RegularRandom – Five Minutes with Pens

I’m a stationery addict. There I said it. There’s comfort in knowing that I’m not alone. For this week’s #RegularRandom I decided to spend 5 minutes with my new Zebra Mildliners – (from these are seriously cool Japanese pens. I don’t know why Japan has such awesome stationery, but there it is. It is…

RegularRandom – Five Minutes with a Silver Pear

Welcome again to #RegularRandom, where we choose and object or scene and spend just five minutes shooting it, trying to see it from multiple angles, learning about how light interacts with the subject. It’s fun, although can be tricky to come up with new things to shoot. We’d love you to join in – just…

Olympus Macro Comparison – 30mm vs 60mm #RegularRandom

#regularrandom #regularrandom #regularrandom #regularrandom #regularrandom The lovely Jude from The Earth Laughs in Flowers asked if I had compared my two Olympus macro lenses. I recently got the 30mm macro lens after having used the 60mm macro for the last few years. I thought it was a great opportunity to compare the two lenses via our RegularRandom challenge, where…

Macro Flowers (you know me!)

I managed to find some intriguing flowers while we were spotting koalas in Kennet River. I had my new 30mm macro lens on so it seemed like fate! I hope you’re having a wonderful day! x desleyjane

Setting Cupcakes on Fire

Note that Julie tells this story very well here. It’s hilarious. Look at this beautiful cupcake. I can’t help it if they call it Bombe Alaska, and make me immediately think of fire! We tried vodka, not our most brilliant idea, but we had heaps of laughs (again check out Julz’ post, she has video!)….

More Pink Gerberas

Julie found these beautiful soft pink gerberas and I couldn’t resist getting up close and personal with them. And then I raided Julie’s props cupboard and found these little candies! Finally, it was my mum’s birthday on the weekend, so I used one of my favourite gerbera images to make this card for her: Wishing…

The Sweet Life – 7

Back to Julie‘s Studio we go and the site of the recent Cupcake Smash (Smoosh). Here are these beautiful cupcakes, strategically placed to hide the squished bits. And a couple of pretty little scenes: Here’s to enjoying the sweet life! x desleyjane

Five Minutes with Succulents and Felt

I have become quite addicted to Etsy, mainly to feed my planner habit (see Instagram @desleyjane_plans). I am always on the lookout for props for my flatlay shots that I do for product photography. I like things like marble, succulents (Pantone’s colour of the year is Greenery), gold, pink, and anything fun and colourful. So…

The Sweet Life – 6

This was my absolute favourite macaron – it looks amazing and it was delicious. The flavour was just as vibrant as the colour. I could not help myself and had to take a lot of pictures of this one – it’s cherry coconut and it was divine, just divine, and I’m not that fond of…

Five Minutes with Raspberries

Welcome back to #regularrandom where we spend just 5 minutes with an object or scene, photographing it from different angles, with different light, figuring out which settings and frames of reference will give you the best results. We’re taking a very short break from cakes this week (I’ve posted a lot of cupcake and macaron…

The Sweet Life – 5

Ok, back to macarons, this is the second last one. I’m saving my favourite til last! This is a peanut butter and jelly macaron, with a peanut butter cream filling and a little centre of raspberry jam. OMG so good. And so pretty! I hope you’re savouring the sweet life! x desleyjane

The Sweet Life – 3

I hope you aren’t getting tired of my macarons! I’ve posted Espresso and Nutella Rocher previously. Today, it’s the Strawberries and Cream macaron and it did not disappoint. I must have been hungry since there are only three photos of this one – oops! Have a sweet day! x desleyjane