images taken over the holidays… Lactose Free Blueberry Muffins Ingredients 1 3⁄4cups flour (could be Gluten Free) 1⁄4 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 3⁄4 cup blueberries 1 egg (Or egg substitute) 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1⁄2 cup lactose-free milk 1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla 1 tablespoon sugar – either…

My Creative Journey – Week 11

Hello, Last week back we started looking at back-lighting….This week…we’re going a little deeper … shooting straight into the light…Some think it is super hard, but with a little know-how, and practise it is very rewarding, that soft dreamy backlight, I use it on still life, but also with portraits! Look into the light… Oh C’mon I had…

Food Photography – Macarons

Sadly I do not eat Macarons, I do not tolerate eggs very well, and meringue…is basically egg! I do however adore the look of them, they are gluten-free, so my hubby and kids enjoy munching on them. I do NOT however easy they claim BAKE macarons. IF…you are feeling up to the challenge, I have…

Live, Laugh, Share and Create Workshop #2

Last week I shared a post about my first My Creative Journey get together, Live, Laugh, Share & Create, this weekend just gone was the second, due to various reason we had a few dropped out and there was just three of us, Lisa and Sue have both shot with me before, so we decided…

My Creative Journey – Week 10

Hello, This week is a little bit of a tough one, we have spent the last couple of months exploring light, now we are going to Explore the Backlight. It is gorgeous but can be challenging. This week we are really going to change things up…and ease our way into ‘backlighting’…it’s entirely possible some of you…

Live, Laugh, Share and Create Workshop #1

As some of you may, I am sure are aware I have set up a new online classroom with a Private Facebook Group, My Creative Journey you can join in too if you wish – it is totally free. I am now hosting to several different countries, but it did start with a group of women…

My Creative Journey – Week 9

Hello, Week 9 – WOW! This means we have been together for more than two months, and well over half way. How did you enjoy last week’s challenge? Let’s be honest, if you follow my style you have probably been wanting to dive into Dark & Moody right? Did you LOVE it? This week we…