Fellow Photographers,

It has been a long while since I sent out my last Newsletter, I’ve had a break from running my Friday Night events, but now I’m back.  I’m starting to put together a programme of events for the next few months.  Some new Friday Night at the Studio events are back on the calendar, and shortly dates for workshops and courses will be appearing there too.

I still have space for a couple more photographers at tonight’s tattoo night with “Red Devil” if you want to come please book via the web site or call me on 07777 678 770.

Also in this newsletter is news about what will be happening at the end of March when my lease on the studio comes to an end.  So for all of this… please read on…


Forthcoming Events

Friday, 8 November 2013 – Tattoo Night

Tattoo Night

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

For tonight’s event we will be working with an established heavily tattooed model to create images where the tattoos are a major feature.

I am pleased to announce that the model for this event will be:  Red Devil, Red has some amazing tattoos – http://www.purestorm.com/view-image.aspx?i=1391222&u=Red_Devil  [NSFW]

We will work with a variety of lighting set-ups and our model will be working at a mixture of levels including alternative/fetish clothing and nude.

Price: £29

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


Friday, 15 November 2013 – Studio in Miniature

Studio in Miniature

Location: Ian’s Studio
Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Price: £15

Tonight’s Friday Night at the Studio event will be another of our popular tabletop nights.  In this session we will concentrate on using standard studio lighting techniques while shooting miniature figurines.

Using a mixture of speedlights and studio lights we will apply the same techniques that we might normally use to light people in the studio to figurines.  We also look at the use of reflectors, flags and gels.  Using these techniques on a table top studio is a great way to improve how you light in a full size studio.

I will have a range of figures available for you to shoot including super-heroes, figures from Doctor Who, model animals and also a range of period soldiers that was recently donated to the studio.

Price: £15

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


Friday, 22 November 2013 – Jess vs the Mess

Jess vs the Mess

Location: Ian’s Studio
Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Price: £35

Tonight’s Friday Night at the Studio event will see model SoftGentle (aka Jess) modeling for two messy set-ups

The first of these set-ups will be a spaghetti restaurant set up the second will be black slime set-up.  This is a great opportunity to create some very different images for your portfolio.

You can see the type of images we will be creating at this event in this album:  http://photos.imb.biz/genre/spagnslime  (Note: Contains Nudity)

Our model for this shoot will be Jess (aka SoftGentle) you can find her profile on Purpleport: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/softgentle/?referrer=iansstudio.  Jess will be working to full nude for this shoot.

Due to the expense involved in setting up a shoot of this type a minimum number of 3 photographers is required.

Price: £35

Please book via my website: http://www.ians-studio.co.uk/events/jess-vs-the-mess/


Friday, 29 November 2013 – Material Girl

Material Girl

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

For tonight’s Friday Night at the Studio event we will look at how to enhance art nude images by using different types of material.

At this event we will use both translucent and opaque materials to reveal and conceal.  We will us flowing material and material strips to add visual interest to our images.

Although there will be plenty of material at the studio that you can use, if you want to bring your own selection you are welcome to do so.

I will be booking an established art nude model for this event.  Details of the model will be published shortly.

Price: £29

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


From the Blog…

I’m not going anywhere…

Some of you may be aware that my lease on the studio is due to end at the end of March.  I have mentioned to a few of you that I didn’t know what would happen to the studio after that time.

I have spoken with my Landlord about what will happen when the lease comes to an end and we come to an agreement which means I can stay on at the premises without being tied to a long contract.  My aim is to continue to grow the business over the next couple of years so that I can expand the facilities.

I was keen to share this news with you at this time as many of you will be aware that two popular NW studios have announced their closure this month and wanted to make sure that knew that “Ian’s Studio” is not only still open for business but will continue to provide training, events and studio hire to local photographers for the foreseeable future.


Photo of the Day

POTD 1 Nov 2013 – Straw Dalek


Straw Dalek

A little Doctor Who humour at Snugburys Ice Cream – #doctorwho, #savetheday.

PLEASE NOTE: This is not a source of free photographs.
This photograph is (c) Ian M Butterfield. All rights are reserved. No use Is permitted (including non-commercial use) without prior permission. If you wish to use any of my photographs please ask first.

Image Reference: FF1101A-G01389


The Full Programme

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

• Friday, 8 November 2013 – Tattoo Night
• Friday, 15 November 2013 – Studio in Miniature
• Friday, 22 November 2013 – Jess vs the Mess
• Monday, 25 November 2013 – South Manchester Camera Club Talk
• Friday, 29 November 2013 – Material Girl

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