Fellow Photographers,

As we enter an unseasonably warm autumn, I am turning my attention to the studio programme for the rest of the year.  I am currently adding new events to the studio calendar for the next few months.  Perhaps the most significant addition to the calendar is my new “Essential Art Nude Course” which is a six week course giving participants training on all different aspects on Art Nude Photography.  I ran a version of this course last year with three photographers and it proved very successful.  The course starts 23rd October.

For those who enjoy working one-to-one with models we have model Toy Chloe coming to the studio for a mid week model/studio (half day) on 14 October.

Prior to that we have two Friday night events – this week see the return of Wendy Louise for our Art of Oil – event at which we will be combining lo-key lighting with different types of oil to create some very different art nude images.  There will be no Friday Night events for the next two weeks as I am on stage again in Neighbourhood Watch at Altrincham Little Theatre.  Events will then resume on October 10th with Just Add Water – an event focusing on creating images such as water splashes with a model.

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


Forthcoming Events

Friday, 19 September 2014 – The Art of Oil

The Art of Oil

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

Tonight’s Friday Night at the Studio event will have an oil theme to it.   We will work with an established art nude model to create a number of artistic images which combine the human figure with oil.

We will look at a number of techniques.  We will use of baby oil to create a shine and reflections on a model’s skin.  Cooking oil and water to show water droplets on the skin, and finally we will use a black slime which looks like crude oil to create abstract bodyscapes, body part and art nude images.

I am very pleased to announce that the model for this event will be Wendy Louise.  See: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/wendylouise/?referrer=ianbutty

Wendy has been to the studio on many occasions and always produces fantastic images.  Here are just two of the the shoots that she has done :

http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/wendylousecliche

http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/wendylouise

Price: £35

Please book via my website: http://www.ians-studio.co.uk/events/the-art-of-oil/


Friday, 10 October 2014 – Just Add Water

Just Add Water

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

The theme for tonight’s Friday Night at the Studio event is “Just Add Water” we will be looking at different styles of model photography that incorporate water as part of the image.  This will include capturing the splash as water is poured on to the model, wetlook glamour including wet clothing and wet hair.  Hopefully it will also be possible to create some shower based images too.

Our model for this event will be working to topless levels (possibly nude).

I am pleased to announce that our model for this event will be Jesse-Marie.  Please see: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/casinomarie/?referrer=ianbutty Jesse has been to the studio one before for a one-to-one shoot with a photographer but this will be here first group shoot here.

Price: £29

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


Saturday, 11 October 2014 – Messy Day with Tina Kay

Messy Day with Tina Kay

Location: Ian’s Studio
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Price: £139

Another of our full-day messy days at the studio.  This time with model/actress Tina Kay.  At this event 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.

As mentioned earlier I am very pleased to announce that the model for this event will be Tina Kay.  See: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/tinakay/?referrer=ianbutty  (NSFW).  This will be Tina’s second visit to the studio, her previous visit was for a model day, you can see some of the image from that day here:  http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/tinakay

Tina will be getting messy both fully clothed and fully nude.

Please note that we are working with messy substances at this shoot and it is advisable that photographers wear old clothes, just in case!

Price: £139

A minimum of three photographers is required for this event.  The maximum number of photographers will be limited to just five.

Please book via my website: http://www.ians-studio.co.uk/events/messy-day-with-tina-kay/


Tuesday, 14 October 2014 – Toy Chloe: Studio Day

Toy Chloe: Studio Day

Location: Ian’s Studio
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Price: £55 per hour

PLEASE NOTE THE ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICE FOR THIS DAY TO JUST £55 PER HOUR

Toy Cloe comes to Ian’s Studio for the first time for a studio (half) day.  Book model and studio for an all inclusive price of £55 per hour.

Cloe will work at any level up to art nude.

You can find Chloe’s profile on purpleport here: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/chloetoy/?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.

The following sessions are available:

Session 1:  09:00-10:00
Session 2:  10:00-11:00
Session 3:  11:00-12:00
Session 4:  12:00-13:00

Please book the hourly slot(s) directly with Cloe – you can contact her through Purpleport: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/chloetoy/?referrer=ianbutty

Price: £55 per hour.


Sunday, 19 October 2014 – Through the Decades

Through the Decades

Location: Ian’s Studio
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Price: £75

In March model Amy Pulford came to the studio for a 1920’s evening.  This proved to be a huge success and Amy’s attention to detail when it comes to her outfits and make-up is second to none.  This October Amy will return to the studio for a full day.  The theme will be “Through the Decades”.  Each set we shoot will be based on a different decade starting with the 1920’s through to the present day.

