Event Archives – 2011

Here are the details of all the events that have been run by Ian’s Studio in 2011.   If you missed an event or enjoyed an event and would like to see it rerun at the studio please let me know.

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Friday, 30 December 2011 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

This Friday Night at the Studio event will actually be an afternoon event.  Weather permitting we will split out time between shooting winter fashions outside and winter glamour in the studio.

For the outside shots think winter fashion, long cloats chunky sweaters, woolly hats, gloves and scarf.  After shooting this in the nearby Woodbank/Vernon parks, we return to the warmth of the studio for some winter studio based glamour.  Using the same outfit, or a least bits of it,  will shoot the same model in a glamour style… think winter coat over lingerie or implied topless with model just wearing scarf, gloves and hat.

Our model for this event will be the amazing Portia Victoria.  Portia’s first visit to the studio to the successful “glamour nude” night (See:  http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/portiabecky).  Since then Portia has been back twice for private hire bookings and this “Winter Warmer” event will be her fourth visit.  Portia is a very adaptable model and should be on your “must shoot” list.   Don’t miss this chance to work with her!

You can see Portia’s modelling profile on ModelMayhem: http://www.modelmayhem.com/800860# (As you might expect, there is some tasteful nudity).
Here website is: http://www.portiavictoria.co.uk/
and her facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/portiavictoria

Price: £27

 

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Friday, 23 December 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

For our final “Friday Night” event before Christmas, I’ll be hosting a bit of a retrospective.  Come along with photos you’ve taken at our events during the year (and other images too – if you wish).  

Over a drink with mince pies and Christmas log, we’ll look back at 2011 and critique the photos you bring.

We will have model Rachael F (pictured) join us for the evening so there will be the chance to do some shooting too!

Price: FREE… but only open to those who have been to at least one event at Ian’s Studio in 2011.  PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE COMING

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Friday, 16 December 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

A Christmas themed shoot.  Perhaps a model “Miss Santa” outfit?  Tinsel and wrapping paper? Perhaps party frocks and silly hat?  I’ll do my best to make sure the shoot is a cracker! (pun intended!)

Our model for this event will be studio regular Sarah Hobart.  Sarah informs me that she will be bringing her sexy santa outfit, a couple of party dresses and some red lingerie to the shoot, and I will ensure that we have a good range of seasonal props.  Our new seasonal red and green background papers will of course also be available to shoot against.

Although this is not a “topless” shoot per se, Sarah is willing to work to implied topless and topless levels for a few images during the evening.

A selection of images from Sarah’s shoots at the studio can be found here:  http://photos.imb.biz/model/sarah-scarlett

Price: £18

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Friday, 9 December 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

This weeks event will be hosted studio regular Steve Roberts of Scottish Geek Photography.  Our guest model for the event will Cerise Derrière 

On Saturday 20th September, burlesque dancer and model Cerise Derrière visited the studio for group shoot.  Sadly several photographers who wanted to come to that event were unable to attend.  In view of this… and also because Ceriese is a great model… I decided to book her for another session.

Even if you did come to the last session I am assured by Cerise that she will be bring some different outfits This will include a number of vintage style outfits.

You can see images from Cerise’s previous shoot at the studio here…
http://photos.imb.biz/models/shoot/cerise

And you can find here purestorm profile here:

http://www.purestorm.com/Ceriseglittrderriere  (Note Cerise’s purestorm profile contains nudity)

Price: £22

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Friday, 2 December 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

This weeks event will be hosted by Rick Bradbury.  The theme will be Fashion Photography.

Rick will guide photographers through posing and lighting a fashion model.

Here’s how Rick describes the event:

You will be working with simple lighting setups and an experienced model to great some great fashion portraits with dynamic poses.  This is more about getting results from your subject than lighting so photographer/subject interaction is key…. And shoot shoot shoot.

The lighting sets that we will be using …

  • Single Beauty Dish with sock (not the type you wear)
  • 7’ Parabolic Umbrella.
  • 30-40 Degree Grids.
  • If we have time we will set up white seemless also.

Our model for the evening is Viki Devine – http://www.purestorm.com/vikidevine

Price: £20

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Saturday, 26 November 2011 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

In this workshop we look at a number of simple studio lighting techniques starting with zero lights (using only window light) up to using four lights.  We also look at some basic techniques for posing subjects and for working with models.

Faith
Faith @ Introduction to Studio Photography Workshop

We will look at how different light modifiers such as umbrellas, softboxes, snoots, grids and gels can be used.  There will be time during the day for you to practise these techniques with the help of a professional model.  We will cover basic posing techniques which are suitable for photographing friends, family, customers or even models.   We will also look at the biggest cheat of all for posing people in the studio – the use of props.

Printed notes to document the techniques we will look at during the day will be provided and a buffet lunch is included in the price of the event.  Numbers will be limited to 6 photographers and we will have a professional models as our subject.

You can see some images taken at a previous version of this workshop in this gallery…
27 Nov 2010 – http://photos.imb.biz/models/danniworkshop (at Pumkin Studio)
15 May 2010 – http://photos.imb.biz/models/faithstudio (at Calumet)

Our model for the workshop this time will be Viki Devine:  http://www.purestorm.com/vikidevine

The cost for the event is £65.00. (includes lunch and printed notes)
(A deposit of £25 is required to secure a place)

I am expecting this event to be popular and potentially a sell-out.  I’ve already had a number of confirmed bookings and I’ve not really started promoting this event yet.    If you do want to come please make sure you pay your deposit soon otherwise there is a risk that the event will be sold out.  You can pay your deposit (or the full amount) on-line via this page.


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Friday, 25 November 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

For tonight’s session I will be inviting a number of new models to the studio.  These will be models who are looking for experience and looking for images for their portfolio.  This is a great chance for photographers to practise their directing skills and to hopefully work with some of the big names models of the future.

