Fellow Photographers,

Just a quick update in this weeks newsletter.  There is no event at the studio this Friday evening as I am on stage in “A Bedfull of Foreigners” (See blog post below about that).  However we do have an event on Bank Holiday Monday which is a studio day with Rhianna Grey – where you can book hourly slots for one-to-one shooting with her.  Rhianna is also returning next month as well for a our Wet and Messy day.  Information about both events is covered in “Forthcoming Events” and in a different blog post.

I’ve also included a blog post about the Intermediate Photography Course which starts next week.  We have moved the course from Tuesday to Wednesday evenings.

Finally there are currently 16 different studio events listed on the website.  Hopefully something there for everyone.  Links to all the events are as ever at the end of this newsletter.

For more information on all of these items…. please read on…


Forthcoming Events

Monday, 26 May 2014 – Rhianna Grey: Studio Day

Rhianna Grey: Studio Day

Location: Ian’s Studio
Time: 10:00 AM – 6:45 PM
Price: £55 per hour

Rhianna Grey returns to the studio for a studio day.  Book model and studio for an all inclusive price of £55 per hour.

Rhianna will work at any level up to art nude.

You can find Rhianna’s profile on purpleport here: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/rhiannagrey/?referrer=ianbutty  (NSFW)

As ever with any event or studio hire I will be on hand to provide as much (or as little) help and support with lighting and settings as you wish.  And if you don’t wish or need any help I will sit quietly in office out of your way.

There is a 15 minute break between hourly sessions.  Book two consecutive hours and get the 15 minutes between for free.

The following sessions are available:

Session 1:  10:00-11:00
Session 2:  11:15-12:15
Session 3:  12:30-13:30
LUNCH 30mins
Session 4:  14:00-15:00
Session 5:  15:15-16:15
Session 6:  16:30-17:30
Session 7:  17:45-18:45

Please book the hourly slot(s) you wish using the booking form below.  If you have any problems making your booking please contact me.

Price: £55 per hour.

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


Wednesday, 28 May 2014 – Intermediate Photography Course (8 Sessions)

Intermediate Photography Course (8 Sessions)

Location: Ian’s Studio
Time: 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Price: £165 (8 sessions) £155 (7 sessions)

Weekly on WEDNESDAY Evenings 7.30pm to 10pm (approximately) from Wednesday 28th May 2014.  (Please note there is a TWO week mid-course break following session 4).

The course will consist of eight sessions (session 5 on glamour, boudoir, & art nude is optional).  Each session will be two and half hours in length.

Please note this is classroom based training with practical homework assignments to back-up what we have covered in each session.  Discounts will be available to course attendees to attend other events at the studio.

Each session will look at one or two related genres of photography.  We will cover techniques and equipment, and I will be providing practical advice and where appropriate I’ll share experiences from a professional perspective.

  • 28 May – Session 1 :  Travel and Architecture
  • 04 June – Session 2 : Available light portraiture and Weddings
  • 11 June – Session 3 : Off Camera flash and strobist techniques
  • 18 June – Session 4 : Studio portraiture
  • 09 July – Session 5 : Glamour, boudoir and art nude photography
  • 16 July – Session 6 : Events, theatre and performance photography
  • 23 July – Session 7 : Macro, product and commercial photography
  • 30 July – Session 8 : Sports and wildlife photography

Each session will leave you with some homework to reinforce the skills and techniques we have talked about.

Price:
8 Sessions: £165.
or 7 Sessions (omitting session 5) : £155

The course is aimed at photographers who have a reasonable level of photographic knowledge.  I have designed the course to be particularly suitable for those who have already completed my “Introduction to Digital Photography” course.  If you have not completed that course, you should have an understanding of photographic techniques such as exposure, aperture, controlling depth of field, etc.  Experience of using flash guns is useful but not essential.  As with any course the time spent on any given subject will be tailored to reflect the current knowledge and experience of those attending.

Printed course materials will be provided to all attendees.  Throughout the course there will be opportunities should you wish to have your photographs assessed to help you improve.

Places on the course will be limited.  

Please note: The course is designed for users of DSLR cameras.  If you have a “compact” camera or a “bridge” camera please contact me to discuss its suitability for this course.

Please book via my website: http://www.ians-studio.co.uk/events/ipc2014/


Friday, 30 May 2014 – Cosplay Night

Cosplay Night

Location: Ian’s Studio
Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Price: £27

For this Friday Night at the Studio event we turn our attention to the world of Cosplay.

cosplay (noun) the practice of dressing up as a character from a film, book, or video game, especially one from the Japanese genres of manga or anime.

For this event we will be working with an established cosplayer / model and shooting images which will be easy to manipulate to create interesting costumed compositions.

