Fellow photographers,

We have two items happening at the studio this weekend, on Friday night I’m leading a session on 360 product photography, and on Saturday a Lightroom workshop.  In the coming weeks we have an Art Nude night and following on from his successful one light night, Rick will be back at the studio in June leading two more Friday Night sessions.

Read on…..

Friday 20th May – In A Spin (360 deg product photography)

Friday 20th May 2011 (7.00pm for 7.30pm start) – In a spin.

For this “Friday Night at the Studio” session we will look at different techniques to create 360 degree rotating objects.

The session will include how to make a DIY table-top turn-table and how to use it.  We will also cover the post production techniques .

Cost £14 (includes the cost of materials for making your own turntable)

If the image of Doctor Octopus in this email isn’t spinning you should be able to see it here

You can see other examples of spinning object on the studio model register pages for example….


Saturday 21st May – Lightroom Day

Lightroom Splash Screen10.00am till 4.00pm at Ian’s Studio.


Learn Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 in one day. This intensive and extensive training day will equip you to get the best out Lightroom and will help you streamline your photography workflow.

Attendees may wish to be bring a laptop with with Lightroom 3 installed, to follow the through the training on their own screens.

All participants will get printed notes.

Cost: £60.00  (Price includes lunch) – To book your place please contact me

For the full list of topic covered please see: http://www.ians-studio.co.uk/lightroomday/

Friday 29th May – Art Nude Night

A chance to work on some creative art nude images.  We will have both high-key and low-key setups available in the studio, and a range of suitable props to work with.

There will be 1 or 2 models depending on numbers of photographers booked.  If you have specific ideas or themes you wish to try let me know in advance and we will arrange the studio accordingly.

Our lead model for this event will be Strawberry Venom (aka Kayleigh) See image right.  You can see more images of her in my gallery…

and on Purestorm….

(As you might expect both links contain nudity)

Cost £29

Friday 3rd June – Shooting with Rick

Once again I am pleased to hand over this “Friday Night at the Studio” session to, “New to Photo” podcast host Rick Bradbury……

Hello everyone, Rick here.

I would like to invite you along to a model evening at the Studio. Starting at 7pm till 10pm you will have access to the studio and its equipment/backgrounds to create to great portraits, this will be a casual event where you can come along to shoot, network and meet like minded people.

Depending on numbers booked we will have 1-2 models, and weather/number of models dependant may have the opportunity to shoot outside in the grounds of the studio using speedlites (please bring your own if you have them).

I will be on hand to provide tea, coffee and guidance if needed.

Book now to secure your place and enjoy a evenings shooting at Ians Studio

I am pleased to announce the model for the evening is Sophie (Purestorm ID189061) http://www.purestorm.com/profile.aspx?id=Miss_Winters

Cost £20 – To book your place on this event please email Rick directly at rick@ians-studio.co.uk

Coming Soon…..

I’ve updated the list of Workshops and full day events…

I’d like to draw attention to the fact that I’ve moved the Introduction to Wedding Photography workshop to SUNDAY 26th June – The cost of this workshop is £69 and I am now taking bookings.

Also listed are some full day events including a photo walk round Manchester, and a beach shoot at Crosby.

Multi-session courses…..

I’ve got two courses starting in September.  I’m going to be re-running my popular “Introduction to Digital Photography” course starting on Sunday afternoons.

And starting on Wednesday evening 31st August will be my long awaited “Intermediate Photography Course”.  This course will run fortnightly for seven sessions.  The course will take a thematic look at different types of photography such as travel, location portraiture, strobist techniques, studio work, product and macro photography, and sports photography.  There will be an optional eight session covering Glamour, Boudoir and Art Nude photography.  I’ve planned the general events program for the autumn term such that between each fortnightly session for this course there will be relevant events that attendees can come to to put into practice the skills we have been talking about.  I will be offering discounts to students on the intermediate course who wish to attend these events.