For this session I will be arranging for as many different models to visit the studio as possible.  I will be setting up a number of shooting areas within the studio.  Plus every twenty minutes you move on to work with a different model in a different shooting area.

All models will be working on a TF* basis.  Any models offering topless or nude levels may optionally make a small charge per 20 min session in addition to requiring images from the shoot.  Any model working at fashion or lingerie levels will NOT make any additional charges.  (There is no obligation for any model to work at any level above clothed).

MODELS: If you wish to attend this event please contact me.  This will be a great opportunity to network with other models and photographers.

The following models have confirmed they will be coming to the event:

Janet (http://www.purestorm.com/janet92) – Working to clothed/fashion
Katie Baxendale (http://www.purestorm.com/KatieAnna) – Working to lingerie
Joanna (http://www.purestorm.com/JoannaReid1) – working to clothed/fashion
Grania (http://www.purestorm.com/g_alekzandria) – working to lingerie (TBC)

I will add more as I receive confirmations.

Price: £12 + you must agree to give images to the models you shoot.
(Additional charges *may* be made by some models if you wish to shoot them topless or nude) 

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Friday, 18 November 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

At this Friday Night event we will work with one or two art nude models to create a different style of art nude images using different messy substances such as chocolate & cream, foam, paints, and slime.

You can find example images of the style we will be creating at this event/workshop on my gallery:
http://photos.imb.biz/model/genre/messyartnude
(As you might expect the gallery contains artistic nudity)

I am pleased to announce that our model for this event will be Model Mayhem’s “Shaz A”.  Sharon is an experienced model and event organiser.

Her Model Mayhem profile is:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/1322385

Find her on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1215602285

Please note: While care will be taken to try to ensure that those attending the event do not get messy, you should be aware that we are working with messy substances such as paint and food substance which may stain.  Wearing old clothes is advised.

Price: £29

PLEASE NOTE: This event/workshop is now fully booked.  If you are interested please let me know as I am creating a waiting/standby list; and if there is sufficient interest I will rerun the event at a later date giving priority to those who missed out this time.

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Friday, 11 November 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

For this event we will concentrate on different styles of table top photography from still life, to product shots.  We will look at macro photography techniques.

I am hoping to get some small products that we can photograph as part of this session, possibly jewellery.  I’m going to set up the water tank for some submerged product photographs.  And there will be plenty of opportunity to try some macro techniques.

If you have any items you wish to photograph please bring them along.

If you have any of the following please bring them along:

  • Macro lens
  • Extension Tubes
  • Reversing ring
  • Tripod
  • Remote trigger/cable release
  • Light tent
I will have items in the studio that you will be welcome to use on the night… but my lens and extension tubes are canon fit only… sorry!

Price: £12

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Friday, 4 November 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

A chance to photograph an established local pin-up model.  At least three different looks and outfits.

I am pleased to announce that our model for this event will be “Elora B”.  You can see Elora’s profile on ModelMayhem:  http://www.modelmayhem.com/2115352#

Pin-up is all about the outfit and the look and here’s how Elora describes the outfit’s she is bringing on Friday:

I’ve got a black and cream dress I can use for the first outfit. It’s a sweetheart neckline with a full circle skirt, about knee length I think (not had it on in a while).  I’ve got a few corsets so I can bring a couple if you like. Portia is going to lend me a performance outfit, she says, so I’ll get that off her asap.  And I have some nice pink frilly knickers if you want to do an implied topless.

This looks like it is going to be great evening and we already have half the places booked.

Price: £25 

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Friday, 28 October 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

For this Friday Night at the studio session we will look at using false perspective techniques to make our model for the evening appear small or other objects in the same image appear much larger. Want to photograph a model with size 100 boots?  

Want to put a model in a jam jar?  This is the session for you.  We will look at techniques for achieving this including in camera and using two shots and the absolute minimum of photoshop work.

I am pleased to announce that our model for this event will be Helen Sing
http://www.purestorm.com/profile.aspx?id=singjai88 and
http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/singjai

Price: £15

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Saturday, 22 October 2011 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Learn Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 in one day. This intensive and extensive training day will equip you to get the best out Lightroom and will help you streamline your photography workflow.


Attendees may wish to be bring a laptop with with Lightroom 3 installed, to follow the through the training on their own screens.

All participants will get printed notes.

Cost: £60.00  (Price includes lunch)

Topics covered include:

The Lightroom Philosophy

Learn to work the Lightroom way.

Configuring Lightroom

Set-up options you MUST change
Where to store your files
Setting up metadata defaults

Library Module

DAM – Digital Asset Management – what is it? Why do I need it?
Finding images
The filter bar
Importing
– Getting images into Lightroom
– Naming conventions
– DNG – what is it? Why convert to DNG?
Setting metadata
– Using the panels
– Using the painter
– Using presets
– Synchronising metadata
– Saving metadata!
Using keywords and keyword hierarchies
Reviewing your images
– Flags and ratings
Collections and smart collections

Develop Module

Understanding the adjustment panels (we go through each panel in turn an look at what it can do.)
Using adjustment brushes, graduated filters and other editing tools
Using presets
Snapshots, history and virtual copies

Output Modules

Printing
Slide show
Web

Exporting Images

Export & Publish – what’s the difference.

Plug-ins

Third party publishing tools – Flickr, Zenfolio, Alamy
Export plug-ins -Adding frames to your images
GPS
Defining your own metadata fields

Workflow hints and tips

Using keyword to mange workflow

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Friday, 21 October 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Working with one or two established glamour models (depending on the number of photographers booking) we will use tonight’s session to work on a number of glamour nude poses and images.

I am thrilled to announce that our lead model for this event will be the exceptionally multi-talented Portia Victoria.  Not only is Portia a very talented model she is a professional opera singer and Shakespearian actor!

