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Lensbaby Creators | Janet Douglas

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Meet Janet

Macro | Fine Art | Digital Art

Janet Douglas is a macro and fine art photographer from Glasgow, Scotland. She fell in love with photography as a child after being given an Instamatic, and progressed to an Olympus OM-10 SLR, and then to a Sony A200 DSLR in 2008. It wasnt until she received her first Lensbaby for Christmas in 2012 (Muse with Double Glass Optic) that she truly caught the photography bug all over again.

It brought out the frustrated artist in me and made me much more creative. Lensbaby lenses are wonderful in helping to create outside the box and add an extra dimension to creative photography.

She now shoots on a Sony A6000, and has grown her lens collection significantly shooting only with Lensbaby and a few manual vintage lenses. Her all-time favorite Lensbaby is the Sweet 35, but she loves them all for the different effects that they give.

Inside Janet's Camera Bag

What I love about Lensbaby lenses is that my options are endless. The experience may be different every time I shoot with them. Lots of factors might have a direct influence on the results. The way I use the light, the location and the background behind my subject, or the perspective that I shoot from.

For macro, I use the Velvet 56 and Trio 28 the most. I love the Trio 28 for my glass ball photography. I can easily hold the ball in one hand and my camera in the other, without having to stretch too much. The Trio 28 is so compact and handy for traveling with too.

I have recently used the Circular Fisheye for night photography. It works really well when there are lots of bright colorful lights. It makes quite cool landscape shots too, and you can get great barrel flare. I dont shoot a lot of landscapes really, but I use the Velvet 56 or Trio 28 most when I do.

Janet's Gear

Cameras: Sony A6000

Lenses:Composer Pro & Composer Pro II | Twist 60 | Circular Fisheye | Velvet 56 | Trio 28 | Muse | Helios 44-2 f2 58mm | Meyer Optik Gorlitz Domiplan f2 50mm | Pentacon f2.8 29mm | Miranda f3.5-4.8 28-70mm | Sirius 80-200mm | Macro Lenses

Optics:Edge 80 & 50 | Sweet 35 | Double Glass | Plastic | Single Glass | Pinhole | Soft Focus | Fisheye

Misc: Small Joby Gorillapod tripod | Benro Tripod | Macro extension tubes and various adapters | ND filters | Circular Polarizer | Wide angle & Telephoto kit | Macro Converters | LM-10 Sweet Spot for mobile | Glass balls 30 & 80mm

Janet's Favorite Creations

Check out more of Janet's work on her website, Instagram, and flickr.