Event Archives – 2012

Here are the details of all the events that have been run by Ian’s Studio in 2012.   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, 28 December 2012 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

An afternoon in Vernon Park shooting winter fashion images.  Think winter coats, warm hats, gloves and scarf.  We will use a mix of available light and strobist techniques.

Our model for the event will be fashion model Laura K.  You can see here profile on  Purpleport: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/laurak2012/?referer=iansstudio and also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Laura-Kolbusz-Modelling-Page/173206629414315

We meet at Ian’s Studio as normal and will walk to the park which is literally 2 minutes up the road.

If you have your own strobist gear (speedlights, stands, modifiers etc) you might want to bring them along.  If not, you can use the studio equipment.

Price: £29

 

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Friday, 21 December 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
SOLD OUT!
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Free event for those how have been to the studio during 2012.  Bring some of the photos you have taken this year we will discuss and critique them, over drinks and mince pies.

We will also have a local model join us, so there will be a short opportunity to create some Christmas themed images.

Merry Christmas!

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Friday, 14 December 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Another of our popular table-top photography nights.  This week we will have the opportunity to create dramatic images of Lord of the Rings gaming miniatures and dioramas.

We will use lighting techniques to enhance the painting and construction of the figures and scenery.

Among the dioramas that will be available to work with will be a recreation of Weathertop and possibly a recreation of Khazad Dum.

To make the most of this event you will need a macro lens and/or extension tubes.  You will also need a tripod.  I have a couple of spare tripods at the studio that can be borrowed for the evening, and canon users can borrow extension tubes.

Price: £15

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Saturday, 8 December 2012 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Join us for a messy art nude workshop.  This time with model Debbie Anne

** NOTE : This workshop was going to be with Kiki Devine but sadly she is no longer available… instead our model will be Debbie Ann

We will work on a range of different messy art nude images, using different substances including, shaving foam, coloured paint/slime and food.  The emphasis for this day will be towards arty images but there will be time too for a few fun set-ups too!

You can see Debbie’s profile here:
http://purpleport.com/portfolio/star12/?referer=iansstudio and  http://www.purestorm.com/debbieann

You can see images from that previous workshop here: http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/kikimessy

 

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Friday, 7 December 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Glamour photography evening with an emphasis on the use of oil and water on the model’s body.

We will use lighting techniques to highlight the effects of oil on our subject’s body and making sure that water droplets will show up.

Our model will be working to glamour nude levels.

Our model for this event will be Jessie Robin  See: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/Jessie89/ for examples of her work.

Price: £29

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Friday, 30 November 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Join us for an evening creating Steam Punk style images with model Sevensin (aka Jess Wilcock) Although most of the shoot will be in the studio we may go outside for one or two sets of images. 

Jess is an experienced Steam Punk model who makes many of her own props.  You can see her profile on Purpleport: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/Sevensin/?referrer=ianbutty and even more of her image on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lucifers.angel3

Due to popular demand from photographers wanting to attend this event I have now booked a second model:  Samii Bliss  (See: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/Bliss/)

eFlyer image of Jess by Jen Hayden used with permission.

Event Price: £25

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Saturday, 24 November 2012 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Another is our series of messy workshops/shoots.  This time our model is the amazing Axa Jay.

Axa is a very experienced model who has done numerous messy shoots in the past, and can she can be found on many messy fetish websites.

Messy workshops / messy group shoots at Ian’s studio tend to be a mix between messy art nude set-ups and set-ups with a more messy fetish (sploshing) aspect to them.  Because of Axa’s experience the emphasis this time is going to be more towards the splosh style of shoot.  Although, there will be some time for some arty shots should anyone want to shoot that style.

Some example images from past messy shoots showing a lot of different styles can be found here: http://photos.imb.biz/messy-highlights

Axa’s modelling portfolio can be found here: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/axajay/?referrer=iansstudio

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.

£85 (Includes lunch)

Note: Full payment or a £25 deposit is required to reserve your place at this event.  To book and only pay a deposit use the booking form below but select “pay off-line” once you have submitted the booking go to this page:  http://www.ians-studio.co.uk/pay/ and pay the £25 deposit by paypal.

Image of Axa Jay by sploshagirl.com, used with permission.
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Friday, 23 November 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

At this Friday Night at the Studio event, we will be creating glamour images involving water splashes.

We will be using strobes in the studio to freeze the action as water is thrown at our glamour model.  We will work on a number of different set-ups from small splashes to large splashes.

For some of the images the model will be working clothed for others she will be nude.

Our model for this event will be BexH (See: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/bexh/?referer=iansstudio)

Price: £29

[BOOK HERE]


Saturday, 17 November 2012 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.

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.

Our model for this event will be the amazing Ivy Tenebrae (pictured in the eFlyer).