You can see Portia’s modelling profile on ModelMayhem: http://www.modelmayhem.com/800860# (As you might expect, there is some tasteful nudity).
Here website is: http://www.portiavictoria.co.uk/
and her facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/portiavictoria

I am pleased to announce that we have a second model booked for this event. The second model will be Becky H. See: http://www.purestorm.com/beckyh1871and http://www.modelmayhem.com/1059699

Come with your own ideas and suggestions, alternatively I will show you a number of set-up that I have used in the past.

Price: £29

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Friday, 14 October 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

In tonight’s session we will be look at different techniques for creating head shots. These techniques will vary from using a single flash gun to using up to four studio lights.  We will work with 1, 2 or 3 models depending on the number of photographers who book to come to this event.Our lead model for the evening will be Steph Owen.  Those who came on the Crosby Beach shoot earlier in the summer will know how versatile Steph is.

You can see images from two shoots I’ve done with Steph (including the Crosby Beach shoot) here:
http://photos.imb.biz/models/shoot/steph and
http://photos.imb.biz/models/shoot/stephcrosby

Price: £20
(NOTE: For those attending my “Intermediate Photography Course” I am offering this event at discounted rate of £15.00) 


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Friday, 7 October 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

In tonight’s session we are going to look at how to create images using light stencils.  In addition to a short tutorial on how to create your own stencils we will work inside and possibly outside the studio to create some weird and wonderful images images by combining simple strobist techniques with light stencils.

Here’s the images I am planning…

Geeky girl with with game controller surrounded by space invaders in front and behind her floating in the air. Goth surrounded by light bats.  Hippy chick with butterflies and flowers made of light.  And all these will be done in camera!!

You will need to bring with you.  A tripod… we will be doing long exposures.  One or more speedlights.

If you can also bring one or more shoe boxes with lids, kitchen foil, and a craft knife it will help.  If you don’t have any of those don’t panic I will have supplies and things you can borrow.  If you bring your own shoe box you can take your full light stencil away with you at the end of the evening.  Without it you will be able to take away the stencil but not the box to use with (I only have a limited number of she boxes!)

Helping us with this event as our model will be studio regular Sarah Hobart.
Purestorm profile: http://www.purestorm.com/shobart (Although Sarah will be working to fashion levels at this event but her profile does contain some nudity)

Price: £20
(NOTE: For those attending my “Intermediate Photography Course” I am offering this event at discounted rate of £15.00)  

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Friday, 30 September 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

For this session we will be working with male and female models to create images in a Calvin Klein style.  Think denim jeans, underwear, topless/shirtless, and sexy!

The models for this event will be Kate Cooper and Lexx

You can see Kate’s Purestorm profile here: http://www.purestorm.com/xlilcooperx and images from a recent shoot I did with Kate here: http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/kate
(The usual warning applies both links contain tasteful nudity).

Lexx’s Purestorm profile is here: http://www.purestorm.com/Lexx

Price: £29

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Friday, 23 September 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

At this weeks event we will spend the evening looking at and sharing some of the best Lightroom presets available.  I will take you through ways of creating presets so that you can get the best from them.  I’ll provide a disc with some of my own presets as well as providing you with scores of presets collected from many sources…. just so you don’t have to waste time hunting for them on-line.  There will also be plenty of time for you to share and show off any presets of your own.

Price: £8

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Saturday, 17 September 2011 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

At some point all photographers get asked to photograph a wedding – even if it is on an informal basis just as a favour for a friend.  This workshop will introduce you to what is involved.
While taking the photographs is relatively straightforward what scares most photographers is the fact that you have limited time and only have one chance at a wedding.  In this workshop we give special emphasis on the ‘stage management’ role that a wedding photographer has to assume.  We look at the planning side, and how to make sure things run smoothly from a photographic perspective.  We conclude the workshop with the chance to photograph a bride and groom models.

Cost £69 (Includes lunch and notes)

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Friday, 16 September 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

For this session I will be arranging a number of pets/animals to visit the studio throughout the evening for photographers to work with.Any photographer able to bring a pet to the shoot will get free entry!

I am hoping to have at least two dogs, a rabbit and a tortoise available for photographers to shoot.

Price: £18 

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Sunday, 11 September 2011 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Manchester Town Hall, Manchester, M2 5DB

Meet 2.00pm in front of Manchester Town Hall. (Near Victoria Fountain with the gargoyles on it).
Join me for a walk round the centre of Manchester to photograph the city.  I’ll show you some of my favourite views of the City.  This will be a great chance to practice travel and architecture photography.  

Starting at the Town Hall, places of interest will include Lincoln Square, Spinningfields, Trinity Bridge, Manchester Fort and we finish at Castlefield.

At the end of the walk those who want to can retire to a pub/restaurant for a drink, food and to share photos on the back of your camera.

Consider bringing your tripod if you want to try long exposures of the fountains or locks.  The walk will go ahead whatever the weather.  For general advice on photography in the rain please take a look at this “Hints and Tips” post: http://www.ians-studio.co.uk/2011/09/photography-in-rain/

 

Here’s the route we will be taking posted on google maps:
here’s the route on Google maps: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=207941000932942336264.0004ac558871e6c3efef2

Price: £8.00

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Friday, 9 September 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

We have a burlesque dancer and model Cerise Derrière back at Ian’s Studio this week.  The event will be led by New to Photo’s Rick Bradbury.

On Saturday 20th September, burlesque dancer and model Cerise Derrière visited the studio for group shoot.  Sadly several photographers who wanted to come to that event were unable to attend.  In view of this… and also because Ceriese is a great model… I decided to book her for another session.

Even if you did come to the last session I am assured by Cerise that she will be bring some different outfits.  Additionally with Rick leading the event in my absence you will get a different perspective on lighting!

You can see images from Cerise’s previous shoot at the studio here…
http://photos.imb.biz/models/shoot/cerise

And you can find here purestorm profile here:
http://www.purestorm.com/p​rofile.aspx?id=Cerise_derr​iere  (Note Cerise’s purestorm profile contains nudity)

Price: £22

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Friday, 2 September 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

For this session I will be arranging for as many different models to visit the studio as possible.  I will be setting up a number of shooting areas within the studio.  Plus (weather permitting) some shooting areas outside.  Every twenty minutes you move on to work with a different model in a different shooting area.  

