Hi! I’m Julie…
I am a Still Life Photographer.
Sounds like something from an AA Meeting doesn’t it? But it IS an obsession and kind of like an addiction. The feeling I get from creating an amazing image, or even better, from helping someone else create their own amazing image, when they thought they couldn’t; there’s nothing better…such a buzz! But beware…I am a bit of a dag and rarely take myself seriously. Life is meant to be enjoyed…so have fun!
I think I have tried just about everything…
That’s what we all do when we start out isn’t it? Try everything, well at least I did. But, after a while I decided what I love (still life, macro, florals, food & portraits - yay!) and what I don’t (weddings, sport and birds in flight - yuk!). I think you have to try many different styles and genres of photography, to find what you are passionate about. When I first started out, my images sucked big time - I couldn’t figure out my ISO from my F/stop, my images were flat, uninteresting and well…boring! I was so frustrated, there had to be an easier way.
I spent years studying the Masters, lighting, staging and styling, pouring over so many beautiful images online and in magazines. Eventually one a-ha moment after another it all started to come together. People started asking me to show them how I created my beautiful photos and I started running small classes and workshops out of my home studio. These quickly lead into larger classes offering more and varied subjects.
Now… I have launched my own online Photographic Studio; Julie Powell Photography, offering photographers, just like YOU the opportunity for you to create your own beautiful images.
To help photographers, just like you, improve your skills and boost your confidence in your photography, and indeed yourself. Especially for photographers & creatives with an affinity for Still Life, Macro, Food and Product Photography.
It doesn’t matter your stage of learning; whether from absolute beginner to more advanced photographers, to show you that with the right support and guidance, the required skills and knowledge can be gained, that you CAN create images like you see online and in magazines. To help you boost your confidence, your skills and photographic achievements.
To help you achieve this, I have a safe and supportive classroom environment, with gentle constructive, but realistic criticism, constant support, encouragement and feedback on your accomplishments and progress.
I’ll know when this is successful when you consistently capture the images YOU want, are proud of and happily share them with family, friends and peers. Also when you say you could ‘feel’ that you captured your vision…for me, there is no better feeling.
So, do you want to get to work on creating the images you can only dream of…now?
Visit the Class Page and pick one that is right for you.