Welcome to MacDuff Studio

I am a photographer, fine artist, and graphic designer.

Please use the Menu to look around.

I hope you enjoy my creations!


Karen MacDuff

Scroll Down For Blog



CAWS Dog Drawing

December 16, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

This is a drawing of Love, a dog I photographed for CAWS.org a few months ago. CAWS found her a new home! Yeah! That just makes my heart sing!

I made this drawing of her to use as a poster for CAWS.org. She's got such a beautiful face! 


-Love-_Caws_Dog_3-2017-_Drawn_Dec_2017 TEXT-Love-_Caws_Dog_3-2017-_Drawn_Dec_2017 TEXT

Thanks for stopping by!


MORE Frozen Utah

December 12, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

It's such a cold day here in Utah! It's 1:51pm and it's still only 28 degrees fahrenheit. Brrrr...

Unfortunately I have the awesome job of being a poop scopper before the sun sets. We have five rescue dogs and they can sure make some work out there. The field behind our house, photo below, is full of cows. Lucky farmer gets to leave the cow mess to the worms, birds, the elements. Of course the cows don't head inside so they can't track it in with them. 

(I hope you're not eating)

So here are some more frozen shots.

1) Field behind my house. Can you see the cow hunkered down trying to keep warm in the field?

2) Chain link fence.

3) Blades of grass.

4) Upper part of an iron garden chair.

5) Back support on the iron garden chair

Dec 12 2017 (9 color)Dec 12 2017 (9 color) Dec 12 2017 (8b)Dec 12 2017 (8b) Dec 12 2017 (7)Dec 12 2017 (7) Dec 12 2017 (6)Dec 12 2017 (6) Dec 12 2017 (5)Dec 12 2017 (5)

I hope you're staying warm!

Thanks for stopping by!


Frozen Utah

December 11, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

The dogs woke me up about 5:00 am this morning. They wanted to go potty. I grabbed my flashlight and walked them to the back door. It was still pitch black outside. As I opened the back door a creepy flood of fog lept into the house. It was as if the fog was trying to escape the fog. It came rushing in. The flashlight made it even creepier. Have you seen the movie, The Fog? It was like that. I didn't even realize it was foggy outside or I would have been prepared for it.  The dogs thought nothing of it and ran down the stairs to the frozen grass. Wish I was as brave.

A few hours later when it was nice and light outside I decided to head out and grab some frozen photographs. For you photogs out there, I used the Nikon D810 and the Nikon 60mm f2.8 micro -the older version.

Dec 11 2017 (1)Dec 11 2017 (1) Dec 11 2017 (2)Dec 11 2017 (2) Dec 11 2017 (3)Dec 11 2017 (3)

Dec 11 2017 (4)Dec 11 2017 (4)

I really don't like cold weather but it sure can create beautiful images.

Thanks for stopping by!


Adobe Draw -App

November 26, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I've been using Adobe Photoshop to edit my photos/drawings with for decades. (dating myself:)

I've always wanted to learn Adobe Illustrator, but never got around to it. With Black Friday offering Adobe products on sale, I grabbed Illustrator! Yeah! Can't wait to learn it!

In the meantime, I drew this with Adobe Draw: what I believe is the iPad version of Illustrator.

Learning new things is so much fun!

Project - Drawing 1 frameProject - Drawing 1 frame

Antelope Island, Syracuse, Utah.

November 25, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Keaton, Kiyah, Trinity and I headed to Antelope Island in Syracuse, Utah last week. It was the perfect day. Sixty-something degree. No bugs. Ahhh!

Keaton loves landscape photographs and asked me to capture some of the beauty we were seeing. He's planning on using them on his computer desktop.

Trinity had so much fun! She ran and ran and ran! Keaton had her on leash so he got to run with her. They both had huge smiles on their faces. Kiyah climbed the huge rocks nearby

We discovered you can rent canoes. We'll have to try that out. There is also a restaurant/grill that faces the water. We're definitely going to do that!

If you want to visit there I suggest late fall and very early spring. The summer is so hot and the bugs are everywhere! 

Trinity MacDuff Squires Nove 23rd 2017 (F)Trinity MacDuff Squires Nove 23rd 2017 (F)

Antelope Island Nov 2017 (2R crop)Antelope Island Nov 2017 (2R crop) Antelope Island Nov 2017 (3)Antelope Island Nov 2017 (3) Antelope Island Nov 2017 (4)Antelope Island Nov 2017 (4) Antelope Island Nov 2017 (5)Antelope Island Nov 2017 (5) Antelope Island Nov 2017 (6)Antelope Island Nov 2017 (6) Antelope Island Nov 2017Antelope Island Nov 2017