Welcome to Ian’s Studio

Welcome to Ian’s Studio

BLOG 19 Sep 2016: What type of learner are you?

BLOG 19 Sep 2016: What type of learner are you?

Last week I revealed what I believe are the three main challenges facing photographers today: 1. Inspiration & Motivation 2. Technical Know-How 3. Marketing Last time I looked at Inspiration & Motivation.  We saw how it begins by getting out there and shooting and mentioned about how Ian’s Studio is … Continue reading

BLOG 12 Sep 2016: Get Off The Sofa!

BLOG 12 Sep 2016: Get Off The Sofa!

Last week I started asking photographers, what they considered to be their biggest challenge to be. The responses, as you can imagine were quite varied. Some spoke in quite vague terms, while others were very specific – even down to how to cope with just one specific shot. However, a … Continue reading

BLOG 5 Sep 2016 : What are YOUR challenges?

BLOG 5 Sep 2016 : What are YOUR challenges?

At the beginning of August my father died unexpectedly and I suspended all my business activities to be able to support my mum at this difficult time.  Just after the funeral I set off on a holiday to Dubrovnik which we had planned months ago, and which my mum told … Continue reading

BLOG 20 July 2016 : Vote For Two August Events

BLOG 20 July 2016 : Vote For Two August Events

In the studio Facebook group I recently asked models to suggest ideas for a couple of Friday Night at the Studio events.  These ideas would then be voted on my the photographers in the group and the top two would be booked for August.  Here are the suggestions: Pearls, Curls … Continue reading

BLOG 15 Jun 2016: Lightroom 2015.6

BLOG 15 Jun 2016: Lightroom 2015.6

Adobe have released their latest version of Lightroom.  So what’s new in this version – apart from changing the photo on the splash screen again? Well there are two significant changes/improvements.  The first is performance.  We have take any claims of improved performance in Lightroom from Adobe with a pinch … Continue reading

POTD Fri, 10 Jun 2016: Model Splash with Scarlett-K

POTD Fri, 10 Jun 2016: Model Splash with Scarlett-K

Scarlett K – Model Splash Event at Ian’s Studio One of the water splash images created at this week’s Friday Night at the Studio event with model Scarlett-K. There has been a little bit of photoshop work on this (but not much). Firstly the original image showed the stream of … Continue reading

SALE 9 Jun 2016: Ramses II smiting his enemies

SALE 9 Jun 2016: Ramses II smiting his enemies

A section of carving showing Ramses II smiting his enemies, Cairo Museum NUMBER OF SALES TO DATE: 1 SOLD VIA: Alamy LICENCE: Rights Managed King Ramses doing what he does best – smiting his enemies. This carving is in the Cairo Museum. And I photographed it is 2004, durring one … Continue reading

SALE 11 May 2016: Church of St Paul, Damascus

SALE 11 May 2016: Church of St Paul, Damascus

Church of St Paul NUMBER OF SALES TO DATE: 1 SOLD VIA: Alamy LICENCE: Rights Managed This is the church of St Paul in Damascus. It is build on the site where St Paul reputedly escaped from the city by being lowered over the city walls in a basket. This … Continue reading

SALE 26 Apr 2016: Manchester City Magistrates Court

SALE 26 Apr 2016: Manchester City Magistrates Court

Manchester City Magistrates Court NUMBER OF SALES TO DATE: 1 SOLD VIA: Alamy LICENCE: Rights Managed Many of you will know about my 120:20 challenges. You have 2hrs (120 mins) to take 20 photos – no deletions, no retakes and you agree to show your images. This photo was taken … Continue reading

POTD# Mon, 25 Apr 2016: Physique Photography

POTD# Mon, 25 Apr 2016: Physique Photography

Madhu at Ian’s Studio This is just one example image from a physique shoot I did for a client. Notice how the subject is lit with light coming across the body to emphasise the muscle definition. PLEASE NOTE: This is not a source of free photographs. This photograph is (c) … Continue reading

BLOG 27 Sep 2015: Lunar Eclipse

BLOG 27 Sep 2015: Lunar Eclipse

Lunar Eclipse Sequence This was the first time ever that I have photographed a lunar eclipse in it’s entirity. The images were taken on board the MV Marco Polo while we were on our voyage to Canada. PLEASE NOTE: This is not a source of free photographs. This photograph is … Continue reading

BLOG Wed, 20 April 2016: Palmyra’s Triumphal Arch

BLOG Wed, 20 April 2016: Palmyra's Triumphal Arch

Monumental arch and colonaded street You may have seen the news story today about Palmyra’s Arch of Triumph being recreated in London’s Trafalgar Square. The story has been covered on a number of websites including http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36070721 This image image of the actual arch in Palmyra. I was fortunate to vist … Continue reading