You can see some images taken at previous versions of this workshop in this gallery…
26 Nov 2011 – http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/vikiworkshop
27 Nov 2010 – http://photos.imb.biz/models/danniworkshop (at Pumkin Studio)
15 May 2010 – http://photos.imb.biz/models/faithstudio (at Calumet)

The cost for the event is £69.00. (includes lunch and printed notes)

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 16 November 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Join us for a fast paced shooting evening.  Shoot against the clock and decide how many minutes to allocate to each of the evenings set-ups

The evening has been designed to be fun, but also to allow you to learn how to shoot under pressure.

Our model for the evening is Victoria Claire.  Victoria will be working at a range of modelling levels and genres including fashion, lingerie, topless and implied nude.

You can see Victoria’s model profile on Purestorm: http://www.purestorm.com/profile.aspx?id=VictoriaClaire (Note: contains nudity)

Price: £25

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Saturday, 10 November 2012 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

In this full-day workshop you will learn how to work with both models and members of the public on your photo shoots.  The workshop will be led jointly by Ian M Butterfield and Rick Bradbury

You will learn techniques for interacting with your subjects to bring out their personality.  How to find poses which work well for your subject.

We will work with both male and female models and also look at how to pose couples.

Price: £85 (Includes buffet lunch and printed notes)

A deposit of £25 is required to secure you place on this workshop.

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Friday, 9 November 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Outdoor photography at night with multiple speedlights/strobes.  Weather permitting we will shoot in the grounds of the works and look at different ways to illuminate both model and location.

If you have your own strobist gear please bring it with you.  If you haven’t we have enough kit at the studio to work with.

The model for this event will be Hazel Clarke you can see Hazel’s portfolio on Purestorm: http://www.purestorm.com/Hazel305 and images from a previous shoot at the studio here: http://photos.imb.biz/models/shoot/hazel

Price: £20

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Friday, 2 November 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Take the challenge of working with a male model to create stunning art nude images.

We will look at different posing and lighting techniques for working with male models.  We will start with semi clothed images, and  progress through to full male nude.

The model for this event will be Neil Thomas.  You can see Neil’s profile on Purpleport here: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/NeilThomas/?referrer=ianbutty

Price: £29

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Friday, 26 October 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

In tonight’s session we look at creating silhouettes.  We will look at different styles of silhouettes including clothed images and art nude images.There will also be opportunities to create some silhouette bodyscape images such as this…

I am please to announce that the model for this event will be Strawberry Venom (aka Kayleigh).  Kayleigh is a regular at the studio and when it comes to creating body shapes with her poses she is the best.  Expect to get some unique images at this event.  Her profile can be seen on Purestorm: http://www.purestorm.com/profile.aspx?id=Strawberry_Venom

 Price £29

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Sunday, 21 October 2012 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Weekly on Sunday Afternoons 3.00pm till 5.30pm (approx) from 21st October 2012

The course will consist of eight sessions (session 5 on glamour, boudoir, & art nude is optional).  Each session will be two and half hours in length.

Each session will look at one or two related genres of photography.  We will cover techniques and equipment, and I will be providing practical advice and where appropriate I’ll share experiences from a professional perspective.

  • Session 1 :  Travel and Architecture
  • Session 2 : Available light portraiture and Weddings
  • Session 3 : Off Camera flash and strobist techniques
  • Session 4 : Studio portrature
  • Session 5 : Glamour, boudoir and art nude photography
  • Session 6 : Events, theatre and performance photography
  • Session 7 : Macro, product and commercial photography
  • Session 8 : Sports and wildlife photography

Each session will leave you with some homework to reinforce the skills and techniques we have talked about.

Price:
8 Sessions: £165.
or 7 Sessions (omitting session 5) : £155

The course is aimed at photographers who have a reasonable level of photographic knowledge.  I have designed the course to be particularly suitable for those who have already completed my “Introduction to Digital Photography” course.  If you have not completed that course, you should have an understanding of photographic techniques such as exposure, aperture, controlling depth of field, etc.  Experience of using flash guns is useful but not essential.  As with any course the time spent on any given subject will be tailored to reflect the current knowledge and experience of those attending.

Printed course materials will be provided to all attendees.  Throughout the course there will be opportunities should you wish to have your photographs assessed to help you improve.

Places on the course will be limited.  

Please note: The course is designed for users of DSLR cameras.  If you have a “compact” camera or a “bridge” camera please contact me to discuss its suitability for this course.

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Friday, 19 October 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

The theme for tonight’s “Friday Night at the Studio” event will be dance.  We will be working with a professional dancer to create dance related images.

Throughout the evening there will be chances to photograph ballet poses, charleston (1920s flapper) and modern jazz dance styles.

Our model is pro dancer : Candymayfalls – http://www.purestorm.com/profile.aspx?id=candymayfalls.

