Traditional Crafts Project, Lensbaby Velvet 85, photography by Janet Broughton

Traditional Crafts Project – Spinning & Weaving

A few weeks ago I headed into Derbyshire to visit Wiseheart Studio and meet Kate, a lovely lady who is brimming with passion for spinning, weaving, dying, knitting and basically anything related to wool and as local as possible. Kate’s studio is a lovely space full of colours and textures and some of the most […]

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Daily Photo Prompts ~ September 2017

It’s that time again! We are getting close to the end of August so it’s time to share the #dailydreaming prompts for September. If you haven’t joined in before feel free to just jump right in at any time, join in every day or just with the ones that appeal the most to you. Don’t forget […]

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Traditional Crafts – A Lensbaby Project

15th April 2015, a note added to Evernote, an idea for a photography project. An idea that lingered in the back of my mind but went no further. Summer 2017, more than two years later and three things happened that made me drag that idea from the back of my mind and start to explore […]

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Daily Photo Prompts ~ August 2017

July has passed by in a blur and it’s time for the next set of prompts, I’m a little behind with what everyone has been posting on Instagram but I’ll be heading over and catching up with you all soon! If you haven’t joined in before feel free to just jump right in at any […]

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Daily Photo Prompts ~ July 2017

  Time for a new set of daily photo prompts already!! If you haven’t joined in before just dive right in and get shooting, you can use a camera or a phone and it really doesn’t matter how good your photography is. As they say, its the taking part that counts!  It couldn’t be easier […]

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Lensbaby Velvet 85 – First Impressions

First of all I have to say I’m massively grateful to the lovely Lensbaby people for giving me the opportunity to try this lens out before it launched. But’s it’s been sooooo frustrating not being able to share any images!! I will confess that I’ve never been quite sure about the Velvet 56, it’s one […]

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On Making Time To Create

I’m sure that every creative business owner sets off on their business journey thinking they will spend much of their days happily creating or hanging around coffee shops with other creative people. It doesn’t take long before reality strikes and you realise that the time spent creating is much, much less than you ever imagined and […]

Equine lifestyle photography Lancashire and Cheshire

In Pine Forests and Barley Fields

I very rarely share any of my shoots for portrait clients, in fact it’s so rare that lots of people who follow the blog may not even know that I’m also a lifestyle portrait photographer! Every so often a shoot comes along that’s so different that the images just have to be shared and this […]

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Why Lensbaby?

2017 is my “Year of Unconventional Lenses” and it’s turned out to be the year that I’ve fallen back in love with my Lensbaby. Not that I ever really fell out of love with it, it’s just that I fell out of the habit of using it. In fact for a long while I fell […]

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Daily Photo Prompts ~ June 2017

I really can’t believe that we are almost in June already, this last month has absolutely flown by! It’s time for a new set of daily photo prompts and if you haven’t joined in before why not start in June. It couldn’t be easier to join in, simply take a photo inspired by the prompt […]

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A Time Between…

It feels a strange time of year, spring has gone but summer hasn’t yet landed. Like a pause between the seasons. I’m trying to photograph gardens as part of my Year Of Unconventional Lenses but the daffodils have died, the tulips are past their best and the summer blooms haven’t started yet. Although the bluebells are […]