To help with the changes we will have MUA Jane Bellis joining us at this event.  We are aiming to shoot 7 or 8 different decades at this shoot.  We will attempt to include as many as possible of the following:

  • 1920’s – Flapper Dress
  • 1930’s – Hollywood Glamour/Caberet style
  • 1940’s – War-time Land Girl
  • 1950’s – Classic Swimsuit Pin-up
  • 1960’s – Hippy Chick
  • 1970’s – Punk
  • 1980’s – Yuppie Girl/Business Power
  • 2000’s – Geeky Girl

You can find Amy’s profile on Purpleport here: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/amypulford7/?referrer=ianbutty

Price: £75

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


Thursday, 23 October 2014 – Essential Art Nude Course

Essential Art Nude Course

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

This six session course covers all the essential techniques you need to create great studio based art nude images.  In each session we will work with a different art nude model.  The course runs on Thursday Evenings starting on 23rd October 2014.

Over the course of the six weeks we will look at the following:

  • Lo-key (black background)  – including one-light and sandwich lighting set-ups
  • Grey background work – with a greater emphasis on the way the model poses
  • Bodyscapes and body parts
  • Working with props
  • Silhouettes
  • Erotic nude

No previous experience of studio work is required.

In order to give participants the opportunity of working with different models on different techniques, rather than spending a whole session on one of the above topics, we will look at three topics each session, returning to some of them multiple times throughout the course.  This will give you the chance to photograph each model in three different lighting set-ups.

In each session we will introduce two or three new lighting set-ups.  Each lighting set-up will be fully documented with lighting diagrams, behind the scene shots and example images.  So that you can use the notes to recreate the set-ups in the future.

In order to improve your studio skills, course participants will be encouraged to help set-up lights and backgrounds.

The course requires a minimum of FOUR photographers to run at the advertised price.  The maximum number of photographers on this course will be six.

Price: £299

Please book via my website: http://www.ians-studio.co.uk/events/essential-art-nude-course/


Friday, 24 October 2014 – Studio Fashions

Studio Fashions

Location: Ian’s Studio
Time: 12:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Price: £25

For tonight’s studio event we are looking at fashion photography.  Working with an established fashion model with at least four different outfits/looks.  We will look at different ways to create images of the outfits and the model.

Details of the model for the event will be published shortly.

Price: £25

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


Photos of the Day

POTD Thu, 11 Sep 2014: The 39 Steps


The 39 Steps

It is the start of the New Theatre Season, in addition to me rehearsing at Altrincham Little Theatre, I’m back at Stockport Garrick Theatre doing production photography. This image is from “The 39 Steps” which runs 13-20 September. You can see the full album of images for the show here:http://photos.imb.biz/garrick/39steps and You can book tickets here: http://www.stockportgarrick.co.uk/

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: FG0911A-G11082


POTD Fri, 5 Sep 2014: Willow Rose – Enter the Red Room


Willow Rose – Enter the Red Room event at Ian’s Studio

Sometimes it is tricky to pick just one images from a set as my POTD. At this week’s Friday Night at the Studio event we worked with model Willow Rose on what I often refer to as my ‘red room’ set. The set is a red sofa on a red background with a set of red venitian blinds. We can shoot through the blinds or use them to cast shadows. In fact for a simple single set it is surprisingly flexible. If you would like to see the full range of images created at the event you can find them here: http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/redroom but please be aware that some of the images include nudity and should be considered as ‘not safe for work’.

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: FG0905A-G10992


POTD Fri, 29 Aug 2014: Ice Bucket Selfie


Ice Bucket Challenge

This is a selfie I took while doing my ice bucket challenge. The video of the challenge can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=3FSu1EakpCI&vq=hd720
(click full screen an show in HD for the best view).

Coming soon will be a second video explaining how I set up the photograph.

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: FG0829A-G10944


The Full Programme

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

Friday, 19 September 2014 – The Art of Oil
Friday, 10 October 2014 – Just Add Water
Saturday, 11 October 2014 – Messy Day with Tina Kay
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 – Toy Chloe: Studio Day
Sunday, 19 October 2014 – Through the Decades
Thursday, 23 October 2014 – Essential Art Nude Course
Friday, 24 October 2014 – Studio Fashions

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