All models will be working on a TF* basis.  Any models offering topless or nude levels may optionally make a small charge per 20 min session in addition to requiring images from the shoot.  Any model working at fashion or lingerie levels will NOT make any additional charges.

MODELS: If you wish to attend this event please contact me.  This will be a great opportunity to network with other models and photographers.

I am pleased to announce that we have the following models confirmed for this event:

Price: £10 Entrance.
(Additional charges *may* be made by some models if you wish to shoot them topless or nude)

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Friday, 26 August 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Time to create abstract images using two different techniques.  The first involves photographing smoke, the second involves creating patterns using both oil and water.During the evening we will work on abstract set-ups using smoke from incense sticks.  The other set up will involve working with oil droplets on water to create abstract patterns.

If you have a macro lens or extension tubes please bring them to this event.  You will also find it useful to bring a tripod.

I will upload example photos in a couple of days time.

Price: £10

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Saturday, 20 August 2011 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

I am pleased to announce details of the two models for this studio today. A relaxed day long shoot, a chance to tryout techniques and ideas. I’ve got a burlesque model booked for the morning of this day, and a gothic/alternative model booked for the afternoon.

The burlesque model is Cerise Derriere
http://www.purestorm.com/p​rofile.aspx?id=Cerise_derr​iere
(Note Cerise’s profile contains nudity)

The Gothic model is Ash (aka Incumbo)
http://www.purestorm.com/profile.aspx?id=Incubo

I’ve also extended the time to 4.30pm. So this will be great value for money.

  

Price: £40

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Friday, 19 August 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

At this weeks Friday Night event we will only be shooting with a grey background…. BUT we will look at lots of different ways to make that grey background into almost any colour we want by the use of filters/gels.  Working with a model we will create a number of different lighting effects… all based round this one background.

Our model for this event will be Sophie Winters.  You can see here profile on Purestorm:  http://www.purestorm.com/Miss_Winters

Price: £22 

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Friday, 12 August 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

I was hoping to hire a location near the studio that will be suitable for an on-location glamour shoot.  Sadly this is now looking unlikely so the shoot will be relocated to the studio. Instead I will set up a couple of ‘glamour room sets’ at the studio for the night.  These will be the bedroom set (previously used for the boudoir night), a workshop set (workbench, tools, hardhats etc) and we might also set up a shower set too.

We will have at least two models working to topless levels at this event.

I am please to announce details of our models for this event.  Sadly Jess Robinson has cancelled.  Our lead model will now be “Saz” from Purestorm profile:  http://www.purestorm.com/profile.aspx?id=xxsazxx

In addition to Saz, we will have a second model attending the shoot.  This will be Zara Choudhry (aka Inception) Purestorm profile: http://www.purestorm.com/profile.aspx?id=zara91 – Zara is also a photographer.  Zara will only be modelling for half of the shoot, the rest of the shoot she will be one of the photographers!

Price: £26 

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Friday, 5 August 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

For tonight’s event we will look at how to use your camera for timelapse photography.  There will be a opportunity to create a short time-lapse sequence in the studio and time to look at the editing and processing techniques required to convert the image sequences in to a short video sequence.

This event will also see the unveiling of the long-awaited time-lapse of the the studio being built! 

You can view a couple of my example timelapse videos on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/embed/G4CBgWAsB2Q?rel=0&hd=1

At this event there will be an opportunity to make a short timelapse video in the studio.  Please bring your camera and your tripod.  If you have a cable release or timer release for your camera please bring it with you.  You may also wish to bring a laptop if you want to have a try at editing your time lapse.

Price: £10

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Saturday, 30 July 2011 2:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Crosby Beach, Crosby, Merseyside

Today we head to Crosby Beach.  This will be a chance to photograph (hopfully) two models, and 100 Iron men.  There will be opportunities to get images in the sea, on the beach and in the sand-dunes.  As the light fades we will look at day-for-night strobist techniques.Our lead model for this event will be Steph Owens (See: http://www.purestorm.com/profile.aspx?id=stephowens).  I recently had the pleasure of working with Steph on Studio Based shoot and I was very impressed with her professionalism, enthusiasm and the fact that she was constantly coming up with ideas to improve our shoot.  I was so impressed that I immediately booked her for this event at Crosby.  Don’t miss this opportunity to work with her.

Price: £25

(Note image for this event is of Strawberry Venom at the previous group shoot I organised at Crosby)

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Friday, 29 July 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Time to get out your flash guns and lighting stands.  For tonight’s event we head into nearby Vernon and Woodbank parks to do some off camera flash shooting.  Bring your strobes and stands; bring your gels…. I have strobes and gell you can use if you need borrow them.

We will meet at the studio at 7pm and then walk the two minutes up the road to Vernon and Woodbank parks.  In the event of very bad weather we will shoot in the studio.

I am please to announce that our model for this event will be Hazel Clarke (pictured above) you can see images from her previous visit to the studio here: http://photos.imb.biz/models/shoot/hazel  (which includes some strobist images taken in Vernon Park).

Here Purestorm profile is: http://purestorm.com/Hazel305

Price: £20 

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Friday, 22 July 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

This week’s Friday Night at the Studio event will be a chance to work with one or two male models (depending on the number of photographers booking).  We will look at different ways to create images of men.I am pleased to announce that our model for this event in Thaddeus.  You can see his purestorm profile here: http://www.purestorm.com/TazThad

There will be opportunities to do portraiture, fashion, sports and even some “male glamour” images.

Price: £20

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Saturday, 16 July 2011 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

At this workshop I will demonstrate a number of art nude set-ups.  There will be printed notes detailing the lighting set-ups being used.

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.

