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[BLOG] Background Papers

[BLOG] Background Papers

One of the questions I get asked a lot at the studio is about where I get my background papers from.  I also get asked about the cost of the papers.  As I have just ordered EIGHT new rolls of paper for the studio, I thought this would be a … Continue reading

[BLOG] FAQ for Model Days

[BLOG] FAQ for Model Days

As I have a model day planned with Tina Kay for this Saturday, I thought it would be good to write an FAQ about Model Days for the benefit of those who may not be too familiar with them. What is a Model Day? It is a day when a … Continue reading

POTD Wed, 18 Jun 2014: Studio Selfie

POTD Wed, 18 Jun 2014: Studio Selfie

Studio Selfie At the end of tonight’s Intermediate Photography Course we had a few minutes spare at the end so I showed the students how to set-up studio lights to take a portrait. This is a four light set-up key light, a large softbox, camera right, rim light a grided … Continue reading

POTD Tue, 17 Jun 2014: Custard Cream

POTD Tue, 17 Jun 2014: Custard Cream

Custard Cream Mmmm…. do I need to say more? Oh alright then…. Macro lens, flash on TTL lead of to camera left bouncing of a white surface, white paper camera right to bounce light back in as fill. And yes those are my teeth marks. PLEASE NOTE: This is not … Continue reading

POTD Mon, 16 Jun 2014: Game of Thrones

POTD Mon, 16 Jun 2014: Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones – title sequence I have never watched Game of Thrones live… tonight was the closest I have come, I started watching my recording before the broadcast had finished – I was about 45mins behind real time. I really wanted to watch this episode as soon as I … Continue reading

POTD Thu, 12 Jun 2014: Busy Skies

POTD Thu, 12 Jun 2014: Busy Skies

Aircraft over Stockport I haven’t used my 70-300mm lens for a long time (it’s not very good quality) but I decided this evening that I’d get it out and try a few shots. Sat in the garden and waited for a few plains to fly over, thought one would look … Continue reading

POTD Wed, 11 Jun 2014: Strobist Lesson

POTD Wed, 11 Jun 2014: Strobist Lesson

As part of my current Intermediate Photography Course we went outside to do a little bit of strobist work.   This image was created with a bare flash camera left.  Set to f/8 the sky has been darkened by shooting at 1/20s and under exposing the sky. PLEASE NOTE: This … Continue reading

POTD Tue, 10 Jun 2014: Bertie

POTD Tue, 10 Jun 2014: Bertie

Bertie – a spaniel puppy I had an unusual attendee at this weeks Introduction to DSLR photography course – Bertie. The new puppy belonging to Jon one of the course attendees. At the end of the session I arranged an impromptue photoshoot for the class attendees with Bertie as our … Continue reading

POTD Mon, 9 Jun 2014: CHADS

POTD Mon, 9 Jun 2014: CHADS

CHADS – Cheadle Hulme Amateur Dramatic Society This is Cheadle Hulme Amateur Dramatics Society known as CHADS. I attended for an audition for a play in the next season. I am delighted to say I was offered the role. It’s not a huge role, but it will be fun to … Continue reading

POTD Fri, 6 Jun 2014: A shake of the head

POTD Fri, 6 Jun 2014: A shake of the head

Je55 at Darker Side of Glamour event at Ian’s Studio This is one of the images from our Friday night at the studio event with model Je55. The theme of the event was “the darker side of glamour” most of what we shot was low key black and white images. … Continue reading

POTD Wed, 4 Jun 2014: Time travel

POTD Wed, 4 Jun 2014: Time travel

TARDIS on a wall Ooops… I discovered I had failed to take a POTD today. So I found my trusty TARDIS and sent my camera back 24hrs to get this shot. PLEASE NOTE: This is not a source of free photographs. This photograph is (c) Ian M Butterfield. All rights … Continue reading