Lensbaby Unplugged Member of the Week | Jeanet Groenewoud

Lensbaby Unplugged Member of the Week | Jeanet Groenewoud

Lensbaby Unplugged Member of the Week

Interview with Jeanet Groenewoud

Each week we feature a Lensbaby Unplugged Member and learn more about their photography history. Read more to learn about Jeanet's photography experience!
Jeanet Groenewoud with Lensbaby

Q: What is your favorite shoot you've ever done?

A: My favorite shoots are in flower gardens, I love flowers and it gives you time to rest, get into yourself and experimenting with the lenses. There is a lot to choose in the garden and it gives me a time to relax. Also like to photograph in the woods, the serenity, the darkness, shades of green.


Q: What inspires you to reach for your camera?

A: I shoot every week, everything inspires me. I am sick and photographing is healing for me , it gives me joy, it makes me happy, and teaching others give me great satisfaction.

Q: What are your favorite Lensbaby Lenses to use in your session?

A: LB velvet 56 mm, I love the softness and it is great for macro. The Sweet 35 also for macro, gives great Soft Focus and bokeh. And the Sol 45 is surprise lens, it is sharp, the effects are great and it is handy to put the blades a side if you do not want to use them.


Jeanet Groenewoud with Lensbaby

Q: How did you hear about Lensbaby, and what encouraged you to purchase a LB lens?

A: I hear and saw photo,s of Andrea Gulickx and I went several years to her workshops. After that I hooked on LB lenses and now I own a lot of them.


Q:What was your journey to becoming a photographer like?

A: My journey.... I am sick I have fibromialgie and before photographing I was a dog trainer. When that did not went well because of my illness I bought a camera. I took pictures when we were on holidays so I liked it. I went to several courses and workshops after that, and after some years I started my own business ( just by my self) now for 6 years I do give workshops and have a small webshop with vintage and used LB lenses.


Q: What is your favorite subject to photograph and how would you describe your photography style?

A: My favorite are flowers and animals and landscapes. My style is soft, minus sharpness and creative. With animals I prefer to make nice compositions sometimes capturing funny moments. Landscapes I prefer creative style, using textures or icm.


Jeanet Groenewoud with Lensbaby

Q: What do you love the most about photography?

A: That I am loosing myself , I don't think about difficulties or my sickness. It makes me so happy, and it makes you see things in a different way. It opened another world for me.


Q: What helps you when you're struggling with a creative block?

A: Still keep trying, I have a lot of patients and I am always determined to get it done.


Jeanet Groenewoud with Lensbaby

Q: Would you consider yourself an adventurous photographer, or do you tend to stay in your comfort zone?

A: Adventurous yes, I like to learn and experiment with lenses. And trying to make my own style.


Q: What else would you like to see from Lensbaby in the future?

A: Landscape lenses other than the Edge 50 or 80.


Jeanet Groenewoud with Lensbaby

Jeanet Groenewoud

I started with photography about 7 years ago. After a while I went to Andrea Gulicx for Lensbaby workshops. After 2 years I started my own business and I give workshops introduction lensbaby and many others. I prefer Lensbaby lenses and vintage lenses because they are so creative. I love Soft Focus . I own a lot of Lensbaby lenses. I prefer the Sweet 35 and the Velvet 56mm and the Sol 45. Learn people to use the Lensbaby lenses is a great joy! It opens a new world to them.

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