[Video] Happy Christmas

[Video] Happy Christmas

In case you haven’t seen it yet – I have a little Christmas thank you video up on YouTube…  And as it says in the video I hope you have a very Happy Christmas and a great New Year…. oh yes… and also as it says in the video… Please subscribe … Continue reading

[Deal of the Day] £5 Off : 3 Lights 3 Points

[Deal of the Day] £5 Off : 3 Lights 3 Points

This week’s deal of the day is £5 off early bookings for Rick Bradbury’s 3 Lights – 3 Points event, which he will be running on Friday 23rd January. Rick is running the event that week because I will be ‘treading the boards’ again, in “No Sex Please, we’re British” at … Continue reading

[Video 017] Battery Storage

[Video 017] Battery Storage

I’ve had a trying week when it comes to video.  Due to a corrupt/dead SD card I lost 6 videos that I had recorded at the studio last week.  An attempt to rerecord them was thwarted by strong winds and a very noisy banging fence.  So for this week’s VideoCast … Continue reading

[BLOG] Photographing Christmas Lights

[BLOG] Photographing Christmas Lights

It’s Christmas time and the lights are on.   It’s a great time to have a go at some night photography.  So here’s my top ten tips for those who are new to night photography. Time of day is critical.  The aim with night photography is to balance the fading … Continue reading

[Blog] Gift Certificates

[Blog] Gift Certificates

Are you unsure what to buy the photographer in your life?  Has someone asked you what you would like for Christmas but not quite sure what to ask for? We offer gift certificates for Ian’s Studio.  They come in £5, £10 and £20 denominations and you can buy any number … Continue reading

[Deal of the Day] Christmas Critiques

[Deal of the Day] Christmas Critiques

Every Christmas I run a free event at the studio to say thank you everyone who has supported the studio over the past year.  It is a time to meet with other photographers share images that we have taken during the year and enjoy a mince pie and a drink … Continue reading

POTD Fri, 5 Dec 2014: YouTube Killed the Video Star

POTD Fri, 5 Dec 2014: YouTube Killed the Video Star

Bex at Concept to Creation event This image comes from our recent “Concept to Creation” event at the studio. The four hour session involved a team of photographers, a model and an MUA (Make-up Artist) deciding on two concept images we wanted to create. Between us we settled on two … Continue reading

POTD Fri, 21 Nov 2014: Fascinating Fascinators

POTD Fri, 21 Nov 2014: Fascinating Fascinators

Amy at Fascinating Fascinators event at Ian’s Studio This image comes from the “Fascinating Fascinators” event at the studio. Amy who is both model and designer of the headgear, came to the studio for the event. While much of the evening was headshots with an empasis on capturing the fascinators, … Continue reading

POTD Thu, 4 Dec 2014: Noises Off

POTD Thu, 4 Dec 2014: Noises Off

Noises Off One of the images from the dress rehearsal of Noises Off at Stockport Garrick. Amazing show. Very clever set transformation which is all done in view of the audience. You can see my full set of images from the show here: http://photos.imb.biz/garrick/noisesoff more information and tickets from here: … Continue reading

[Blog] Check your licences on Flickr

[Blog] Check your licences on Flickr

If you use flickr to host your photographs you need to check what licences are set on your images, and you need to do it now.  Yahoo, the owners of Flickr is about to start selling canvas prints of any images which whose licences are set to “Creative Commons” – and … Continue reading

[Deal of the Day] Get £10 for each referral

[Deal of the Day] Get £10 for each referral

It is often said that the best form of advertising is happy customers who tell their friends.  I have always been very grateful to those of you who have recommended my studio to others and from now on I want to say a special thank you to those who have … Continue reading

[Blog] Waiting Lists, Re-runs & Custom Events

[Blog] Waiting Lists, Re-runs & Custom Events

This blog post is a little different.  It is not about photography techniques but about giving you a little background about how I schedule events at the studio. The first thing to say is that you can easily find out if there are still spaces on an event at the studio.  If … Continue reading

[Video 016] Using Graduated Filters in Lightroom

[Video 016] Using Graduated Filters in Lightroom

I recently received an email from one of the subscribers to my Photography Newsletter asking for help with using Graduated Filters in Lightroom.  I thought the topic would make for a good VideoCast – so in this week I look at how to use graduated filters in Lightroom, including two … Continue reading