Our lead model for this event is Willow Rose (Purestorm Profile).  Willow Rose will be working with us through out the day.  I

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).

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Friday, 15 July 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Time to look at different ways to cut mounts and mattes for effective ways to display your images.

Bring along prints you would like to mount if you have a frame of a specific size for them to go into we will cut to match the frame.  If not we will cut the mounts to fit in a range of standard frame sizes.  Eg 50x40cm frames.

I will have a professional mount cutter available at the studio for you to use at this event.  I will also have mount board, and adhesive tape for attaching prints to the mounts.

In addition to cut standard mounts we will also look at cutting some more elaborate mounts such as multiple apertures in a single mount.

Price: £15 – Includes the cost of materials.

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Saturday, 9 July 2011 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Learn Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 in one day. This intensive and extensive training day will equip you to get the best out Lightroom and will help you streamline your photography workflow.


Attendees may wish to be bring a laptop with with Lightroom 3 installed, to follow the through the training on their own screens.

All participants will get printed notes.

Cost: £60.00  (Price includes lunch)

Topics covered include:

The Lightroom Philosophy

Learn to work the Lightroom way.

Configuring Lightroom

Set-up options you MUST change
Where to store your files
Setting up metadata defaults

Library Module

DAM – Digital Asset Management – what is it? Why do I need it?
Finding images
The filter bar
Importing
– Getting images into Lightroom
– Naming conventions
– DNG – what is it? Why convert to DNG?
Setting metadata
– Using the panels
– Using the painter
– Using presets
– Synchronising metadata
– Saving metadata!
Using keywords and keyword hierarchies
Reviewing your images
– Flags and ratings
Collections and smart collections

Develop Module

Understanding the adjustment panels (we go through each panel in turn an look at what it can do.)
Using adjustment brushes, graduated filters and other editing tools
Using presets
Snapshots, history and virtual copies

Output Modules

Printing
Slide show
Web

Exporting Images

Export & Publish – what’s the difference.

Plug-ins

Third party publishing tools – Flickr, Zenfolio, Alamy
Export plug-ins -Adding frames to your images
GPS
Defining your own metadata fields

Workflow hints and tips

Using keyword to mange workflow

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Friday, 8 July 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Working with one or two models (depending on the number of photographers booking to attend) we will explore the art of Boudoir photography in this session.   We will have a number of set-ups available in the studio and I will demonstrate different ways of lighting and “dressing the set” to create images with a sensual look to them.

I am pleased to announce that the model for this event will be: LaylaJ aka LoraJay See her purestorm profile here: http://www.purestorm.com/profile.aspx?id=LoraJay

Price: £25

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Friday, 1 July 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Chester Road, Woodford, Cheshire, SK7 1PR

We are on location for this weeks “Friday night at the Studio” event.  We will be heading over to the Church yard at Christchurch Woodford.  Our lead model for this event will be Rachael F.  
Rachael’s Purestorm profile can be seen here: http://www.purestorm.com/profile.aspx?id=Rachael_F and images of Rachael from past shoots at Ian’s Studio can be found here: http://photos.imb.biz/model/rachael

Due to the size of the location we have no limit on the number of photographers for this event… I will simply book more goth models as more photographers book.

Price: £22

Some images from previous shoots at the graveyard…..

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Sunday, 26 June 2011 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
SOLD OUT!
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

UPDATE2: Sadly, Danielle has pulled out the the shoot.  I am currently searching for a replacement model and will update this as soon as I have someone booked.

UPDATE: I am pleased to announce that I have booked Danielle Secker as our lead model for this event.

Time from 10am till 4pm. We will use both studio setups and locations outside the studio including the nearby Woodbank and Vernon parks.

The number of models to be booked will depend on the number of photographers coming. If I get sufficient interest from photographers I will book a second model for the day.

I am trying to keep the price of this event down as low as possible….
£35.00 for the day (You’ll need to bring your own packed lunch!).

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 24 June 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

For this weeks Friday Night at the Studio Event we will have one possibly two pregnant models visiting the studio.  This will be a fantastic opportunity to practise pregnancy photography. We will look at a number of different methods for creating ‘bump’ images.  At least one model will be posing for some implied nude pregnancy images.

Our lead model is “Elisa” (Purestorm profile), a second model may be joining her but we won’t know until the day, unfortunately a third model I had lined up has gone in to labour!

Please note: the models will be working on a part paid/part TF basis.  All photographers will be asked to supply the models they shoot with some images from the evening.

Price: £25

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Friday, 17 June 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

This evenings Friday Night at the Studio will be all about creating and finding abstract images.  We will have a number of different set-ups in the studio ranging from small table-top set-ups to some larger items which can be used to create fantastic abstracts.  As part of this session we will explore how you can used coloured light to create interesting abstract images.

Price: £12

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Friday, 10 June 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Copyright RJ Bradbury - Image used with Permission.

At this “Friday Night at the Studio” session, Rick will be leading a hi-key studio night.  Learn different techniques for working with white background, how to light background and subject correctly and try your hand at other techniques.
Hi Everyone,
For this event we will cover how to set up a pure clean white background/seamless, this gives you a clean background so the image can be just about the subject/person.
To do this we will be using a 3 light set up both withstudio strobes and speedlites.  Whilst this wont be as in depth as the One Light Night event(which will hopefully be re run in the future) I want you to leave having learnt / tried something new.
There will be plenty of shooting time. On the Night we will have  1-2 models depending on numbers booked. Details of model(s) to follow.
See you soon.
Rick

Cost £20 – To book your place on this event please email Rick directly at rick@ians-studio.co.uk

I am pleased to annouce that our primary model for this event will be Sarah Jackson.
Purestorm ID 179911  http://www.purestorm.com/profile.aspx?id=SarahJackson
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Friday, 3 June 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Once again I am pleased to hand over this “Friday Night at the Studio” session to, “New to Photo” podcast host Rick Bradbury……

Hello everyone, Rick here.

