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[PHOTONEWS] Northern Lights and more

Fellow Photographers,

Firstly I want to start this weeks newsletter with a welcome to 30 new subscribers who were all fellow travellers on the “Northern Lights” cruise, that I have been lecturing on for the last couple of weeks.  In their honour I am starting this weeks newsletter with two images from that trip.

My featured article this week is a short piece on “Rembrandt Lighting” which is one of the classic lighting set-up for portraiture.

I would also like to draw your attention to the two events taking place at the studio this week.  On Friday evening we have a Glamour Girl Night and the following day is my one day Art Nude Photography Workshop.  We still have places available on both events.

For details of all of this and more… please read on…


Photos of the Day

POTD Fri, 6 Mar 2015: Cathedral of the Northern Lights


Cathedral of the Northern Lights

The Northern City of Alta is a strange place. The city has grown considerably in recent years and it have a very unusual mix there is evidence of traditional buildings if you keep your eyes open for it, but most of the city centre have a very 21st century, if not futuristic feel to it. No building shows this more than the cathedral of the northern lights. This church is only a few years old and is quite a remarkable piece of architecture both inside and out.

This image was show with the intention of putting it through Color Efex Pro to bring out the the detail and texture of the sky.

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: FH0306B-G02480


POTD Fri, 6 Mar 2015: The Northern Lights


The Northern Lights

These are the Aurora Borealis also known as the Northern Lights as seen from cruise ship MV Azores moored in the port of Alta in northern Norway.

You can see some of my other images of the lights here: http://photos.imb.biz/travel/norway/northern-lights

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: FH0306B-G02618


Featured Post

What is Rembrandt Lighting?

You may have heard the term but never understood what it is?  But what exactly IS Rembrandt Lighting?

It is a little out of favour these days but Rembrandt Lighting is a style of lighting for portraits.  The key feature of Rembrandt lighting is the small triangle of light under the subject’s eye.  The lighting is named after the artist Rembrandt who when painting is subjects used to paint the light falling on their faces this way.

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For this lighting the main light source is placed at 45 degrees to the subject and a little above their head.

Rembrandt

Changing the position of the light to extend the light triangle so that the shadow from the nose no longer connects with shadow on the far side of the face is known as loop lighting.

The above notes and lighting diagram are taken from the 94 page notes that accompany our “Comprehensive Studio Course” which starts in May.


Forthcoming Events

Friday, 20 March 2015 – Glamour Girl Night

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

At this Friday Night Friday at the Studio event, we will be shooting glamour – bright colourful glamour.   It is time for swimwear, lingerie, topless and nude.

We will be working with an experienced glamour model who will help photographers shoot the best poses and get the best images.

Unfortunately our originally booked model has had to withdraw due to work commitments.  Details of our replacement model will be announced shortly.

The style of glamour we will be shooting this week will be more “lads mag” style than “hollywood glamour”.  You can see images from a recent test shoot in that style:  http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/anastasia-glamour1

As you might expect all the above links contain nudity and should be considered as not safe for work.

Price: £29

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


Saturday, 21 March 2015 – Art Nude Workshop

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Location: Ian’s Studio
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Price: £82

At this workshop will look at a number of classic art nude set-ups.  Including single light set-ups to multi light set-up.  Each lighting set will be documented in the printed notes that accompany the workshop.

The day will be suitable for those who are a little unsure about where to start with art nude photography; but time will be built into the day to enable more experienced photographers to build on these set-ups.

We will look at some basic techniques to bring out the best in the subject you are photographing, including how to put your subject at their ease.  These techniques are particularly use for anyone wishing to expand their boudoir photography business to include offering art nude shoots to their clients.

I am pleased to announce that the model for this event will be Vivi Blue – http://purpleport.com/portfolio/sellers/?referrer=ianbutty – Viv is a very experience art nude model and she describes art nude as her favourite genre.

There will be opportunities to create high-key (white background) images, low-key (black background) images and bodyscape images.  A large selection of props will be available to enhance the images and to help inspire you with ideas.

Cost £82 per person (this includes lunch and printed notes).

Please book via my website: http://www.ians-studio.co.uk/events/art-nude-workshop-4/


Stock Sales

For those who are interested in Stock Photography here’s some information about some of the strange and not so strange sales that I have made.

SALE 18 May 2005: Bear Faced Liar


Beni at the Bocca de la Verita at S Maria in Cosmedin Church, Rome. According to ledgend if a liar places his hand in the mouth he will not be able to remove it. Does this mean Beni is a bear faced liar?

NUMBER OF SALES TO DATE: 1
SOLD VIA: Alamy
LICENCE: Rights Managed

Beni at the Bocca de la Verita at S Maria in Cosmedin Church, Rome. According to ledgend if a liar places his hand in the mouth he will not be able to remove it. Does this mean Beni is a bear faced liar?

This image was sold for use in a television program in Japan. I have never been able to workout why they wanted a photograph of a bear in the mouth of the Bocca de la Verita.

18 May 2005
Country: Japan
Usage: Editorial
Media: Television (editorial)
Industry sector: Leisure/Entertainment/Sport
Sub-Industry: Broadcasting/TV programming
Placement: Use within body of show
Start: 18 May 2005
End: 19 May 2005

Alamy Link: http://www.alamy.com/image-details-popup.asp?Imageid={541D2410-3416-4157-93DE-72BA55E7F926}

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: EW0224C-D00791


The Full Programme

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

Friday, 20 March 2015 – Glamour Girl Night
Saturday, 21 March 2015 – Art Nude Workshop
Wednesday, 15 April 2015 – Introduction to DSLR Photography Course
Tuesday, 21 April 2015 – Intermediate Photography Course (8 Sessions)
Friday, 24 April 2015 – Shooting Silhouettes
Saturday, 25 April 2015 – Introduction to Wedding Photography Workshop
Monday, 4 May 2015 – 120:20 Challenge: Manchester
Saturday, 9 May 2015 – Night Photography Workshop
Sunday, 10 May 2015 – Comprehensive Studio Photography Course
Friday, 19 June 2015 – Falling Down and Floating Up
Saturday, 5 September 2015 – Learn to Use Your flash Workshop
Saturday, 19 September 2015 – Digital Rain & Wet-look Glamour Workshop
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 – In-Depth Art Nude Course
Saturday, 10 October 2015 – Messy Art Nude Workshop
Saturday, 24 October 2015 – Studio Photography Taster Day

Don’t forget our referral programme

£10 for each new photographer you refer to the studio who goes on to book for an event, workshop or course. More details here.

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