Tuesday, 1 October 2019 until 1 October 2019
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM


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



Come to the studio to learn the basics of studio portraiture.  No previous studio experience is necessary at this three-hour session you will learn a number of techniques for creating studio portraits.  You will learn several different lighting set-ups and we will use a simple step by step technique for ensuring that the studio lights give the effect you are looking for in your portraiture lighting.

At this session, we will look at different ways to photograph couples.  The session will include advice on how to pose couples and the following lighting set-ups

  • Single large umbrella
  • High key lighting with a blown-out white background
  • 2 softboxes and 2 gridded rim lights on black background
  • Key, fill and 2 gridded rim lights on grey background

The session is a practical session and you will have the opportunity to practice these types of lighting by photographing two models.  You will be provided with lighting diagrams for the lighting set-ups taught at this session.

The models for this event will be real-life couple Rahel and Ciaron – both are experienced models and actors.  I have worked with Rahel on a number of occasions in the past and I am delighted that she has agreed to model for this event.  You can find their portfolios on  purpleport: https://purpleport.com/portfolio/rahel/?referrer=ianbutty and https://purpleport.com/portfolio/bard/?referrer=ianbutty

Suitable for: Anyone wanting to learn to shoot headshot portraits in a studio. Your camera must have a standard hot-shoe (with the middle pin) to accommodate the lighting trigger. You will need to be able to set your camera to manual mode and select an aperture in the range f/5.6 – f/11. No prior studio experience is necessary.

A minimum of THREE photographers booking will be required to run this event.

Don’t forget, Academy Members get a £5 discount on this event.  Why not join the Academy today?