I am absolutely thrilled to be able to announce that the model for this event will be Leanne a.k.a. Mistyy Cosplay – you can find on purpleport here:http://purpleport.com/portfolio/mistyycosplay/?referrer=ianbutty and on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/MistyyCosplay

Make sure you take a look at her cosplay album on purpleport: http://purpleport.com/portfolio-image-album.asp?id=5929&referrer=ianbutty
Price: £27

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


Saturday, 31 May 2014 – Learn to Use Your flash Workshop

Learn to Use Your flash Workshop

Location: Ian’s Studio
Time: 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Price: £69

This is a full day workshop…. EXCEPT… it takes place over an afternoon and an evening.  Throughout this workshop you will learn how and when to use your flash on camera and how to get your flash off camera.

Course Overview:
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On Camera Flash
– TTL metering
– Flash exposure compensation
– Techniques for using diffusers
– Flash bouncing – including using reflector and simple ‘fun’ card reflectors
– High Speed Sync
– Second Curtain Sync
– Using a TTL cable

Off-Camera Flash
– Triggering the flash
– Flash modifiers
– Other strobist gear
– Using your flash in manual mode
– Lighting set-ups for one, and two flash shooting
– Over powering the sun techniques

Printed notes will be supplied  The training is NOT be classroom style. It is practical training centred round shooting a model.  Some of the course will involve shooting outside.

Details of the model or this event will be published shortly.

A sandwich/buffet tea will be provided.

Price: £69

A deposit of £25 is required to secure your place on this workshop.

Please book via my website: http://www.ians-studio.co.uk/events/learn-to-use-your-flash-workshop-2/


Friday, 6 June 2014 – Darker Side of Glamour

Darker Side of Glamour

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

For tonight’s Friday Night at the Studio event we will look at creating low-key glamour images with a sensual/erotic twist to it.

Our model for this event will be Je55 (http://purpleport.com/portfolio/je55/?referrer=ianbutty).  For most (but not all) of the lighting set-ups for this event will be low-key and designed to work as black and white with plenty of shadow.

Please note that our model Je55 will be working to full nude levels and we will be creating images that are definitely “not safe for work”.

Price: £35

Please book via my website: http://www.ians-studio.co.uk/events/darker-side-of-glamour/


Friday, 13 June 2014 – Horror & Slasher Night

Horror & Slasher Night

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

It’s Friday the thirteenth!  The studio will run with blood as we create images inspired by horror and slasher films and television.

Our blood covered model for this event will be Maud (http://purpleport.com/portfolio/maude/?referrer=ianbutty).  Maud was recently at the studio for our bedroom glamour night and was an instant hit with the photographers and I think without exception we were all keen to shoot with her again.

In addition to Maud at this event the studio’s resident axe-man will be on hand to create lots of (fake) blood and gore and to add an element of true horror if required.

We are hoping to create images inspired by the following films and TV:

  • Friday the thirteenth
  • The shining
  • Carrie (the famous blood soaked prom scene)
  • True Blood (the character Lilith)

Maud will be working to nude levels at this event.

Price: £29

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


Saturday, 14 June 2014 – Wet and Messy Day

Wet and Messy Day

Location: Ian’s Studio
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Price: £89

Another of our wet and messy days at the studio.  At these days you have the chance to create photographs or video with a messy theme to them.

Typically at these days there will chances to shoot at least four different messy set-ups and scenarios.  At past events these have included art nude with multicoloured slime, messy diner, messy decorator, game show with forfeits.

The set-ups will be tailored to suit the type of “Wet and Messy” styles the attendees wish to wish to shoot.  It is expected that a significant number of the set-ups will appeal to photographers who enjoy shooting “splosh” / WAM fetish images.

I am very pleased to announce that the model for this event will be Rhianna Gray See: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/rhiannagrey/?referrer=ianbutty  (NSFW).  Rhianna has modelled for a recent “Small Group Session” at the studio and proved to be a fantastic art nude model with a great sense of humour.  When talking to her about this event she is looking forward to getting very, very messy!

You can see images from her previous (non-messy) visit to the studio here: http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/sgs-rhiannag

Rhianna will be getting messy both clothed and nude.

Please not we are working with messy substances at this shoot and it is advisable that photographers wear old clothes, just in case!

Price: £89

Please book via my website: http://www.ians-studio.co.uk/events/wet-and-messy-day-2/



From the Blog…

BLOG: All About Rhianna

Those who follow the events I have at the studio will know that I try my best to give a lot of variety both in terms of type of shoot and the models I book for events at the studio.  You will thus probably realise that if I re-book a model for an event very quickly after he or she has been at the studio it is because that model is something very special.

Last month I had the pleasure of working with Rhianna Grey at a small group shoot at the studio.  Within days of that event I arranged to different events at the studio with Rhianna.

