Monotone Mondays

For the last couple of weeks I’ve been trying to come up with an idea for a weekly theme/post. Lots of bloggers seem to have Wordless Wednesdays or Silent Sundays and whilst I quite like the idea of just posting a picture (and why wouldn’t I, I’m a photographer after all!) I also enjoy writing […]

Portraits Without Faces – November Photo Challenge

A couple of weeks ago I came across this article on the BBC website, if you don’t have time to read it right now it’s an article titled “How your life story is told by your hands”. It features a set of black and white images by photographer Tim Booth which show people’s hands, some […]

An Autumn Walk & Photography Tips

I’ve probably mentioned this already, in fact I may well have mentioned it more than once, but I absolutely love autumn. It is without doubt my favourite season. And not just because it looks so good with all those gorgeous rich colours and that beautiful low sunlight that filters through trees and those atmospheric misty […]

Competition Time! Win a place on November’s beginners photography course.

beginners photography courses online

It’s competition time! “Beyond Auto” will be running for the last time this year (and last time at these prices) later this month and I’m celebrating this final run by giving away TWO FREE PLACES. Are you a little bit baffled by your lovely camera? Are you secretly scared of all those buttons? And maybe […]

In The Beginning, A Sourdough Loaf

Sourdough Loaf, Cpmmercial Food Photography

A few days ago I was pleasantly surprised when someone tweeted to tell me how much they liked my “Past Their Best” series of food photographs and then I remembered that I hadn’t even posted the sourdough loaf that triggered the idea for the project! I’d needed some bread for some photographs so popped around to […]

Beautifully Imperfect

Online photography courses, still life photography

Just back home after a (mostly) lovely week away, I’d hoped to do plenty photography while I was away but unfortunately things didn’t quite go to plan! A few days before we left I’d received a beautiful bouquet of flowers for my birthday, I took a chance on them surviving and left them on the kitchen table. […]

Beyond Snapshots & My First Magazine Article

Well what a wonderful week this has been! After a lot of hard work on Wednesday evening I launched my free online photography course, Beyond Snapshots. I’m really pleased with the course but if I’m totally honest I was expecting to have to round up a few friends to join it at the beginning so […]

A Ball Of String and An Enamel Plate

still life photography by Janet Broughton

There’s times when I’m shopping alone that I’m really, really glad that I don’t have anyone with me. Like yesterday. I was browsing the antique shop for anything that might work as styling props for shooting food, I had in mind some old cutlery or worn linen, possibly some china plates. I didn’t expect to stumble […]

Autumn, Revisited

Children's outdoor photography in Bolton, Lancashire

I’m currently in the process of reviewing the blog posts on my business website and deciding which ones should be transferred over to Definitely Dreaming. It’s a bigger task than I thought it would be, its so hard to be ruthless and select only the posts that are strictly relevant, but at the same it’s […]

Exciting Times Ahead !

                                        Thought it was about time I shared some of my exciting plans, my brain has been working overtime recently and I’ve all sorts of ideas for courses and there’s all sorts of activity going on […]

Inspired By….. Steller

Well I started out writing my Three Things post with the very best of intentions of publishing it on the last day of each month. Did you notice I missed August? I didn’t allow for the end of the month being a Bank Holiday Monday and shooting a wedding on the Friday, being away for […]