Fellow Photographers,

This is pretty much a “stop press” type of newsletter.  I am currently putting together the events for the next few months at the studio but I really wanted to make you aware of what is happening in the next couple of weeks.

The next two Friday nights are an experiment where there is no fixed fee, you just pay what you think the evening was worth.  I’ve got two great models booked.  StaceyM and KarenR.  I hope this is something that you will find interesting.  There’s more information about the “pay what you think it is worth” idea in the blog section of the newsletter.

Also this month we have another Small Group Session – this time with Rhianna Grey, there is only one place left for that so if you want it please book soon.

The final Friday Night of the month is something altogether different we have rock band Hardtail coming to the studio so we can do a night of band photography.

I’m adding more events, workshops and Courses (Introduction to DSLR Photography and the Intermediate Photography Courses)  to the calendar in the next couple of days so please keep an eye on the website or on the studio facebook page for details as they appear.

As ever for more details, please read on….


Forthcoming Events

Friday, 4 April 2014 – An Evening with StaceyM

An Evening with StaceyM

Location: Ian’s Studio
Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Price: £Pay what you think it is worth

This week’s Friday Night Event is a bit of an experiment.  Instead of me setting a price from the event, at the end of the evening you can pay whatever you think the evening was worth.  Whatever money is collected will then be split between our model StacyM and me as the organiser/studio

Our model for the evening will be StaceyM, you can find her profile on purpleport :
http://purpleport.com/portfolio/staceym/?referrer=ianbutty

Stacey is happy to work up to art nude or glamour nude – but if you do shoot her at these levels please remember to reflect that in whatever you pay at the end of the evening.

I have a number of ideas for set-ups that we can shoot with Stacey, however we will give preference to any ideas and themes that those who are booking wish to suggest.  If it involves complex lighting set-ups, unusual props or costumes please let me know before Friday.  Standard fashion, lingerie, glamour or art nude we cope with those sorts of ideas on the night.

Price: Pay what you think it was worth
(Please bring cash on the night)

NOTE:
Please book your place as normal through the website.  Please ONLY book if you are definitely coming.  Photographers who book and don’t show-up will be billed for the average amount paid by those photographers who do turn-up;.

Please book via my website: http://www.ians-studio.co.uk/events/an-evening-with-staceym/


Friday, 11 April 2014 – An Evening with KarenR

An Evening with KarenR

Location: Ian’s Studio
Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Price: £Pay what you think it is worth

This week’s Friday Night Event is a bit of an experiment.  Instead of me setting a price from the event, at the end of the evening you can pay whatever you think the evening was worth.  Whatever money is collected will then be split between our model StacyM and me as the organiser/studio

Our model for the evening will be KarenR, you can find her profile on purpleport :
http://purpleport.com/portfolio/karenr/?referrer=ianbutty

Karen is happy to work at any of her advertised levels – please remember to reflect the levels you shoot in whatever you pay at the end of the evening.

I have a number of ideas for set-ups that we can shoot with Karen, however we will give preference to any ideas and themes that those who are booking wish to suggest.  If it involves complex lighting set-ups, unusual props or costumes please let me know before the event.  Standard fashion, lingerie, glamour or art nude we cope with those sorts of ideas on the night.

Price: Pay what you think it was worth
(Please bring cash on the night)

NOTE:
Please book your place as normal through the website.  Please ONLY book if you are definitely coming.  Photographers who book and don’t show-up will be billed for the average amount paid by those photographers who do turn-up;.

Please book via my website: http://www.ians-studio.co.uk/events/an-evening-with-karenr/


Wednesday, 16 April 2014 – Small Group Session: Rhianna Grey

Small Group Session: Rhianna Grey

Location: Ian’s Studio
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Price: £

This “Small Group Session” will be limited to just THREE photographers.  Our model for this session will be Rhianna Grey.  Small group sessions are a cross between a normal group shoot, bespoke training and a studio hire.

The session is limited to maximum of three photographers.  I will guide the shoot and offer advice on lighting and working with the model at the event.  I will also document the lighting set-ups used during the shoot and send lighting diagrams and notes to the participants after the event so that you can recreate the lighting used at the shoot.