I would like to invite you along to a model evening at the Studio. Starting at 7pm till 10pm you will have access to the studio and its equipment/backgrounds to create to great portraits, this will be a casual event where you can come along to shoot, network and meet like minded people.

Depending on numbers booked we will have 1-2 models, and weather/number of models dependant may have the opportunity to shoot outside in the grounds of the studio using speedlites (please bring your own if you have them).

I will be on hand to provide tea, coffee and guidance if needed.

Book now to secure your place and enjoy a evenings shooting at Ians Studio

I am pleased to announce the model for the evening is Sophie (Purestorm ID189061) http://www.purestorm.com/profile.aspx?id=Miss_Winters

[I can recommend Sophie, a great model, I had the pleasure of working with her about 18 months ago on the Derbyshire hills, see photo above – IMB]

Cost £20 – To book your place on this event please email Rick directly at rick@ians-studio.co.uk

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 27 May 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Friday 27th May 2011 (Any time after 7.00pm) – Art Nude night.

A chance to work on some creative art nude images.  We will have both high-key and low-key setups available in the studio, and a range of suitable props to work with.

There will be 1 or 2 models depending on numbers of photographers booked.  If you have specific ideas or themes you wish to try let me know in advance and we will arrange the studio accordingly.

Our lead model for this event will be Strawberry Venom (aka Kayleigh) See image of her above.  You can see more images of her on Purestorm…. http://www.purestorm.com/Kayleigh_Kisses

Cost £29 [Price reduced to £25 for anyone who pays in full before the end of April 2011]

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Friday, 20 May 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Friday 20th May 2011 (7.00pm for 7.30pm start) – In a spin.

For this “Friday Night at the Studio” session we will look at different techniques to create 360 degree rotating objects.

The session will include how to make a DIY table-top turn-table and how to use it.  We will also cover the post production techniques .

Cost £14 (includes the cost of materials for making your own turntable)

You can see other examples of spinning object on the studio model register pages for example….

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Friday, 13 May 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Friday 13th May 2011 – Falling With Syle

Another guest host for this week’s event.  Oaktree Photography‘s Diane Seddon will be leading this event.

Di will be guiding attendees through various techniques to create images of people apparently in mid-fall or looking as though they are defying gravity.

Price: £15

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Friday, 6 May 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Photographed By Mark Boadey

At this Friday Night at the Studio session, Ian will be handing over to, “New to Photo” podcast host Rick Bradbury……

Hi everyone Rick here.

This event will follow one rule.. Keep it simple and off camera.

I will be showing how to create some great portraits using just one light, be it a small speedlite which many of you may own or studio lights that you will find in a studio like Ian’s.

Why only one light?

  • Well is cheaper than 2,3,4,5… you get the idea.
  • You gotta start somewhere right?
  • Starting Simple = One Light
  • It will get the job done, corporate head shot, couple portrait, group portrait or individual portrait. They can all be lit by just One Light.

Visual Intermission …

Image © Copyright & Used With Permission of R J Bradbury

How are we going to shoot?

We will be shooting on a simple white paper background (insert bed sheet for you diyers), with this one background we can make it white, off white, grey or go dark/black.

What will be covered?

  • What little gear you need
  • But I don’t have a studio space?
  • Modifiers and recommended Gear for starting out.
  • Get to know your gear – Camera, Lights
  • Off Camera lighting basics
  • Exposure Variables & Finding good exposure with out a light meter.
  • Placing your light and your starting point, highlights and shadows & Reflectors
  • Inverse Square Law
  • Shooting… as much as we can do.

I will produce a hand out for the event with notes that can be referred back to and a little something extra ;)

Like the lighting there will be one model on this event (TBA) so spaces are limited to 6 photographers so we all get time to shoot.

What you need.

  • DSLR Camera & Lens
  • Speedlite/Flash Gun if you have one
  • If you have any questions about the lighting gear you have then bring that along.
  • Your good self :)
  • Oh and £20 (Preferably the correct money)

Cost £20

Time: 7pm till 10pm..ish :)

See you on May 6th :)

 

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Friday, 29 April 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Friday 29th April 2011 (10.00am till 4.00pm) – Antidote to a royal wedding – Trash the dress shoot.

Our lead model for this event will be Randi Imzadi – You can see her purestorm profile here: http://www.purestorm.com/Randiimzadi

Fed up with the Royal Wedding?  Want an excuse to get away from it? Come to our “Trash the Dress” shoot.

We will use some of the “urban decay” locations close to the studio for the first part of this event, which will see our model(s) climbing rusty fire-escapes, posing in front of shipping containers and sitting on crumbling walls.

Later in the day we will head up to the local parks where we will set up shots of the models lying in the fallen cherry blossom, climbing in the trees and hopefully splashing in a fountain too.

In the event of bad weather we will still do some work outside – such as models jumping and splashing in puddles before escaping the rain back in the studio, where we will finish trashing the dress(es) using with some paint based images.

1, 2 or 3 models depending on the number of photographers booked.

Price: £55 (does NOT include lunch)

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Saturday, 16 April 2011 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Digital Rain, Digital Lightning and Wet-look Glamour

This one day training event will teach how to create wet-look glamour images and to add rain effects and lightning effects in Photoshop.

During the morning we will spend 2-3hours in the studio working with one or more models (depending on the number of photographers attending) to create the wet-look glamour images which will be the basis of our completed shots.  During this time you will learn how to set up the lights needed to create the effects.  You will learn some of the tricks employed to create wet-look images, including how to make the water droplets more visible, and how to control where the water goes.  The session is a practical session and you will have plenty of opportunity to take photographs.

Please note: due to the nature of some of the images and techniques being demonstrated at this event the model(s) will be posing topless for some of the shots.  If this is likely to cause offence please do not book to come on this course.

