EVENT: 3 July 2015 : An evening with Katy Mac

EVENT: 3 July 2015 : An evening with Katy Mac

I should have been doing some commercial work on Friday but it has been postponed.  So this event is a very last minute addition to the calendar.  Come and shoot with model Katy Mac.  Fashion, beauty, portraiture, strobist techniques and a little bit of lingerie. Full details and booking via … Continue reading

POTD Wed, 17 Jun 2015: Game of Thrones

POTD Wed, 17 Jun 2015: Game of Thrones

Vivat! Vivat Regina! An epic battle for the control of a kingdom. Murder, religious zealots, violence, bedroom scenes and political intrigue. The only thing that Stockport Garrick’s production of Vivat! Vivat Regina doesn’t have that Game of Thrones does is a dragon! You can see more of my photos from … Continue reading

BLOG 10 June 2015: Difficult Requests

BLOG 10 June 2015: Difficult Requests

I have posted frequently about the many “there is no budget for this” requests that I get.  And like many photographers I get a lot of them.  Normally it’s quite easy to handle them: “No money, no use”.  The one I got today was a little harder than most.  Here’s … Continue reading

BLOG 9 June 2015: Survey Analysis – Part 2

BLOG 9 June 2015: Survey Analysis - Part 2

It was Benjamin Disraeli who allegedly said “”There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.”  I’m starting to understand how he feels.  I’ve always known that you can twist any survey to give you the results that you want.  I’ve tried hard to avoid that happening with my … Continue reading

EVENT 12 June 2015 : Table Top Classics

EVENT 12 June 2015 : Table Top Classics

Friday, 12 June 2015 – Table Top Classics Location: Ian’s Studio Time: 7:00 PM – 7:00 PM Price: £15 At this Friday’s event we will look at a number of classic table-top set-ups.  These include how to photograph smoke patterns, capturing water splashes, techniques for photographing food and also at … Continue reading

POTD Tue, 17 Feb 2015: Cute as Sin

POTD Tue, 17 Feb 2015: Cute as Sin

Model Cute as Sin at Ian’s Studio Sometimes a test shot becomes a favourite. I was doing a shoot with model Cute as Sin while I was in the process of setting up the lights and told her I was taking a test shot to check the lighting. As so … Continue reading

BLOG 2 June 2006: What is second curtain sync?

BLOG 2 June 2006: What is second curtain sync?

There are two shutters or curtains in your camera. One opens to reveal the sensor as you create an image the second one covers the sensor at the end of the shot. You can choose to set you flash to synchronise with either the first curtain opening or the second curtain closing. … Continue reading

BLOG 2 Jun 2015: The Minimal List

BLOG 2 Jun 2015: The Minimal List

  I like puns on words.  Purpleport has a daily competition, I don’t often enter, but couldn’t resist entering my “Minimal List” image for the Minimalist themed competition.  I’m not one to ask for votes, but if you have a purpleport account and you happend to think it was worth … Continue reading

BLOG 1 Jun 2015: Survey Initial Results

BLOG 1 Jun 2015: Survey Initial Results

My thanks to the 44 people who completed the events survey this week.  I have made the prize draw and the £30 voucher for events at the studio has gone to Brian Parkin.  I look forward to seeing Brian at the studio in the coming months. There is still a … Continue reading

POTD Mon, 18 May 2015: The Birdwatcher

POTD Mon, 18 May 2015: The Birdwatcher

The Birdwatcher Dress rehearsal photograph from Stockport Garrick’s Studio production of “The Birdwatcher” by Duncan Battman. It’s two plays for the price of one as after the interval the cast then performs “Spoofing for Gordon” also by Battman. You can see images from both one act plays here: http://photos.imb.biz/garrick/birdwatcher-gordon. Usual … Continue reading

POTD Fri, 15 May 2015: Splash, Bang, Wallop

POTD Fri, 15 May 2015: Splash, Bang, Wallop

Bursting a water balloon A dart bursts a water filled balloon. This is one of the images captured at our “Splash, Bang, Wallop” table-top night at the studio. You can see other images created at the event here: http://photos.imb.biz/studio/splashbangwallop PLEASE NOTE: This is not a source of free photographs. This … Continue reading

POTD 14 May 2015: iPhone Selfie

POTD 14 May 2015: iPhone Selfie

iPhone Selfie Nearly two years ago a I had an iPhone for about a week. It had to go back to ee because they couldn’t accept my number. Finally I am trying again. This time with a different network. As I did 2 years ago I am starting with a … Continue reading