[Video 015] Understanding Sync Speed

[Video 015] Understanding Sync Speed

What is camera sync speed?  And why is it important to studio photographers and photographers who use strobist techniques? In this video I answer both those questions and show you what happens if you try use a flash with a shutter speed faster than your camera’s sync speed. Please subscribe … Continue reading

[Deal of the Day] Exclusive to Facebook Fans

[Deal of the Day] Exclusive to Facebook Fans

This weeks “Deal of Day” is a little different – it’s a good deal but you won’t find it here.  It is exclusive to those people who visit my Facebook page. To find out about the deal you will need to go to our studio Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/IansStudio and look for … Continue reading

[Blog] Clam Shell Window Lighting

[Blog] Clam Shell Window Lighting

The image above of model Hazel is lit entirely using the light of the window which is behind her.  How did we achieve this and prevent Hazel’s face from becoming just a silhouette?  When you look at the image below the answer becomes obvious we used two reflectors to bounce … Continue reading

POTD Mon, 10 Nov 2014: Terre Haute

POTD Mon, 10 Nov 2014: Terre Haute

Terre Haute One of the images from Stockport Garrick’s first studio production of the season “Terre Haute”. Which tells of the relationship between a reporter and the Oklahoma bomber. While covering the events of the bombing the play is more about the interaction between the two characters and how they both, … Continue reading

[News] Correction – Studio Taster Day

[News] Correction - Studio Taster Day

It has been brought to my attention that there was an error in the advertising for next weekend’s Studio Taster Day.  In some places I was advertising the event as being on the Saturday, in other places it was advertised as being on the Sunday.  I would like to clarify… … Continue reading

[Video] Show Case: Bonfire Blast 2014

[Video] Show Case: Bonfire Blast 2014

I have posted several times over the last few weeks about how to photograph fireworks.  Last night I got to put it all in to practice.  To see how I got on at Stockport’s Bonfire Blast take a look at the photos below:    You can see the full album … Continue reading

[BLOG] Lightroom: Show Focus Points

[BLOG] Lightroom: Show Focus Points

Have you ever wondered what your camera was focusing on when you took a photograph?  If you have multiple or all focus points enabled it might not have locked on to what you thought it had.  Well now there is a way to find out from within Adobe Lightroom. You … Continue reading

[Deal of the Day] 15% off Studio Taster Day

[Deal of the Day] 15% off Studio Taster Day

I am pleased to announce this week’s special offer is 15% off the price for our Studio Taster day. To claim the discount either book and pay on-line using the code TASTE15 the code is valid till 23:59 on Sunday 9th November. There will be two different 3hrs sessions.  Each session … Continue reading

Remember, remember, the fifth of November!

Remember, remember, the fifth of November!

Just a quick reminder – I will be at  the “Bonfire Blast” in Stockport on Wednesday, sharing 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 charge for the photography advice I will be sharing. If … Continue reading

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