Fellow Photographers,

In this week’s newsletter – I am  announcing the next two weeks Friday night events (I’m am currently working on the rest of the calendar and will be announcing that shortly).  This Friday we have Kamera coming to the studio for a Fashion shoot.  The following Friday (1st Feb) is a special – Beki (disturbed alt) will be doing a pregnancy themed event at the studio.  Beki will be 8 months pregnant at the time of the shoot so this is a fantastic opportunity to add some great bump image to your folio.

My blog post this week is about the half marathon I am running at Silverstone in March to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.  My thanks to those who have already donated to this worthy cause – if you feel you can sponsor me then please follow the links in the blog post to visit the just giving site.  Thanks.

The Photo of the Day selections include one image of the set of the play I am directing, Rope which is on stage at Stockport Garrick all this week.

For more information about all of these and other events please read on….


Forthcoming Events

Friday, 25 January 2013 – Fashion with Kamera

Fashion with Kamera

Location: Ian’s Studio
Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Price: £22

This Friday night we are shooting studio fashion with model Kamera.  We will look at a range of different portrait and fashion lighting set-ups.  Including both low-key and high-key set-ups.

Kamera is an experienced model who describes herself as “petite ethnic model” – She has a great look and images of her will really add to your portfolio.

You can find Kamera’s profile on Purpleport:
http://purpleport.com/portfolio/Kamara27x/?referrer=iansstudio

and also on Purestorm:
http://www.purestorm.com/profile.aspx?id=kamara27x

Price: £22

Photograph of Kamera on eFlyer by John Farrar – used with permission.

Please book via my website: http://www.ians-studio.co.uk/events/fashion-with-kamera/


Friday, 1 February 2013 – Pregnancy Night

Pregnancy Night

Location: Ian’s Studio
Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Price: £29

Create classic and contemporary pregnancy images with model Beki (disturbed alt).  Beki will be working to art nude levels which will enable us to create some tasteful images using back/rim lighting.

At the time of the shoot Beki will be 8 months pregnant.  I am expecting this event to be very popular so please book early if you wish to attend.

You can see Beki’s profile on Purpleport here:
http://purpleport.com/portfolio/disturbedalt/?referrer=iansstudio

and on Purestorm here:
http://www.purestorm.com/profile.aspx?id=disturbed_alt

Price: £29

Please book via my website: http://www.ians-studio.co.uk/events/pregnancy-night-2/


Friday, 8 February 2013 – An Evening With…. – Hosted By Rick Bradbury

An Evening With.... – Hosted By Rick Bradbury

Location: Ian’s Studio
Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Price: £20

Hi Everyone, I will be running this event in Ian’s absence

At this Friday night event at Ian’s Studio we will be spending the night shooting the Model

No set theme, all the studio equipment or your own can be use, In studio or Outside, Plenty of outfit changes and a lot of shooting.  You can come up with a setup if you like and work to create something different.

I will be keeping this to max 6 people, no time limits just allot of shooting.  If you would like to set up your own light setup then please do so in-between sets to keep the evening moving along.

Please note: The original model advertised for this event has cancelled the replacement model will be announced shortly.

Please bring your lights, stand and modifiers if you want to run them.

Start Time 7pm – End Time 10pm

Price : £20

Please book via my website: http://www.ians-studio.co.uk/events/an-evening-hosted-by-rick-bradbury/


Wednesday, 20 February 2013 – Comprehensive Studio Photography Course

Comprehensive Studio Photography Course

Location: Ian’s Studio
Time: 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Price: ££299 or £225

Starting on Wednesday 20th February….. our new studio based training course: The Comprehensive Studio Photography Course.

This six or nine session course will cover all aspects of studio based people photography.  Each week we will work with different models to create great images, and learn studio techniques.

  • Session 1 : Understanding the light – In this first session we will create dramatic head-shots using a single light source and a large range of different light modifiers.  By the end of this session you will understand how to set up a studio light, and what effect each modifier has on the final image we are creating.
  • Session 2 : Multiple lights – In this session we create interesting portraits by adding in additional light sources.  We look at ratios and metering multiple light sources   By the end of the session you will be able to set up multiple lights, and under why and when you need to add an extra light.
  • Session 3 : Posing & Fashion – In this session we concentrate on how to pose your subjects.  We will also look at how to use grey backgrounds and introduce the use of gels to colour light.
  • Session 4 : Photographing men & couples – In this session we work with male and female models.  We consider some of the techniques for photographing men and how to pose and light couples.
  • Session 5 : Boudoir & Lingerie – using low-key lighting and specially created studio sets we look at different ways to create boudoir images.
  • Session 6 : Latex, tatoos and alternative models – in this session you will be encouraged to design and set-up your own lighting to best show off our alternative model.