Price: £25

[BOOK HERE]


Saturday, 13 October 2012 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Plaza, Mersey Square, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK1 1SP

I have been accepted to lead one of the the Scott Kelby World Wide Photo Walks.  Mine will be round Stockport (don’t laugh… we have plenty of history and lots of interesting things to photograph here!).  It’s on Saturday 13th October.

If anyone wants to join me on the Stockport walk you can sign up on the Scott Kelby site: http://worldwidephotowalk.com/walk/stockport-united-kingdom/ if you are elsewhere in the country there are lots of other walks taking place all on the same day.

For those who haven’t heard of the World Wide Photo Walks – they are now an annual event and last year there were over 1000 Photo Walks and over 28,000 people who participated around the world.  It’s becoming a big photographic event and I really pleased that I’ve been accepted as one of the walk leaders.

Price: FREE –
Please book via the Scott Kelby site: http://worldwidephotowalk.com/walk/stockport-united-kingdom/

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Friday, 12 October 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Zombie Candy (aka Amber) will be returning to the studio for this event.  Amber will be working to nude levels.  

Using low-key lighting, and some of the studio props and sets we will work with Amber to create a series of erotic nude images.

Price: £35

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Friday, 5 October 2012 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: £15

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Friday, 28 September 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Time for some mud and blood… at tonight’s event we will give you the opportunity to create an image of a muddied and bloodied warrior.

The model for the event will be Dante-Layla.  Dante-Layla has worked with me previously to create images in this style.

The archive of images created from my previous messy warrior shoot with Dante-Layla can be found here:  http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/dantemessy  (Warning: The second set of messy images in the archive contains some topless nudity).

Creating the messy warrior look will not take the entire evening.  The first part of the evening we will use make-up techniques and work with Dante to create a battered and bruised boxer look.

Note:  We are working with messy substances as part of this shoot, while it is not intended that photographers will get messy, you might wish to wear old clothes just in case.

Price: £25

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Sunday, 23 September 2012 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 go through the day looking at different scenes that wedding photographers have to photograph.

We conclude the workshop with the chance to photograph bride and groom models.
(Please note: 4 or more attendees are required to be able to book both bride and groom models.  If there are 2 or 3 attendees on the workshop we will only have a bride model to shoot.  With only 1 attendee I can still run the workshop as a one-to-one training session but would not be able to offer the chance to shoot). 

Cost £69 (Includes lunch and notes)

Full payment or a deposit of £25 is required to secure a place – please book using the form below.  To pay only a deposit select pay on arrival when booking and then pay the deposit on-line via this page.

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Friday, 21 September 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

With the addition of a smoke machine to the studio, tonight we are going to look at glamour photography with a smoke look to it.

Think dark backgrounds, coloured gels picking up the smoke.  Our model will be working to glamour nude for this event.

Due to the nature of using a smoke machine in a relatively small studio we will not be able to have the machine running for the entire evening.  In between sets using the smoke we will look at other glamour techniques such as using oil on the models body and creating a wet look effect (without using the studio shower).

UPDATE: 20 Sept – We have a change of model for this event.  Our new model will be Vellocet  http://www.purestorm.com/profile.aspx?id=Vellocet (Link contains nudity)

Price: £29

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Wednesday, 19 September 2012 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

The recent “wet and wild” glamour shoot using the shower in the studio proved to be so successful that people are asking me to run it again!  

This time it will be on a Wednesday and you can choose to come during the afternoon to shoot with one model or come in the evening and shoot with two models under the shower.  Or better still why not come to both?

The models will be working to glamour nude levels and there will also be opportunities to shoot clothed shots under the shower too.

I can confirm two out of three of the models for this event.  The two models for the evening session will be:

Dolcie DeBauch (http://purpleport.com/portfolio/dolciedebauch/?referrer=iansstudio)
and Shona Clayton (http://www.purestorm.com/profile.aspx?id=ivy_model)
NOTE: Both profiles contain nudity.

The model for the afternoon session will be confirmed shortly.

Prices:
Afternoon session (2pm till 5pm) 1 model : £29
Evening session (7pm till 10pm) 2 models :  £35
Both sessions: £60 

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 14 September 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

A good make up artist can make a real difference to the images we shoot.  Tonight we will work with a talented local MUA.  The theme of shoot will be the bold and beautiful.

For tonight’s event we will be paying the MUA but the models will be working on a TF* (“Time For”) basis, which means if you book you MUST agree to supply them (and the MUA) with copies of your images so that they can use them in their portfolios.

We aim to have three different models at the studio, the first of whom will be made-up by the make-up artist prior to the event starting the other models will be made-up during the evening while we are shooting.