The first of those events is on Monday 26th May when we will be running a model day at the studio.  For this day you can book studio and model for a combined price of £55 per hour.  Book multiple hours and get the 15min break between sessions as a bonus.  These sessions are one-to-one shoots.

Rhianna will be working to art nude levels on 26th.  Rhianna is a natural art nude model able to create a wide range of poses, it is almost impossible to get a bad image while working with her.  I will be on hand to help with lighting and studio equipment should you need it.

You can book your slot here:  http://www.ians-studio.co.uk/events/rhianna-grey-studio-day/

The second event is something totally different.  Rhianna will be the model for our Wet and Messy day.

What makes a good model for this kind of event?  Well multiple things: someone with a sense of fun, someone who embraces the idea of getting messy, and a model who can pose.  Rhianna ticks all these boxes.  You only need to look at the images on her model portfolio and those I created at the small group session to know that Rhianna can pose.  When I suggested to Rhianna about doing a messy shoot at the studio I gave her two different options – one centered around creating art nude images with messy elements to them, the other being extremely messy and where photographers can create images in a Splosh/Wet & Messy fetish style.  Her reply came back very quickly and simply said: “the fetish one”.  I think from that you can see that she has both a sense of fun and is looking forward to getting extremely messy.

Messy days like this are intended to be lot of fun – it is the fun element to it that makes the images work.  For more information of what to expect and to book your place please click here:  http://www.ians-studio.co.uk/events/wet-and-messy-day-2/

You can find Rhianna’s Purpleport profile here: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/rhiannagrey/?referrer=ianbutty  (NSFW).  and the images from the small group shoot at Ian’s studio here:  http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/sgs-rhiannag (Contains nudity).


BLOG: Intermediate Course – UPDATE!

FG0527Z-Z00002Due to the availability of some of the students for this course, I have moved the course to run on WEDNESDAY evenings instead of Tuesdays.

This has the added advantage in that I have been able to reduce the mid-course ‘gap’ down to two weeks from three.

The revised dates/time-table for the course will be:

  • 28 May – Session 1 :  Travel and Architecture
  • 04 June – Session 2 : Available light portraiture and Weddings
  • 11 June – Session 3 : Off Camera flash and strobist techniques
  • 18 June – Session 4 : Studio portraiture
  • 09 July – Session 5 : Glamour, boudoir and art nude photography
  • 16 July – Session 6 : Events, theatre and performance photography
  • 23 July – Session 7 : Macro, product and commercial photography
  • 30 July – Session 8 : Sports and wildlife photography

Each session will leave you with some homework to reinforce the skills and techniques we have talked about.

Price:
8 Sessions: £165.
or 7 Sessions (omitting session 5) : £155

You can book your place on the course here:  http://www.ians-studio.co.uk/events/ipc2014/


BLOG: A Bedfull of Foreigners

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18 – 24 May – A Bedfull of Foreigners by Dave Freeman at Altrincham Little Theatre.

Classic British Farce – Set in a run-down hotel in France, the farce centres on two couples who are double-booked into the same room. The fun is fast and furious as the misunderstandings, confusions, mistaken identity, wife-swapping and bed-hopping doesn’t leave anyone unscathed! This is one holiday that won’t appear in the travel guides!

I am playing Stanley – the lead character who is at the centre of all the misunderstanding and confusion.  It is by far the most challenging and demanding role I have ever taken.  It is also, by a long way, the funniest.  The play is fast paced and very physical.  What’s more I am hardly off stage for the whole play.   It’s a huge responsibility especially given the standard and experience of the rest of the cast.   It would be fantastic if some of my friends can come to support this.  I can promise you lots and lots of laughs and an evening’s entertainment you won’t forget.

For more information and to book tickets see: http://www.alttheatre.org

Now…. Where did I leave my trousers?!


The Full Programme

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

• Monday, 26 May 2014 – Rhianna Grey: Studio Day
• Wednesday, 28 May 2014 – Intermediate Photography Course (8 Sessions)
• Friday, 30 May 2014 – Cosplay Night
• Saturday, 31 May 2014 – Learn to Use Your flash Workshop
• Friday, 6 June 2014 – Darker Side of Glamour
• Friday, 13 June 2014 – Horror & Slasher Night
• Saturday, 14 June 2014 – Wet and Messy Day
• Friday, 20 June 2014 – Nude with Masks
• Friday, 11 July 2014 – Alt.Gothic.Tattoo
• Friday, 18 July 2014 – Farewell to Michelle Monroe
• Sunday, 20 July 2014 – Small Group Session: Black Beauty
• Saturday, 26 July 2014 – Tina Kay: Studio Day
• Friday, 1 August 2014 – Sports and Fitness Night
• Friday, 8 August 2014 – Improvised Outfits
• Friday, 15 August 2014 – Table Top Night: Christmas Cards
• Monday, 25 August 2014 – Trash the Dress: Fleetwood

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