This has nothing to do with photography or creativity, but without good karma what is creativity anyway, so I’m just going to say it. This morning I was in and out of the supermarket at a super speed, getting icing for the cake which I had to ice in 20 minutes to get to the school event in time. Outside sat a lady, a little … Continue reading Hello – pause for a quick thought
Ta-Da!!! Welcome to simply pause – my fresh, new blog site! I decided that pause needed a little bit of an upgrade, call it a facelift or a breath of fresh air.The posts will be similar to what I posted in pause, but I hope that you will find this site easier to get around and prettier too! I have quietly been working on this in … Continue reading Surprise!
Every photo tells a story. There was almost no post this week. But I’d secretly promised myself to post something every week. Hmmm. So. Well. Basically, I’d been reading my food photography book, and she keeps reminding me to find the story behind every image I create. “There’s always a story”, she says. When you know the story that lies behind your image, then choosing … Continue reading Basic Indugence
I had these tomatoes sitting in my windowsill and every time I wanted to use one, I found myself reaching for some other tomatoes from a different bowl. These just looked too beautiful! Subconsciously, I was saving them for a photo. So eventually, I gave in and stole a little time to photograph them. They were just too photogenic to ignore. Tomatoes are … Continue reading back to basics – tomato love
Can you believe it’s already June? We’ve had a lot of visitors recently and we’ve been busy busy busy. Time’s flying and it’s not always easy keeping up. When it gets like this, I find the best way to cope is to simplify everything. Find the essentials and just let go of the rest. So I’m on this mission to go back to basics. In photography, the best … Continue reading Back to basics – 2 simple steps to improve your photography
I simplified here. I went back to basics. No props or background. One light source from the top left corner. And a simple, wholesome, country quiche. I got good highlights on the pastry and the cheesy surface, but enough colour to make you drool. The whole image is light and airy like the Quiche. Yum! The Recipe is below… The Recipe Yes, it does taste as … Continue reading Basic Country Quiche