If you have been involved in photography for a while, chances are you have collected a few things. One is camera bags. Trying to find the PERFECT camera bag is
Julie Powell is a passionate photographer and educator, running online classes and workshops for still life, macro and food photography, based in Melbourne, Australia. Julie is also an award-winning digital artist and photographer who has a deep passion for fine art and conceptual photography, having exhibited in galleries in Europe, USA and Australia. See more of her work on her Website Juliepowellphotography.com or on social media.
When it comes to still life and even portrait photography, the temptation to use a plain white (or even plain black) background is there. It is simple, effective and uncluttered.
Regardless of what genre you shoot, you should always look at choosing a subject that ‘speaks’ to you. That way you are more likely to study it and unlock its
The thing about being a creative is finding inspiration and a constant stream of it. It’s not as easy as it sounds. Have you ever found that you have fallen
Wabi-Sabi is a Japanese philosophy that represents the acceptance of transience and imperfect life. Sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.” “Wabi” roughly means “rustic
I recently did a post on playing with fractal prism filters for the first time, and I seriously could not wait to get my hands on my own set. They
When it comes to working with food photography, there is a real trend with frozen berries. And why not? They look amazing — there is something special when they achieve
My style really has developed into a more country styled still life shoot, there is something about the history in the items I put together that creates a unique story
Don’t you just love a frosty glass of something cool and refreshing on a hot day? Nothing looks quite as cool and refreshing as an ice cold glass with that
Why try this fun afternoon project, you just need a sheet of white acrylic (mine is 900mm x 600mm) but it does not need to be that big. In some
On a recent outing, I spotted a friend placing these strange bits of glass in front of his camera while photographing butterflies. Ever curious I asked him what they were,
Working with white on white, on white… This week we are going to look at shooting with minimal color palettes and finding one beautiful ‘white’ (or neutral) thing. Then we’ll
In colors … In my part of the world (Australia) everywhere I go in stores, online, in magazines, etc., the IN color for home decorating is blue and cream (or
Dealing with complex still life scenes and compositions can be daunting, but it does not need to be impossible. Glass can be difficult to work with due to reflections and
Nothing quite makes a dessert like chocolate. But when it comes to food photography, that one substance can be tricky to work with. Here are a few tips that might
I am a big fan of using presets in Lightroom Classic to speed up your workflow. I find that you can create a certain look for a series and keep
I recently did a photoshoot with some reptiles and small critters. All were Australian animals, but I am pretty sure most reptiles are similar around the world. I have done
Some of you may be familiar with using a circular polarizer (also known as CPL) when it comes to landscape photos. They’re great for shooting through water or glass without
Let’s go on a treasure hunt Here is a new take on an old theme, a Treasure Hunt. I used to love these as a kid. So did my kids.
Where does blurring the line between straight photography and digital art happen? Is it in the styling, the shoot or the edit? I often teach creative techniques which can lend
Have you ever considered water balloons as a type of child-friendly extreme sport? When you bring some photographic elements into it, it can be. This one is perhaps not for