Friday, 5 December 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Ian's Studio, Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR



This will be a very different Friday Night – have you ever wanted to plan and execute a shoot, from coming up with the original idea, through designing the set and the lighting, defining how the model will appear, having your say on make-up?  This event will enable you to do that.

This evening is not about getting loads of shots – it is all about getting just one or two images, and ensuring that they are something special.

We have model Bex H joining us for this event and I am planing to book an MUA to join us too. The event will have the following parts to it:

  • Concept – in this section in one or two groups we will discuss ideas for images that we wish to create.  To help with this process I will arrange a number of items to be at the studio which the groups can choose to use as part of their idea.  These will include a hundreds of post-it notes, scores of old photography magazines, boxes of old VHS video tapes, a large supply of old newspapers, paint, and paste.  During this time we will take input from both model and MUA as to what is feasible from their point of view.
  • Execution – Once we have decided on the first idea, as a group we will go about building a set (if we need it) creating a costume/look for out model.  The MUA will assist with make-up and styling.  Once this is ready we will light the scene and finally take our photographs of it.   We will then repeat this for the second idea.
  • Post-production – For many concept images there is a third stage – post-production.  For those who are interested in exploring this part of creating an image, I am offering an ‘after hours’ session 10pm till 11pm for those who want to talk about and see different ways of processing the images we created earlier.

Bex H has been booked up to Art Nude levels – this gives the maximum flexibility when the groups are discussing concepts and ideas.  You can see Bex’s profile on Purpleport here: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/bexh/?referrer=ianbutty

I am pleased to announce that I have booked Ellie B to be MUA at this event on Friday – https://www.facebook.com/elliebMUA

Please note: In the unlikely event that the groups struggle to come up with concepts I have two or three ideas that the groups can use as a starting point for their discussions.

Price £29 (or £34 with “after hours” discussion and tutorial on post processing)