POTD Mon, 27 Oct 2014: Maude at SMCC

POTD Mon, 27 Oct 2014: Maude at SMCC

Maude at South Manchester Camera Club This images comes from a set of images I shot while giving a talk on studio/strobist photography at South Manchester Camera Club. This was from the last set-up I was demonstrating The image was created with a single grided speedlight, shot through a venetian … Continue reading

[Deal of the Day] Unusual Offer

[Deal of the Day] Unusual Offer

During the past week I’ve announced two new events at the studio (and there are more to come in the next few days).  One of those events is called “Unusual Underwear” and will be taking place on Friday 14th November. This event should be of particular interest to anyone wanting … Continue reading

POTD Fri, 24 Oct 2014: Sarah Angel Fashion

POTD Fri, 24 Oct 2014: Sarah Angel Fashion

Sarah Angel at Fashion Night at Ian’s Studio This week’s Friday Night at the studio event was themed around fashion photography and saw the return of Sarah Angel to the studio. This image was processed in a combination of Adobe Lightroom and Nik Software’s Analog Pro to make it look … Continue reading

[News] Bonfire Blast 5 Nov 2014

[News] Bonfire Blast 5 Nov 2014

Again this year I will be attending the big bonfire/fireworks event in Stockport.  As I have done in past years I will be offering to share my experience in photographing the fireworks, the bonfire and the event itself.  You’ll need to pay to enter the event, but there is no … Continue reading

[Blog] White balance in the studio

[Blog] White balance in the studio

In a recent blog post I explained about why I use particular camera settings in the studio.  I deliberately didn’t talk about white balance in the blog post as I wanted to cover it as a separate topic. I always advise photographers to set white balance to “flash” when they … Continue reading

[BLOG] Making it easier to connect

[BLOG] Making it easier to connect

I need your help.  I’ve just added a new ‘widget’ to my website: “Subscribe and follow” – it lists the different ways you can subscribe to the content I am producing – particularly for other photographers.  The widget is on all of the right side of all the main website … Continue reading

[Deal of the Day] 10% Off Digital Rain Workshop

[Deal of the Day] 10% Off Digital Rain Workshop

With the remnants of hurricane Gonzalo set to bring rain and storms to the UK later today, this week’s Deal of the Day – is 10% Off the price of creating your own rain and storm images, at our “Digital Rain, Digital Lightning & Wet-look Glamour Workshop” in December. Portia … Continue reading

SALE 17 Oct 2014: Restart

SALE 17 Oct 2014: Restart

Windows XP Restart screen NUMBER OF SALES TO DATE: 1 SOLD VIA: Alamy LICENCE: Rights Managed This was an odd sale. It is the restart screen for Windows XP. XP is now a very old operating system. I wonder what the images is actually going to be used for. Here’s … Continue reading

POTD Thu, 16 Oct 2014: The School for Scandal

POTD Thu, 16 Oct 2014: The School for Scandal

The School for Scandal This images is one of the shots I took at the first dress rehearsal for Stockport Garrick Theatre’s production of “The School for Scandal”. When doing theatre photography there is a great temptation to photograph from straight on, and from part way back through the stalls. … Continue reading

[BLOG] Default Studio Camera Settings

[BLOG] Default Studio Camera Settings

“Manual Mode; ISO 100; shutter speed to 1/125s; aperture f/8 ” – those are the ‘magic settings’ I use for 90% of all the studio photographs I take.  But why?  Am I just being lazy or is there some logic to picking those as the settings? Lets go through each of them … Continue reading

10 Steps for Stunning Fireworks Photographs

10 Steps for Stunning Fireworks Photographs

Fireworks displays are popular the world over. Bonfire Night in the United Kingdom, 4th of July in the USA and Chinese New Year to name but a few. A great firework photograph can look spectacular and be a brilliant memory of an occasion. However, just how to do you get … Continue reading

[DEAL OF THE DAY] Try Something New

[DEAL OF THE DAY] Try Something New

This week’s “Deal of the Day” is a massive 40% off the price price for this Friday Night’s event IF you are a first time visitor to the studio.  That means you will pay just £15 instead of the full price of £25. As photographers we improve by trying new things. … Continue reading

POTD Fri, 10 Oct 2014: Just Add Water

POTD Fri, 10 Oct 2014: Just Add Water

Jesse-Marie – Just Add Water event at Ian’s Studio This photo of the day is from our “Just add Water” event at the studio. During this event we looked at various techniques for combining a model and water. You can see the full set of images here: http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/jesse-water (Please note: … Continue reading