Lensbaby Velvet 85 Landscape Photography

A Frosty Morning Walk with the Lensbaby Velvet 85

It was such a bitterly cold morning that even though the sun was peeping over the top of the forest on the hillside there was no sign of the frost melting. I sat drinking my morning coffee and trying to decide if it would be worthwhile braving the cold and heading out. But there’s something rather […]

Lensbaby comparison Velvet 85, Velvet 56

Big Photo Magazine Feature

I’m very excited to have an article in the latest edition of The Big Photo magazine! I was asked few weeks ago if I would be happy to combine my blog posts comparing the Lensbaby Velvet 56 and 85 into an article for the magazine, which of course I was. Even though I’ve known for […]

daily photography prompts December 2017

Daily Photo Prompts ~ December 2017

I really can’t believe that I’m posting prompts for December, it really doesn’t feel like I’ve been sharing these for almost a year! Although I must confess that sometimes when I’ve sat down to come up with a new set of prompts it’s felt like I’ve been doing it much longer! If you haven’t joined […]

still life photography with Lensbaby Velvet 56

Portrait Of A Man I Never Met

I never met Ian but I know I would have really liked him. Ian was a gentleman and a wonderful eccentric with a warm personality. He wore a monocle for many years (to the embarrassment of his kids) because he had poor eyesight in just one eye. He only replaced it with glasses when both eyes […]

Lensbaby Blog Circle

Blog Circles – Would You Like to Join?

Every now and again I take a little time out with my iPad and I wander around the internet visiting websites and blogs and soaking up inspiration. If I’m quite honest I’ve usually set out to do something quite different but you know how the internet is, one thing leads to another and before you […]

project 365 photo prompts

Daily Photo Prompts ~ November 2017

It’s almost the end of another month so it’s time to share the #dailydreaming prompts for November. 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 you can use a camera or a […]

Online photography traing by Janet Broughton

My Year With Unconventional Lenses – An Update

It’s rather ironic that having a creative business sometimes means that we have so little time to follow that creative pursuit that lies at the very heart of our business. I’m currently on a business accelerator program that sees me heading into Manchester once or twice each week. Not only does that take a great […]

Black and white still life photography,

Start Where You Are

Start Where you are…… It’s a rather well known phrase and I seem to keep stumbling across it recently. I usually see it used as business advice, and excellent advice it is too. If we keep telling ourselves we need to do one more training course, get a better logo, redesign our website, write at […]

photo a day project, Oct 2017

Daily Photo Prompts ~ October 2017

It’s that time again! It’s almost the end of September so it’s time to share the #dailydreaming prompts for October. 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 you can use […]

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 […]

photo a day project, daily prompts September 2017

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 […]

Traditional crafts, a photo project

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 […]