Fellow photographers,

In my previous newsletter I mentioned that I would be release some on-line training videos.  I am pleased to announce that videos 000 through 003 are now available via my YouTube channel.

This week’s Friday Night at the Studio event (Friday 9 March) is on “Food Photography” and it is beginning to look quite popular.  So if you do want to come please let me know soon.  As it is a “table top” night I am a bit more flexible on numbers than normal but even so I still have an upper limit, so if you don’t want to miss out make sure you book!

I’ve got three full-day workshops coming up in the space of three weeks.  These are on Wedding Photography (Sunday 11 March), Art Nude (Friday 16 March) and Messy Art Nude (Saturday 24 March).

For details of these workshops and details of other events happening at the studio please read on…

“Ian’s Studio – The Movie”

I have now released videos 000 through 003.  I am making these free tutorial and training videos available through YouTube.  Please subscribe to the video feed on YouTube – this will help my chances of attracting sponsors so that I can afford to keep producing the videos.

Here’s are the links to videos which have so far been released.

Please take a look at them and let me know what you think (good or bad), also let me know of any topics you would like me to cover.

Coming soon…..

  • 004 Multiplicity Images
  • 005 Photography Critique: Yuri Vashchenko
  • 006 Using a light tent
  • 007 Talking pictures with Rick Bradbury
  • 008 Microphone tests
  • 009 Photography Critique: Shawn Truesdell
  • 010 Time lapse showcase

Please note the titles and order of release is still provisional at this stage and may change.

If you have a YouTube account you can subscribe to updates to my channel so that you are notified when new videos come along.

 Table-top night: Food for thought

Friday, 9 March 2012 , 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: Ian’s Studio

It’s table top night again.  This time the theme is food.  We will look at some of the photographic tricks used to make images of food look especially mouth watering.

We will look at different techniques including how to add steam to an image (believe me, once you know how it is done images of steaming food will NOT look quite so appealing ever again!); how to make some food look especially fresh.  We will also look at lightbox techniques and if possibly have the water tank available for anyone who wants to try a food drop image.


 Introduction to Wedding Photography Workshop

Sunday, 11 March 2012 , 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Ian’s Studio

At some point all photographers get asked to photograph a wedding – even if it is on an informal basis just as a favour for a friend.  This workshop will introduce you to what is involved.

While taking the photographs is relatively straightforward what scares most photographers is the fact that you have limited time and only have one chance at a wedding.  In this workshop we give special emphasis on the ‘stage management’ role that a wedding photographer has to assume.

We look at the planning side, and how to make sure things run smoothly from a photographic perspective.  We go through the day looking at different scenes that wedding photographers have to photograph.

We conclude the workshop with the chance to photograph bride and groom models.
(Please note: 4 or more attendees are required to be able to book both bride and groom models.  If there are 2 or 3 attendees on the workshop we will only have a bride model to shoot.  With only 1 attendee I can still run the workshop as a one-to-one training session but would not be able to offer the chance to shoot).

Cost £69 (Includes lunch and notes)

Art Nude Workshop

Friday, 16 March 2012 , 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Ian’s Studio

At this workshop I will demonstrate a number of art nude set-ups.  There will be printed notes detailing the lighting set-ups being used.

The day will be suitable for those who are a little unsure about where to start with art nude photography; but time will be built into the day to enable more experienced photographers to build on these set-ups.

I am pleased to announce that our model for this workshop will be Toni  aka “Misty Model” – You can see her Purestorm Profile here: http://www.purestorm.com/misty_model  (Usual warning – contains artistic nudity).

There will be opportunities to create high-key (white background) images, low-key (black background) images and bodyscape images.  A large selection of props will be available to enhance the images and to help inspire you with ideas.

You can see examples of the images taken at a previous running of this workshop (that time with model Willow Rose) here:  http://photos.imb.biz/models/shoot/willowrose/

Cost £82 per person (this includes lunch and printed notes).

Messy Art Nude Workshop

Saturday, 24 March 2012 , 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Ian’s Studio

At this full day workshop we will work with one or two art nude models to create a different style of art nude images using different messy substances such as chocolate & cream, foam, paints, and slime.

This workshop is expanded and extended beyond what was covered in the recent Friday night event.  This workshop will cover additional set-ups and full documentation on the techniques and lighting will be given to all attendees.

You can find example images of the style we will be creating at this event/workshop on my gallery:
(As you might expect the gallery contains artistic nudity)

The model for this event will be Kiki Devine.  Kiki is an experience art nude model, dancer and contortionist, so we can expect to photographer some great body shapes.  Kiki’s purestorm profile is: http://www.purestorm.com/kayleighpage and her ModelMayhem page is: http://www.modelmayhem.com/1956586

Please note: While care will be taken to try to ensure that those attending the event do not get messy, you should be aware that we are working with messy substances such as paint and food substance which may stain.  Wearing old clothes is advised.

Price: £75 (Price includes printed notes and lunch)

The Friday night version of this event was very popular and was actually over-subscribed.  So early booking is advised for this event if you wish to guarantee a place.

The Full Programme

For full details of all our fourthcomming events please use the links below..