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Flypaper Waxworks Textures Launch

Click for a bigger view Welcome to our very first encaustic wax worked texture set! We noticed how popular waxing photographic prints had become some time ago and made a note to ourselves to do something along those lines, then this year the right time finally came about and we kitted ourselves up with loads […]


Annecy Canal

mouse-over for before view. Just back from eastern France, where we visited Annecy, the ancient lakeside mountain town on the Swiss border which, coincidently, during my time as a freelance Getty curator, whilst selecting mostly French imagery, I was delighted to finally visit the actual location of the famous Palais de l’Isle canal prison that […]


Bell Tower

mouse-over for before view. I’ve recently started using my Lensbaby again, with the Optic 80, ideal for tilt shift effects looking down from the mountains, and frankly a lot lighter to carry! Its also great for capturing a moody, painterly effect. Enhanced by the painterly filters in Topaz Impression and finishing with our Flypaper Textures. […]


Canal walkers

mouse-over for before view. Low winter light with its dramatic long shadows can be fabulous, it can also be very hard to process. Here’s one of several I shot just before Xmas at our Canal du Midi’s head of the UNESCO protected 17th century Five locks, i’ve photographed it many times, in fog, mist and […]


Paint it Black!

mouse-over for before view. My first apartment in London after moving south with a college friend after graduating in the 1980’s was in the Hasidic north London Jewish area of Stamford Hill. Our charming Anglo German landlord and his wife we discovered to our embarrassment as we were hiding our pet cats, were drinking tea […]


Pastel Painterly Launch

  After many weeks slaving in the kitchen we finally have this summers new Pastel Painterly Textures in the bag to Launch! Their titles theme is possibly everybody’s favourite, herbs, spices and food, including edible flowers! And what a gorgeous summery painterly set we have, from cool forget-me-nots to Goldilocks who’s finding her Oatmeal textures […]


White Roses

  Sorry it’s been so long since our last post here on the blog, we’ve been busy in the background working on a lovely  new texture pack,  you’ll be pleased to know it’s almost done so if you want to be the first to find out about it  please sign up for our mailing list. […]


Albatross

  At Taiaroa Head at the entrance to Otago Harbour is a breeding colony of Northern Royal Albatross, the only such colony on inhabited mainland. These huge birds which have a wing-span of up to 3 metres, nest on the hills overlooking the harbour and if you’re lucky you can see them in flight, windy […]


Books

  As an avid reader and part time librarian I have an avid love of books, the real versions of course, ebooks are handy to read too but the paper versions are so much nicer…the rustle of pages, the weight, even the smell…the list goes on! You can’t take a nice photo of an ebook […]


Fishing lures

  I’ve built up a collection of old tobacco tins over the years, they’ve mostly been acquired from the family fishing bags and workshops. In their post tobacco lives they’ve held such things as screws and tacks, sinkers and hooks and lures! They’re great to take photos of too. Useful things tins!! We’re often asked […]


An apple a day

  Continuing the fruity theme here today…. Usually I don’t set out with an idea in mind for a photo, I tend to improvise along the way, adding and subtracting components till I find something that works. I started with a plain apple, added plates and knives before settling on a plain partially peeled apple […]


Japonica

  This was a quick shot I took yesterday on a shelf in our glasshouse, I put an old tray behind the shelf as a backdrop, gathered some vine prunings and then picked a twig of japonica from the shrub growing nearby and voila!  Japonica or Chaenomeles japonica has spiky branches, brilliant coloured flowers which […]


One

  As we’ve often said, its the softer images that are the easiest to texture, that’s not to say that bright ones don’t work with textures, but overcast days with soft light are so much easier to work with. This photo was taken on the very last day of 2012, midsummer here in New Zealand […]


Diary

  I’ve always written a diary, I started when I was about 10, probably imitating my father initially as he is a diary writer too. My diaries are on the whole pretty factual and boring, except during my teenage years when with the usual teen angst, I poured out my thoughts on life, boys, so […]


Kings of the Hill

  First of all for those of you that missed the announcement, at last we have page numbers at the bottom of our Blog so you can visit our older posts more easily. We’ve also added a brand new Tag cloud page (accessed from the drop down menu under Blog. It is still having some […]


Rain

  Sometimes it’s the unintentional photos that work the best! Yesterday afternoon I noticed some storm clouds brewing to the south so we rushed out to the beach to see if I could get some photos with dramatic skies over the sea but the heavens opened before I got there and it absolutely poured down, […]


Bottles

  I hope you’re all enjoying the New French Receipt overlays as much as I am. Although they can probably be classed as a niche product they’re great for adding a little something extra to photos, you do need the right photo though and still lifes with a bit of negative space are perfect. As […]


Violets

  I love spring and I love violets, in fact I love all flowers but they’re much better if they’re fragrant. This is one of several photos I took of this little vase of flowers, I’m so glad I turned around and took a couple of photos into the light, yes, that’s a window in […]


Gentle Annie

  I have just returned from a lovely weeks holiday on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. It’s one of my favourite areas in this country with it’s mountains, temperate rain forests and wonderfully wild and unspoiled beaches. It does get a lot of rainfall but we were lucky in the week we […]


St Pauls

  One of my biggest regrets about having lived in London for almost 20 years is the fact that I never really did the whole tourist thing, never visited the Tower of London, Westminster Cathedral, Madame Tussauds, Buckingham Palace, Tate Modern, and finally St Paul’s Cathedral – Too busy trying to make a living I guess? So this […]


Spoons

  One of my projects over on flickr is to take a photo a day,  and with the exception of a couple of missed days I think I’ve met the challenge. Some days it’s a bit of a struggle to think of something to take a photo of, but it’s amazing what you can find […]


Golden Daisies

Daisies After

  We hope you’re all enjoying the new August Painterly pack as much as we are? Feel free to post examples of your work on our Facebook page or in our Flickr Flypaper group, we love seeing what you’re doing with our textures, or tell us what you think under the blog posts, we love […]


August Painterly launch

  Welcome to the launch of our long awaited August Texture Pack which was inspired by the charms of Venice, with its mists and dazzling Adriatic waters! Once again this collection is mostly Landscape oriented as is often requested. This pack also includes, for the first time, it’s very own Taster pack, which is a […]