For the following three sessions the models will be working to nude levels and are therefore optional.

  • Session 7 : Glamour – In this session we look at glamour photography.  The emphasis will be on hi key lighting set-ups either seamless white or using coloured background papers.
  • Session 8 : Art Nude – For this session the emphasis switches to low-key lighting as we consider the creation of art nude images.
  • Session 9 : Working with water and other messy substances – for the final session we we look at some of the challenges of working with water and other messy substances such as paint/slime in the studio.

All course participants will receive full printed full printed notes to accompany the course.  The notes will cover topics such as posing guidelines, advice on working with models, and sample lighting set-ups.

Additionally each attendee will receive a voucher for 3hrs fee studio hire (worth £50) – to be taken within 6 months of the end of the course.  This is your chance to put in to practice all the skill you have learned on the course.

Cost:  £220 (First six sessions only) or £299 (All nine sessions)
If you want help spreading the cost and wish to pay by installments please contact me for details

To be able to run the course I need a minimum of three people to book with at least two of those people doing the three optional sessions.

Please book via my website: http://www.ians-studio.co.uk/events/comprehensive-studio-photography-course/


Friday, 15 March 2013 – Comic Relief Fundraiser

Comic Relief Fundraiser

Location: Ian’s Studio
Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Price: £

Join us for our bi-annual Comic Relief Fundraiser event.  We will have multiple models, shooting different styles.  Two years ago this event was loads of fun and promises to be so again.

No set fee for the event but we will be collecting donations on the night for Comic Relief – we are suggesting at least £25 – £30 per photographer.  But we would love it you felt you could give more!!

Details of the models coming to the event will be published soon.

Hopefully the evening will end, like last time, with our models taking part in a multi model shaving foam pie fight.

Price: £ Please give generously!

Please book via my website: http://www.ians-studio.co.uk/events/comic-relief-fundraiser/


From the Blog…

Running for Charity

Running shoes

I will be running the Silverstone Half Marathon in March. I will be running to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society and I have pledged to raise £250 for them. If would like to sponsor me please visit my “just giving” page: https://www.justgiving.com/ianbutty

Please give generously – the Alzheimer’s Society is a very worthy cause and does a lot of great work helping those affected by dementia.

You may already know that I have also signed up for the Manchester Marathon at the end of April and I will be taking that opportunity to fund raise for a different charity. I will announce details of that charity as soon as I know I have reached to required £250 for the Alzheimer’s Society via the Silverstone Half Marathon.


Photo of the Day

POTD 15 Jan 2013 : It’s far from all over! (15/365)

Watching the video of the very first regeneration in Doctor Who
Feet up watching my favourite Doctor regenerate. To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who I am trying to watch all Doctor Who episodes in the space of one year (23rd Nov 2012 – 23 Nov 2013). I’ve just reached the end of the the first Doctor and watched him regenerate in to Patrick Troughton over breakfast!

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POTD 14 January 2013 : Cough medicine (14/365)

Buttercup Syrup cough medicine
I am getting fed-up of seeing this bottle at the moment!

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POTD 13 January 2013 : Set details for Rope (13/365)

A detail shot of part of the set for Stockport Garrick’s production of Rope.

More information about Rope and to book your tickets! : www.stockportgarrick.co.uk/index.php?page=whats-on#9B58E7...

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The Full Programme

For full details of all our fourthcomming events please use the links below or click on the event eFlyer.

• Friday, 25 January 2013 – Fashion with Kamera
• Friday, 1 February 2013 – Pregnancy Night
• Friday, 8 February 2013 – An Evening With…. – Hosted By Rick Bradbury
• Wednesday, 20 February 2013 – Comprehensive Studio Photography Course
• Friday, 15 March 2013 – Comic Relief Fundraiser
• Saturday, 13 April 2013 – Night Photography Workshop

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