Tag Archives: “still life”

Stillness Found

Back in late May of this year, Kim Klassen made an exciting announcement – she would host a Finding Stillness workshop in her brand new studio! The timing was absolutely incredible as I had just been discussing with Brian the … Continue reading

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Mini Gather

It all happened here, at Barbara Hurst’s home. Isn’t it beautiful? The tree frames the house  perfectly. Terri Porter drove up from Phoenix and we spent the entire day doing still life photography, eating lunch, playing in Lightroom together, eating … Continue reading

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Homework – Jam On!

Applied Kim’s ‘kk_likeadream preset’. Last week’s Be Still 52 homework assignment was spoon(s). I instantly thought of this lovely spoon gifted to me by my dear friend Barbara Hurst. Isn’t it just wonderful! I love the vintage look of the … Continue reading

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Be Still Homework – Citrus

I know, I know, two homework assignments posted in a week! Well, I’m a bit behind due to the terrible flu. I am getting better though. The last three days I’ve actually been able to breathe! Last week’s assignment was Citrus, … Continue reading

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Be Still – New Beginnings and a look back

In last week’s lesson we were asked to create a little still life that would reflect a fresh start to the new year. I immediately thought of bulbs. Every year after Christmas I head to our local nursery where they … Continue reading

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Be Still Homework – 3 Things

Taken w/ 35mm @ f/4.0 ISO 800 @ 1/10 second. This last week I was blessed with some quiet time. Brian was out of town on business for several days and I took advantage of the stillness to play with … Continue reading

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Playing Squash

Applied Kim Klassen ‘pumpkin grunge’ texture, soft light @ 39% It all started while I was on vacation. My friend Barbara Hurst sent me a link to Leigh Beisch’s site. Leigh is a professional photographer and her images are just … Continue reading

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Still Life Painting Inspiration

Taken w/ 24mm @ f/10, ISO 500 @ 1 second. Applied Kim’s ‘moodswing’ preset The lesson this last week was to look to still life paintings for inspiration. My still life above was inspired by this still life painting by … Continue reading

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Playing with Pumpkins

Applied Kim Klassen’s ‘greymist’ preset in LR, then added her ‘waterfront7magic2’ texture at screen blend mode, 100% opacity and her ‘sonnet magic’ at screen blend mode, 17%. Everywhere I go now, the grocery store, the farmers market, even the corner … Continue reading

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Still Life Portrait of Grandma

The Be Still assignment was intriguing. Make a portrait of someone without the actual person being there. The idea was to gather things that might convey something about that person. I thought of my grandmother. At her death, her garage … Continue reading

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