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Hi! I’m Jane Allan, a full time professional portrait photographer and the course and content creator for The Lens Lounge.

I’ve been obsessed with photography since I was seven. I got my first SLR camera when backpacking around Australia in 1993, after the compact I took with me had an altercation with a wall. The “fancy new” camera was a very old Pentax, already 9 years out production.  That’s when the big love started. I took photography courses while in London. When I returned to South Africa in 1996 I started freelancing as an assistant photographer to commercial and fashion photographers.

To earn extra income for my wedding I started photographing weddings in 1999. I moved to the UK in 2001 and continued with weddings. In 2009 I opened my first photographic studio, concentrating solely on portraiture: boudoir, maternity, newborns and family photography.

By 2016 I’d had enough of working indoors all day, every day, and needed to get outdoors again so now shoot on location. I photograph:  families, model portfolios and boudoir (but that, of course, is indoors!). I also do personal branding shoots for business owners and bloggers.

Everyone should have great photos of their loved ones and to remember places they’ve been, so I’m putting all my knowledge and experience into creating photography courses for all levels of expertise.

Your photographs are your history. Make it great!

Use the form to make contact if you would like to interview Jane or if you are a prospective student and you have a question about one of our courses. A member of the team will then be in touch with you within 2 days.

Because we encourage learning through The Lens Lounge community, we don’t answer individual questions about photography by email. There is a load of great information in our blogs and for immediate help with a question, the best place to go is our Facebook group here.

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