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  • BLOG 14 July 2021 – YourPortfolio – New Portfolio Hosting Site

    Where do you publish your photos online?  On your website? Twitter? Instagram? Flickr?

    Well, there is another player in the game – and this one looks interesting: “YourPortfolio“.  If the style and layout looks familiar it is from the team that created “modelfolio” (the model/photographer site formally called Mad Cow Models) and “AdultFolio” (which caters for those shooting glamour, nude and adult level images).

    The reason I think “YourPortfolio” is interesting is that it combines some of the best features of model/photographer websites in a site that is for general photography.  This means you can showcase your images get feedback enter competitions and join in a discussion forum.  Unlike some platforms like Instagram the uploading of nude images is permitted (providing they are appropriately tagged).  The site also has limited options for selling collections of images to prospective buyers.

    It is early days and it is a little quiet at the moment, but why not pop over and take a look.  Here’s my profile for example:  https://yourportfol.io/ianbutty?referid=69195 – It doesn’t cost anything to join.  There are paid options if want to upload more than 100 images.

    (Please note, I have no affiliation with any of these sites, and I have not received any payment or reward in return for this review – I’ve written it simply because I think it might be of interest to those who follow my blogs).

     

     

     

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    Forthcoming Events

    Sunday, 25 December 2022 – TEST EVENT Red Room Studio Night

    TEST EVENT Red Room Studio Night
    Location: Ian's Studio
    Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Price: £600.00 (3 spaces left)

    Please note – This is a test event – please do not book.

    The “Red Set” has been very popular in the past at Ian’s Studio.  Now for the first time, I am running this as a premium event.

    Although COVID restrictions have currently been lifted – for the time being, all workshops will be restricted numbers to enable social distancing.  For the protection of anyone at the workshop who may not yet be double-vaccinated, or for whom the vaccine may not be 100% effective, I am asking all attendees to wear a face-covering while at the studio.  Thanks for your understanding with this.

    With just three photographers you will get much more time shooting throughout the evening than would be possible at a ‘normal’ group shoot.

    At this event you will have the opportunity to shoot images using the red set – this includes red background, red sofa and red blinds.  We will look at techniques for creating voyeuristic images, glamour images, and also how to light our subject through the Venetian blinds to create moody images with the shadow of the blinds across our subject.  Our model will, of course, be wearing a red dress and red lingerie and will be posing from clothed to nude.

    I can confirm that LilyLuxx will be the model for this event.  (See: https://purpleport.com/portfolio/lilyluxx, https://twitter.com/LilyLuxxOnly/).  Lily is new to modelling and I recently shot with her on the red set at the studio (It’s Lily you can see in the eFlyer for this event) and was VERY impressed with her.  You can see a few example images from that shoot here: https://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/lily

    The price for the evening is £60 – please book using the form below


    Please book via my website: https://www.ians-studio.co.uk/events/test-event-red-room-studio-night/

    Photo of the Day

    • POTD 12 Nov 2020: Lockdown20/8 – Doctor Who Magazine, Issue #1

      Doctor Who Weekly – Issue #1

      Doctor Who Weekly – Issue #1 (Image Reference: 20201112A-G0602)

      Issue #558 of Doctor Who Magazine should have arrived in my letterbox today. It didn’t. So that spoilt my idea for today’s photo.

      So instead I decided to do a little bit of time travelling myself and dig out my copy of the very first edition of the magazine (then called Doctor Who Weekly) from 17 October 1979. I can vividly remember going into Manchester after school to buy it.

      The addition of the model Dalek in the image was an attempt to make the photograph look more interesting.

      Settings: 1/40s, f/6.3, ISO 6400. Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM @70 mm.

      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.

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    • POTD 11 Nov 2020: Lockdown 20/7 – The new toy

      DJI Pocket 2

      DJI Pocket 2 (Image Reference: 20201111A-G0595)

      This arrived in the post today – a new video camera! This should open up a lot of possibilities for training videos and travel videos. As well as BTS video and providing a wide “cover shot” while doing video jobs.

      Settings: 1/160s, f/8, ISO 6400. Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM @65 mm.

      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.

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      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.

        The Full Programme

        For full details of all our fourthcomming events please use the links below or click on the event eFlyer.
        Sunday, 25 December 2022 – TEST EVENT Red Room Studio Night

         

        REMEMBER: Academy Events will only be open for bookings to non-Academy members for the two weeks prior to the event.

        Don't forget our referral programme

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