Kim Klassen's Bestill52 and The Studio prompts. The image above was to find a sense of 'stillness' edited with Kim's LR preset - kk_eve. The aquilegia was the only one showing its head in the garden so far.
Monday, 20 April 2015
Kim Klassen's Bestill 52 class. Had to coerce HI to pretend to be sewing - he's such a willing helper! The reels of thread (old aka vintage) came from a second-hand market stall. Must have got rid of loads of items like this over the years. Never throw anything out, at least small things!
Friday, 3 April 2015
As you can see from my photos, for the first time in my life I have used onion skins to colour the eggs. My mum always used to do it - I had to watch a Youtube video to remind myself what to do! Never too old to learn! The bird's nest I found on the pavement (minus eggs) after it had been blown down, the egg carton I painted white and the ranunculus were one of a rare finds in this area at this time! Hope you all get some sun to enjoy the start of Spring!
Thursday, 26 March 2015
Faffing is something we all like to do - isn't it?! It often means we never get round to actually doing something constructive but recently I've found faffing with apps to be one of the most enjoyable (photography) activities! Here are some images, taken with my iPhone and edited in iColorama, a very versatile app but a steep learning curve. There are quite a few tutorials on Youtube to help if you are interested.
Sunday, 22 February 2015
Kim's texture 'follow'.
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Kim's course The Studio' I've been playing around with a clementine (only one left in the fruit bowl!) and an old jam jar. The setup is in the hall with a glass door to the left. The cheesecloth backdrop has been stuck to the wall with masking tape and the base is a tile from a DIY store. Some light has been bounced back onto the scene with a white foam board (black on one side) balanced on a chair. I'm always fascinated to see others' setups, so this might be a small glimpse into the 'portable studio' which is a too grand name for what is a table and a chair! Texture used is kk_magic waterfront, 24-70 lens.
Thursday, 22 January 2015
Kim's Bestill52 class this week was to shoot a still life with the theme 'citrus'. I'm almost sure kiwi fruit may not be classed as citrus so you might have to use your imagination here and think 'lemon' or 'orange'! It was set up in the hallway, in front of a glass door, south facing, but no sun today so I used a white foam board for extra light. After adding Kim's LR preset 'lightairypastel' I added her texture 'flow' in Elements. The knife is a vintage fruit knife which belonged to my mother so it's about 75 years old. In other words, an old knife! Now to eat the props!
Tuesday, 13 January 2015
Monday, 5 January 2015
Monday, 15 December 2014
Kim Klassen's BeStill 52 class, week 28 the challenge was to place a chair in front of a window or glass door, together with a few simple objects. This time of year it's a challenge to catch some light suitable for indoor photos but the sun was shining so I had a go. I'm always on the lookout for an old typewriter - really old - the black ones with round keys. Very hard to find although there must be a few lurking in lofts somewhere. However I did find this cushion and cover for 50 pence in the market so this will have to do!
Friday, 21 November 2014
Friday, 14 November 2014
Tuesday, 11 November 2014
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
Saturday, 18 October 2014
Kim Klassen which is so easy to use in LR
Thursday, 4 September 2014
Monday, 1 September 2014
Friday, 29 August 2014
Wednesday, 27 August 2014
Hope everyone is enjoying what may be the last of the summer!
Saturday, 9 August 2014
Friday Finds this week. The small tall vase? jug? was found in a charity shop and is the same colour as the bowl which I bought in Scotland earlier this year. The piece of wood was picked up on the beach by HO who is tired of being pestered to look for/ make/ find at the back of the garage some textured wood to use as a background. Have to say this was perfect and was duly cut into three pieces with the nails left in as they didn't have any sharp ends. Edited in LR and Elements with Kim's texture 'brushed linen' and 2LO French Script. I'll still be looking for bits on the beach though!