After lunch (which is included in the price of the course) we go into a tutorial session where you will be shown how to use Photoshop to add digital rain and digital lightning effects to the images we created during the morning session.   If you have a laptop with Photoshop on it you are welcome to bring it with you and follow the tutorials as we go through them.  Alternatively you can sit back, watch and then try out the techniques at your leisure at home.  Either way you will be provided with printed notes on how to achieve the effects and a CD with a video screencast showing you the steps for both digital rain and digital lightning.

Our model for this event will be Sarah-Scarlett (as shown in the image above).

Cost £69 (includes lunch, printed notes,  and a disk with video tutorial)

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Friday, 15 April 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

For this “Friday Night at the Studio” event we will be looking at glamour photography.

EDIT:
Our lead model for the evening will be Purestorm’s Sarah-Scarlett.  See her purestorm profile here: http://www.purestorm.com/shobart If we get sufficient photographers booking I will arrange a second model to work alongside Sarah.

We will shoot a number of different set-ups using a range of glamour styles from soft focus 1950s style, via classic “page three” through to some more contemporary glamour styles.  If you have your own ideas for set-ups, there will be plenty of time to try those out too.

Please note that the model(s) will be working to topless for some of the the evening.

Cost: £26

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Sunday, 10 April 2011 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Four hours, four photographers, one fantastic model!  Just £50 each.

We are offering two sessions 10am-2pm and 3pm-7pm.  The number of photographers for each session will be limited to just four.  Kayleigh will be working up to nude.

Please see Kayleigh’s profile on purestorm for images of her (contains nudity)

Kayleigh describes herself as: “a model of many styles, including but not limited to: Alternative, Fetish, Commercial, Glamour, Artistic, Pin-Up, Boudoir/Burlesque, Fashion, Beauty and much more!”

Kayleigh is also a MUA and latex fashion designer (and she’ll be bringing the latex to the studio with her!)

Please contact me or if you if you wish to book for this day.  Alternatively if you are a Purestorm member you can send a PM directly to Kayleigh

 

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Friday, 8 April 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Friday 8th April 2011 (7.00pm till 10.00pm) – Strobist night.
For tonight’s Friday Night at the Studio event it is time to switch off the studio lights and work with your speedlights / flash guns.

Weather permitting we will spend plenty of time shooting outside.  Using some of the “urban decay” locations close to the studio and the park settings of Vernon and Woodbank parks.  Actually… even if it does rain I’m hoping to set-up some outdoor shots as a demo of how we can still shoot even in those conditions!

We will have 1, 2 or 3 models available (depending on number of photographers booked).

I am pleased to announce that our model for this event will be, purestorm’s Emma Lou.  You can see her profile here: http://www.purestorm.com/profile.aspx?id=emmaloux

Informal tuition and help setting up your lights will be available.

Cost £20

 

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Saturday, 2 April 2011 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Saturday 2nd April 2011 – Night photography and painting with light

Time 5.30pm onwards.
Location.  Christ Church Woodford, Chester Road, Woodford, Stockport. SK7 1PR (View Map).

(The above image shows model Krissi at a previous night photography workshop at woodford)

Christ Church Woodford has a very atmospheric churchyard, which we have permission to use for this event.

The event will start with a short tutorial on night time photography, including painting with light techniques, day for night and strobist techniques.  As the light fades we will have the opportunity to practice the techniques involved in balancing the fading daylight with artificial light.

Throughout the evening you will be able to work on your own images at your pace using the atmospheric church yard and the model(s).  Alternatively work with other photographers sharing ideas and techniques.  For those who need it I will be offering practical advice in small groups and one-to-one through out the event.

Once it is completely dark we will use painting with light techniques and multiple off-camera flash techniques.

Depending on the number of photographers booking to come we will have at least one model and probably two available to add ‘human interest’ into the atmospheric images we will be producing.  If we have a large number of photographers booking for this event additional models will be booked.

Printed notes detailing the techniques will be supplied and snacks / tea & coffee will be available throughout the event

This is the fourth time I have run a night photography event at Woodford and each time the event has proven to be very popular.

In addition to your camera for this event you will need to bring a tripod and a torch.  If you have an external flash gun, wireless flash triggers, and portable lighting stands you may wish to bring those as well.  I will have spare wireless triggers, flash guns, stands and even a spare tripod or two that can be borrowed on the night.  So if you don’t have your own don’t let that put you off booking for this event.

Cost £25.00 per person (if paid in advance) £30.00 if paid on the day.

To book a place on this event please contact me.  A £10 deposit secures a place.  You can pay your deposit or the full fee on-line using this page

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Friday, 1 April 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Fooled Ya! – 1st April from 7pm

This week’s “Friday Night at the Studio” event will be all about creating impossible images using “green screen” and other techniques.  We will look at a number of different techniques and tricks including….

Taking images of a desk top studio scene, taking images of a model against a greenscreen and the looking at the Photoshop techniques for combining the two together to create some impossible images.

Making a “cluedo” suspect card with the face of our model.

Adding our model to the front cover of a book or magazine.

Creating an image of a person coming out of a pile sweets.

While the set ups tonight will be a bit of fun – the techniques used are ones that can be used in the real world.  For example I have used the cluedo, book cover, and sweet images  used to publicise different plays for a local theatre.

The cost for this event is £15.00.

(Places limited to 8 photographers, contact me if you wish to book)

 

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Friday, 25 March 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

The price of this event is just £8.00.

At this weeks “Friday Night at the Studio” event we will be looking at different techniques for photographing splashes.  We will have a range of different set-up available for you to try out.

The set-ups will include photographing individual water droplets in a wine glass, dropping objects in to water and capturing the splash, pour water over hands, and if I can book a willing model for the evening the final set-up will include photographing the splash as a glass of water is thrown into someone’s face.

Maximum number of photographers for this evening will be 12.

Please contact me if you wish to come.

Essential Equipment:

  • Your camera + instruction manual if you are not familiar with it’s operation.

