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Online Classes

Are you a frustrated still life, or food photographer?

Do you cringe inwardly when you see your photos on the PC? - Flat, boring, poorly styled, with no story, no concept, no….’pizzazz’?

Do you think things about yourself and your photography you would never even say to a friend? You’re a hack, an impostor, who are you kidding, you’re just not that good, why don’t you just give up?

It doesn’t help that well meaning friends and family smile politely and tell you the images are good and are really improving, when you know in your heart, you took 200+ images to get the ‘one’ that didn’t suck.

You look longingly at so many beautiful images on Instagram and Pinterest and wish your images were half as good?

How do I know all this? Because I have been there, my still life images were not amazing the second I picked up a camera, I spent years honing my craft to get where I am today, that dark and moody lighting aficionado and styling junkie. That means because I had to learn and develop all these tools and techniques myself, I can pass all them onto you, and the best bit…you get the shortcut version! Only the good stuff.

Do you long to create still life, macro and food photography images, that make others stop and catch their breath? Images that inspire and capture stories, lift your spirit? With stunning and dramatic lighting, or all soft and dreamy? Looks you think you can only dream of?

Join 100’s of other photographers, who have gone from drab to fab, regardless of whether it’s a love of food photography, macro, flowers, or even product photography, there is a class to inspire everyone to create wonderful images and improve photographic, lighting and editing skills, from complete beginner, intermediate, through to advanced.

I know what you are thinking right now! Online? How is that going to work? But trust me, working in your own environment, in your own time, is the simple, easy way to learn and I am right here if your need the support, as are some of the 100s of student who have been there too. I have helped take so many people from drab to fab in my online classes and workshops.

So pick your poison…what do you need help with Lighting, Food Photography, Editing, Camera Settings…all of the above?


For the love of food…

How do they photograph food and get such great results? Food photography is arguably one of the most challenging types of photography out there.

This class offers a variety of food in natural light, learn to make the most of what you already have. Learn to work on the Stories within the photos and capture magic…

Create mouth watering images, that make your viewer crave your dish.

My Creative Still Life Journey…

Join over 100 photographers who have joined this fun loving and inspired class, as well as a truly fabulous online community. Learn the art of slowing down and finding your way to peace, quiet and creative calm in this online Still Life class. Feeling a little overwhelmed and uninspired…… Life a little less than creative? This class is full of creative inspiration and ideas to get you started. Let me get your photographic MOJO back…and fall in love with your camera, again.

Lightroom 101…

This is a FREE self help guide to using Adobe Lightroom, mostly snippets from other classes. My hope for this group of videos is to give you a little guidance on some tips and tricks in Lightroom, for the Beginners and for more experienced users. Starting with a brief look around. If you need something covered, just ask…let me help you.

Capturing Light…

Do you struggle to capture great, well lit Still Life images? You are not alone, it seems to be one of the biggest hurdles most photographers have, but it does not have to be this way. In six easy lessons, you can learn to harness any type of lighting for your Still Life Photography, or indeed any type of Photography. Once you know HOW to control the light you can get great photos, anytime, anywhere. Let me show you how.

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Behind the studio door…

Follow on from the success of My Creative Still Life Journey, taking things further, delving deeper, creating bigger challenges - for YOU!

Learn MORE styling, MORE lighting and great ideas to breathe new life and new inspiration into your photographic stories. Week by week, month by month in a whole brand new online class.

Photoshop 101…

Learn the basics of Photoshop from award-winning digital artist Julie Powell in this FREE online self-paced class is aimed at people who have never really used Photoshop, but would like to learn some basics, there are also some more advanced Lessons, like Speed Edits and Walk-throughs.

An Artist Palette…

Do you want to learn the techniques behind the art? Learn how to create unique and beautifully crafted images in Photoshop & Topaz using these painterly techniques, including how to make your own fantastic backgrounds. Follow me as I create ten unique images with speed edits, walk throughs and actual step-by-steps in Photoshop and Topaz Studios. We look at Landscapes, Still Life, Animals, Flowers and Pet Portraits.

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The Magic of Macro…

Are you ready to explore the world of macro photography with me? One of the best things about doing macro photography is that it can be done anywhere and in virtually any genre. You don’t need a fancy studio, just a quiet spot to sit and create; inside or outside.

In this Class, we are really going to look at the world of macro, we are going to look at lots of techniques and creative ideas for your macro images. I will show you how to push your creativity, both in camera and in the edit, to get the most out of your images. We will look at alternatives to traditional macro lenses and creative ways to capture tiny details, without the need for breaking the bank.

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Student Reviews & Testimonials

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I’ve done a Dark and Moody still life course with Julie and it was awesome. Small sized group and excellent props and advice. I was a bit nervous about attending but Julie is welcoming and very professional. I learnt so much, cannot wait until I can do another one. Highly recommend.


I have thoroughly enjoyed learning, exploring and challenging myself with 'still life' photography. It is something I had dabbled in a little bit during 2018 and before starting the 12 week course.

The weekly challenges have been fantastic and seeing other's interpretation of each theme has provided me with a lot of inspiration.

Thank you for providing me with this awesome opportunity, your videos and guidance has been very valuable, and I really look forward to seeing what you bring next year.




For me, learning something completely new, I really love seeing how the images are treated in the editing software. Because you can take a good photograph to great or vice versa with how it is edited. 
Always happy to get freebies tho! But being a visual learner, the layout and manor the course is delivered in, also helps. And your courses, both I'm doing, have beautiful pictures, clear instruction and are visual feast for the eyes. I can tell you have put a lot of work into it, it really does show. Its apparent right throughout your classes AND your website.

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As a landscape and people photographer, i have always been curious about food and still life photography. Julie's website is simply beautiful that captures the light and the images looks peaceful, moody and romantic. I have gone to two of Julie's workshops and am halfway through her online courses. I highly recommend these. The workshops are fun and relaxing. Julie knows her subject matter and does not get too technical. I am grateful for Julies work as they have paved the way for my style and interest. So reader, have a look at Julie's classes and enjoy

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Julie, thank you for introducing me to this fabulous genre of photography. The 'For The Love Of Food' on-line course is fantastic. I love the challenges (my Sunday afternoons 'me time') that get me out of my comfort zone and thinking about different ways to photograph food. The 'bite-size' sessions are perfect, the information provided, tips, recipes and videos are inspiring and extremely helpful. This is one genre that I will happily continue on with.