Reigniting mumventure

Mumventure is a concept I started talking and writing about eighteen months ago, before the pandemic turned our lives upside down. Personally, it’s close to my heart but professionally too, as it has also fuelled my outdoor photography brand. What is a mumventure? By definition, a mumventure is an exciting or unusual experience that a… Read More

Moving house is like having a baby

– how it feels to relocate 120 miles away, with three children, and start your life again after ten years I’ve concluded that moving house, relocating elsewhere, is a bit like having a baby. There is a long-drawn out process of waiting, a mixture of nerves and excitement, the anticipation of the unknown. From time… Read More

Snow photography, tips for beginners

Confession: I don’t like the cold one little bit! However, snow appears so infrequently here in England, so when it does, getting out with my camera to practise my snow photography is too good an opportunity to miss. Whilst a snowy scene is truly beautiful, it is not the easiest thing to photograph. It does,… Read More

My top five locations for outdoor photography

The limitations of lockdown encouraged me, as an outdoor photographer, to really explore the wild spaces on my doorstep and find safe and simple outdoor locations. Throughout the summer, I took my clients to quiet places in my neighbourhood which I’d never considered photographing in before. For me, restrictions created opportunities to look for the… Read More

Putting photos and words together

I was a writer long before I was a photographer. To be exact, I knew I was a writer when I was about seven whereas I didn’t call myself a photographer until I was twenty-eight. Writing was inherent within me, but I had to train hard and learn extensively to be a good photographer. I… Read More

becoming The Outdoor Studio

Like a vase holding all the stalks together If you’ve been on Facebook or Instagram, you may have noticed, I’m now The Outdoor Studio. Why? I’ve been Charlotte Broster Photography for 11 years now, and it was time for a refresh. Out with the old, in with the new. After all, my photography has changed… Read More

Finding my feet on the Thames: walking for Mind

I’ve started walking the Thames river. Yup, all 184 miles of it, from it’s source in Kemble, near Cirencester to Woolwich, the steel barrier which protects London from the North Sea’s high tides and storm surges. OK sure, I’m not doing it in one go because it would take a solid 2 weeks to achieve… Read More

The Outdoor Book Club #1: Kate Humble’s ‘Thinking on my feet’

The book that changed my life – yes truly! You know that I’m all about photographing in the great outdoors but I bet you didn’t know I’m also REALLY into books written about the great outdoors. I’m fixated with stories of climbing mountains, rewilding farms, walking rivers, exploring the countryside…because it’s never just about the landscapes. It’s more often than not about personal fulfilment and reflection and I just LOVE that stuff.

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Outdoor photoshoots: I’ve realised how much I love them…

Sigh of relief, Spring is here (nearly!), I am really looking forward to taking my families outside again, it’s been a while! Outdoor photoshoots get the best out of me, they force me to be creative, to incorporate interesting backgrounds and shoot from different angles. Admittedly, outdoor photoshoots can be harder – I have to… Read More