Fellow photographers,

Those who follow me (or “Ian’s Studio”) on Facebook or on twitter, you will be aware that the studio has been without gas for the last four weeks.  This has made planing very difficult, test shoots have been cancelled to allow engineers access, one scheduled event has been cancelled because I have no confidence that I would have the hot water necessary to run it; another has been post-postponed.

Here’s the full list of what has been changed:

We also have some new events on the calendar….

And in addition to all of that we have two great events this coming weekend:
For more information on all these events, plus the full calendar, AND information on a big photography event in Manchester…. please read on….

Table Top Night: High speed photography

Friday, 27 April 2012 , 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM 
Location: Ian’s Studio 
This week we will be looking at high speed photography.  Using a blackout, long exposures and sound or optical triggers we aim to capture splashes, bursting balloons, etc.

For those wanting to have a go at dropping objects into a tank you might like to know I now have a bigger tank available at the studio!

For those who came to the food photography evening we ARE going to restage the strawberry and cream shot – but this time with a bit of help from an optical trigger!

Price £15

Introduction to Studio Photography Workshop

Saturday, 28 April 2012 , 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Ian’s Studio
In this workshop we look at a number of simple studio lighting techniques starting with zero lights (using only window light) up to using four lights.  We also look at some basic techniques for posing subjects and for working with models.


We will look at how different light modifiers such as umbrellas, softboxes, snoots, grids and gels can be used.  There will be time during the day for you to practise these techniques with the help of a professional model.  We will cover basic posing techniques which are suitable for photographing friends, family, customers or even models.   We will also look at the biggest cheat of all for posing people in the studio – the use of props.

Printed notes to document the techniques we will look at during the day will be provided and a buffet lunch is included in the price of the event.  Numbers will be limited to 6 photographers.

Our model will be Rachael F (http://www.purestorm.com/Rachael_F).

You can see some images taken at previous versions of this workshop in this gallery… 
26 Nov 2011 – http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/vikiworkshop
27 Nov 2010 – http://photos.imb.biz/models/danniworkshop (at Pumkin Studio)
15 May 2010 – http://photos.imb.biz/models/faithstudio (at Calumet)

The cost for the event is £69.00. (includes lunch and printed notes)
(A deposit of £25 is required to secure a place)

I am expecting this event to be popular and potentially a sell-out.  I’ve already had a number of confirmed bookings and I’ve not really started promoting this event yet.    If you do want to come please make sure you pay your deposit soon otherwise there is a risk that the event will be sold out.  You can pay your deposit (or the full amount) on-line via this page.

Glamour Costumes

Friday, 4 May 2012 , 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: Ian’s Studio
Something a little different for the glamour photographers out there.  A chance to shoot some costume orientated glamour images.

Our model for the evening will be BexH (See: http://www.purestorm.com/Bex_H).  Bex will be bringing a large range of fun outfits to the shoot, including: super-girl, French maid, sexy nurse, and a policewoman outfit.

We will be concentrating on creating cheeky glamour images and pin-up poses.  Think carry-on, think seaside postcard!

Bex will be working to topless levels.

If I get sufficient photographers booking for this event I will book a second glamour model and set-up a second shooting are in the empty offices above the studio.

Price: £25

Double Trouble: A bank holiday shoot

Monday, 7 May 2012 , 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Ian’s Studio
Following the success of East Monday’s Glamour/Art Nude day, I will be running another two model day.

Details of the models and the levels that they will be working to will be announced shortly. If I can get enough photographers booking for this event I will book two models to be at the studio all day (A second shooting area will be available in the empty offices upstairs).  If I can’t get enough for that then we will have one model in the morning and a different model in the afternoon.

I need a minimum of three photographers for the event to run at all.  A minimum of seven to have two models available for the whole day.

Price: £69 (Does NOT include lunch)

Please can people pay a £20 deposit to secure their place.  You can pay your deposit on-line here:  http://www.ians-studio.co.uk/pay/

Photovision Roadshow Tuesday 15 May – Old Trafford Football Ground

With lots of photography exhibitors and free seminars thoughout the day this event at Old Trafford is worth registering for.

You can register for your FREE tickets here: http://www.forwardevents.co.uk/roadshows/manchester/exhibitors-list.html

If you are going and want to meet up over a drink on the day please let me know.

The Full Programme

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