For this session the model will be Rhianna Grey : http://purpleport.com/portfolio/rhiannagrey/?referrer=ianbutty

The levels for this shoot will be mainly art nude with some lingerie and glamour.

Price is £100 per photographer

Notes:
1. Due to the maximum number of photographers for this event being three – we have a strict cancellation policy. If you cancel within 5 days of the event, the full fee for you place is payable..  However if your place is resold to anther photographer after you cancel your fee can either be refunded or transferred to another shoot.

2. If only two photographers book for a small group session you will be given the option to either share the cost of the third place between you (you will of course get 50% more time shooting with only two photographers) if either photographer decides they don’t wish to share the cost of the third place the shoot will be cancelled and all fees refunded.

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


Friday, 25 April 2014 – Hard Rock Photography Night

Hard Rock Photography Night

Location: Ian’s Studio
Time: 7:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Price: £25

For one night only…. we have rock band Hardtail visiting the studio.  This will be an opportunity to have a go at creating images of both individuals from the band and of the band as a whole.

You can find out more information about Hardtail on their website: http://www.hardtailuk.com/

We will look at lighting techniques to create some mean and moody images.  We will also look at techniques for simulating stage lighting effects in our photographs.

Hardtail have agreed to come to this session on an expenses only basis so we need to provide them with some images from the evening that they can use on their website and in their publicity.  I will let let them have copies of everything I shoot and I know one of the other photographers who is coming will be doing the same.  I would ask everyone who comes to the event to ‘donate’ at least one or two images from the evening to the band.

Price: £25

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


From the Blog…

BLOG: Pay what you think it is worth

For the next two Friday Night at the Studio events I’m going to try a little experiment.  Rather than having a fixed fee for the evening the events will run on a “Pay what you think it is worth” basis.

This week (4th April) we have StaceyM coming to the studio and the following Friday (11th April) we have KarenR returning to the studio.

I have booked models who are both vary capable of all different types of genres and who work at all levels from clothed to nude.  So whatever type of model photography you enjoy there will be a chance to shoot that style.

Both models are taking a risk with these events (as am I) as they have no idea what they will earn from the evening.  Whatever is collected on the night will be split between the model and myself as the organiser/studio.

If you want to come to either event please book in the normal way through the studio website.  However please bring cash with you on the night.

The only think I would ask is please ONLY book if you are definitely coming.  Out of fairness to everyone Photographers who book and don’t show-up will be billed for the average amount paid by those photographers who do turn-up.

I hope you will find this little experiment both interesting and worth while.  And I look forward to seeing some of you at the events.


Photos of the Day

POTD Wed, 26 Mar 2014: If Carlsberg did camera covers…


A camera with a bar towel over it

On my training courses I have often spoken about a technique for protecting your camera in the rain. It involves putting a small face cloth over the camera to protect it from any light rain. I have said that I believed a traditional bar towel would be better as it is just the right width to cover the camera an hang down enough to protect the sides.

Until recently I didn’t have a bar towel. A friend who did one of my courses remembered this and has just given me one to keep in my camera bag. Look who it is made by. So… if Carlsberg did make camera covers…..! (You know the rest of the quote).

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: FG0326A-G05334


POTD Tue, 25 Mar 2014: Tesco Zoom Blur


Didsbury Tesco car park at night

Sometimes I struggle trying to do a photo every day. I struggled with this one. I was out doing some late night shopping at Tesco and decided to take my camera because I hadn’t taken anything for my POTD. I tried a couple of different night shots but it was way past the magic time for night shots and I wasn’t too happy with the results. In the end I went for an abstract image. A zoom blur of the light. It’s OK but not really what I was looking for as my POTD.

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: FG0325A-G05329


The Full Programme

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

• Friday, 4 April 2014 – An Evening with StaceyM
• Friday, 11 April 2014 – An Evening with KarenR
• Wednesday, 16 April 2014 – Small Group Session: Rhianna Grey
• Friday, 25 April 2014 – Hard Rock Photography Night

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