If you have any of the following please bring (don’t worry if you don’t have them)

  • Tripod
  • Macro lens
  • reversing ring
  • extension tubes
  • Speedlights (flash gun)
  • Radio trigers
  • Stands/clamps for speedlights
  • Remote control / cable release

I will have the following equipment available for you to use:

  • 3 x tripods
  • 2 x speedlights
  • Yonguno radio triggers (4 senders, 7 recievers)
  • 2 x light-weight Lighting stands
  • 6 x heavy-weight lighting stands
  • Other lighting sources ie Bowens studio lights
  • Various backgrounds and table-top studios
  • 1 x Canon macro lens
  • 3 x Canon fit extension tubes (only work with EF lenses, but you can always borrow on of my lenses too!).
  • Tea, coffee, cold drinks and biscuits!

 

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 18 March 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

18th March, from 7.00pm till 10.00pm.  Comic Relief special event.  Minimum donation to comic relief £20.  Maximum number 12 photographers.

We have Ely, Latvia (Laura) and Kayliegh from purestorm joining us at the studio for this very special event.

The theme of the evening will be red and white, in keeping with the comic relief theme, and the girls will be wearing red and white outfits for some fashion images.   But this is Ely and Laura, who are both best known for modelling art nude, so don’t be surprised if they try get you to part with just a little more cash in return for some more revealing images!

The final set of the evening will be a staged, shaving foam pie fight.  Ely, Laura and Kayliegh are no strangers to messy shoots, so this should be a fun set.   For the pie fight set we will set up constant lighting to enable all photographers to take photos at the same time.

To book your place please contact me

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Friday, 11 March 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Friday 11th March, from 7.00pm onwards.  Cost £16

*** UPDATE ***
Please note that due to illness Sarah (dark hair) will not be able to come tonight – in her place we have Rachael (See images of Rachael on Facebook).  Zoe is still coming.

For the first “model night” for “Friday Night at the Studio” we have two fantastic models, Zoe and Sarah.

Those who came to the studio opening on the Saturday will have met Zoe and Sarah and seen them in action.  Both are relatively new models so this is an early chance to work with them.

Both girls have agreed to work up to lingerie levels for this session.  The evening will start with some fashion images using different studio background and props.   The for part of the evening the girls will be posing in lingerie.

For more image of Zoe and Sarah taken at “Ian’s Studio” please view this gallery

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Friday, 4 March 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Friday 4th March, from 7.00pm – cost just £6.00.  Numbers limited to 15 photographers.

Our first “Friday Night at the Studio” event will be “Heroes and Villains” – at this event we will have several table top studios set-up showing how to create dramatic images of superhero and super-villain figures.  Some of the techniques will use one flash gun/speedlight (such as the hulk image above) others will involve the use of multiple speedlights.  I will also set up a “painting with light” studio so that you can create images with the figures using those techniques.

Please contact me if you wish to come.

Essential Equipment:

  • Your camera + instruction manual if you are not familiar with it’s operation.

If you have any of the following please bring (don’t worry if you don’t have them)

  • Tripod
  • Macro lens
  • reversing ring
  • extension tubes
  • Speedlights (flash gun)
  • Radio trigers
  • Stands/clamps for speedlights
  • Small torch / penlight
  • Remote control / cable release

I will have the following equipment available for you to use:

  • 3 x tripods
  • 2 x speedlights
  • Yonguno radio triggers (4 senders, 7 recievers)
  • 1 x torch
  • 2 x light-weight Lighting stands
  • 4 x heavy-weight lighting stands
  • Other lighting sources ie Bowens studio lights
  • Various backgrounds and table-top studios
  • 1 x Canon macro lens
  • 3 x Canon fit extension tubes (only work with EF lenses, but you can always borrow on of my lenses too!).
  • Too many to count Marvel superhero figures
  • Tea, coffee, cold drinks and biscuits!

Other example images….

NOT 26/365 - It's Clobberin' Time

NOT 4/365 - Fantastic Four

Spider-Man

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Sunday, 27 February 2011 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

 

Click here to view images from this event

 

The grand opening of “Ian’s Studio” will be on the weekend of 26-27 February. The studio will be open from 10.00am on both Saturday and Sunday. Please come down, take a look around, take some photos.

You don’t need to be a photographer – just pop-in, say hello, and help me celebrate the opening. If you are a photographer I’m planing that there will be at least one model in the main studio and hopefully a table top studio available for you to use.

Tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks will be available.

Special discounts will be available for studio hire, workshops and events if booked and paid for at the opening weekend (Workshop and Events Programme to be published shortly).

Directions

If you are heading up Turncroft Lane from Hall Street (A626) towards Woodbank Park, you pass New Zealand Road on the left, Woodbank works is the next opening on the left. The studio is in the building on the right (White entrance up a small flight of steps). As you come through the main gates parking is behind the building to the left of gates.

Map: http://bit.ly/i5CFCb

If you are coming please let me know – it will enable me to have the right number of tea bags! ;-) Please tell your friends.

[BOOK HERE]


Saturday, 26 February 2011 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

The grand opening of “Ian’s Studio” will be on the weekend of 26-27 February. The studio will be open from 10.00am on both Saturday and Sunday. Please come down, take a look around, take some photos.

You don’t need to be a photographer – just pop-in, say hello, and help me celebrate the opening. If you are a photographer I’m planing that there will be at least one model in the main studio and hopefully a table top studio available for you to use.

Tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks will be available.

Special discounts will be available for studio hire, workshops and events if booked and paid for at the opening weekend (Workshop and Events Programme to be published shortly).

Directions

If you are heading up Turncroft Lane from Hall Street (A626) towards Woodbank Park, you pass New Zealand Road on the left, Woodbank works is the next opening on the left. The studio is in the building on the right (White entrance up a small flight of steps). As you come through the main gates parking is behind the building to the left of gates.

Map: http://bit.ly/i5CFCb

If you are coming please let me know – it will enable me to have the right number of tea bags! ;-) Please tell your friends.

[BOOK HERE]