Fellow Photographers,

In this newsletter I want to highlight two events that Rick Bradbury is running at the studio this Friday and the following Friday.

In “From the Blog” there is a little bit more info about Rick for those who don’t know him.

And the photos of the day this time are all to do with snow.

For all of this an more… please read on….

Forthcoming Events

Friday, 8 February 2013 – An Evening With Ammi-Rose – Hosted By Rick Bradbury

An Evening With Ammi-Rose – 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.

The model for this event will be Ammi-Rose:

Please bring your lights, stand and modifiers if you have them and 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/

Friday, 15 February 2013 – Mystery Model Night

Mystery Model Night

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

Tonight’s Friday Night at the Studio event is a mystery…. Rick Bradbury is leading the event but the model is being kept a big secret.

One thing we can be certain of – there will be great shooting, and this will be a really good opportunity to pick up photography tips from Rick.  It’s not a formal training session, just a chance to shoot alongside Rick and learn from him as you watch him shoot and then have the chance to put it into practice yourself.

Hi Everyone.. Rick here.

I am in the process of booking the model for this event… it will remain a secret, you will be walking in blind.. this is to challenge you/make you think on your feet.  The studio and surrounding areas are our studio!  If the weather is good we can take things outside if not we can stay in doors.  You will have access to all the lights and kit the studio has to offer plus some of my own or yours if you want to bring it.

Lets get together and make some images happen.


Places limited to just 6 photographers.

Price: £20

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

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, 22 February 2013 – Any Umbrellas?

Any Umbrellas?

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

Tonight is glamour night.  Our model will work from fashion to nude levels.  The set-ups that we will shoot will all have one thing in common… an umbrella.

Ian’s Studio has a range of different umbrellas for use as props, white golfing umbrellas, multicoloured golf umbrella, small pink, standard red, transparent, Burberry print, broken and a traditional black umbrella.

We will look at way these can be used to create interesting backgrounds or as props to enhance a glamour shoot.

Details of the model will be announced shortly.

Price: £29

Please book via my website: http://www.ians-studio.co.uk/events/any-umbrellas/

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…

Rick who?

As you may be aware I’m handing over the next two “Friday Night at the Studio” events to Rick Bradbury to run.  Rick regularly runs events at the studio and I know a lot of folks who attend events at the studio will have met him.  But for those who haven’t I wanted to use this blog post to give a quick introduction.

Rick is one of the hosts of the “New to Photo” podcast.  His area of specialism is portrait photography particularly using strobist techniques and studio lighting.  Last year I interviewed Rick for my YouTube videos and you can see two videos with Rick on-line:


I can promise two great evenings at the studio with Rick – if you want to book for them please go to the following event pages:



Photo of the Day

POTD 21 Jan 2013 : Woodbank Park in the Snow (21/365)

Woodbank Park in the Snow

Still in catch-up mode. I am surprised I didn’t run into Stuart Smith when I was taking this image as his 365 image for 21st Jan appears to have been taken in the same place… http://www.flickr.com/photos/25796493@N00/8402755606/in/photostream/

#365photo #365group   #365photography #365photochallenge #POTD +G+ 365 Project

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POTD 18 Jan 2013 : Tardis in the Snow (18/365)

Tardis in the garden in the snow

Today’s photo of the day was inspired by a comment from a friend on Facebook. Rebecca said: “Looked out of the window and the snow was going up. Awaited TARDIS noise. A few second later look out the window and the snow is going down. Missed my chance again.”

I can’t change the snow direction in the photo. Not enough of it but at least it is a TARDIS in the snow.

#365photo #365group   #365photography #365photochallenge #POTD +G+ 365 Project

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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, 8 February 2013 – An Evening With Ammi-Rose – Hosted By Rick Bradbury
• Friday, 15 February 2013 – Mystery Model Night
• Wednesday, 20 February 2013 – Comprehensive Studio Photography Course
• Friday, 22 February 2013 – Any Umbrellas?
• Friday, 15 March 2013 – Comic Relief Fundraiser
• Wednesday, 20 March 2013 – Digital rain & wet-look glamour workshop
• Saturday, 13 April 2013 – Night Photography Workshop