The make-up artist for the event will be Zoe Rhodes.  We have all three models confirmed for the event they are Dante-Layla, Ivy Tenebrae and Elise Summers

Profiles….
Zoe: http://www.modelmayhem.com/2604912
Dante: http://www.purestorm.com/profile.aspx?id=Wi1derness
Elise: http://www.purestorm.com/Elise_Summers
Ivy : http://purpleport.com/portfolio/ivytenebrae/?referrer=iansstudio

Subject to agreement from the models, for anyone who is interested there there will be a brief opportunity to take “before” images of the models which you can then combine with the main images to create a “before and after” pairing.

Obviously these image will need to be take early because of the length of time it will take for the make-up to be done.  Dante’s before session will be at 5:50pm; Ivy’s at 6:50pm and Elise’s at 7:50pm.

Please note if you decide to shoot before images of Dante at 5:50pm there will be noone else to shoot for an hour until Ivy arrives for her before images at 6:50pm.

Price: £25

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Saturday, 8 September 2012 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Book by the hour.  £60 per hour including model fee and studio fees.  Ian available, as ever to set up lights and offer any assistance you require.  Coffee, tea and biscuits also available!

9am – 10am Booked
10am – 11am Booked
11am – 12noon Booked
12noon – 1pm Booked

The rest of the day is still available.

Carla will be working working to fashion, glamour and art nude.  You can see Carla’s profile on Purpleport: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/carlamulhearn/?referrer=iansstudio

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Friday, 7 September 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Tonight’s event will be something a bit different.  This latest event in our popular table-top photography events will enable you photograph water drop collisions.  Photographer Stephen Ennis will be bring to the studio a specialist set-up which not only controls the flash, but controls the number and rate of water dropletsThe set-up uses electronics and solenoids to control the water droplets and there by ensure ensure we can capture spectacular droplet collisions every shots.

Example images using these techniques can be found here: http://photos.imb.biz/studio/waterdropcolide

In addition to this I will show you how you can still create interesting water droplet images using very basic items you can find around the home.

In addition to your camera if you have any of the following please bring your macro lens or extension tubes, tripod, flash, cable release or remote trigger.  If you don’t have these things there will be plenty at the studio to share but it is always easier to use your own gear.

Price: £15

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Saturday, 1 September 2012 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

In this workshop we will look at a number of different techniques for creating Boudoir style images.  The workshop will look at different lighting techniques and the use of different props and a few cheats for creating a boudoir set

I am pleased to announce that the model for this workshop will be Wendy Louise.  I have worked with Wendy on several occasions in the past.  Most recently when she came to the studio for a “glamour cliches” event.  You can see images from that event here: http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/wendylousecliche

Wendy Louise will be working to topless/implied nude for this workshop.

Printed notes and lunch will be provided.

Price: £69

A deposit of £25 is required to secure your place.

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 31 August 2012 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

For tonight’s studio event I have the pleasure of welcoming mature model Louise to the studio.  We will work with Louise to create images of a “Classy, sophisticated mature woman who is still young at heart”

This will be a great opportunity to add stylish portraits of a mature woman to your portfolio. I’m sure the images we create will not add variety to and enhance your folio, but they will be great to show as examples of portrait work.

Louise says she also has a naughty side and can work across a lot of styles/genres.  Because of this we are offering an “after hours” shoot from 10pm till 11pm where Louise will be posing for art nude images for this extra hour.

You can see Louise’s profile on Purpleport: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/silkythighslou/?referrer=iansstudio and on purestorm: http://www.purestorm.com/silkythighslou

Price: £25 (7pm till 10pm, Fashion levels only);  
£35 (7pm till 11pm, includes 1hr nude work 10pm till 11pm)

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Tuesday, 28 August 2012 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

IMB & TH Shoot with CharlieZ

Ref #-80

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Friday, 24 August 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
SOLD OUT!
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

I am please to announce that tonight’s Friday Night at the studio event will be a nude shoot with Mansfield based model Black Beauty aka Illy.

Illy is a well established glamour nude and art nude model with an excellent portfolio of images which can be found on purpleport: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/blackbeauty/?referrer=iansstudio and also on Purestorm: http://www.purestorm.com/illy_xx .  Take a look at her work (as you would expect it contains nudity) and I am sure you will want to shoot with Illy.

Price: £29

[BOOK HERE]


Sunday, 19 August 2012 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

This is a full day workshop…. EXCEPT… it takes place over an afternoon and an evening.  Throughout this workshop you will learn how and when to use your flash on camera and how to get your flash off camera.

Course Overview:
———————
On Camera Flash
– TTL metering
– Flash exposure compensation
– Techniques for using diffusers
– Flash bouncing – including using reflector and simple ‘fun’ card reflectors
– High Speed Sync
– Second Curtain Sync
– Using a TTL cable

Off-Camera Flash
– Triggering the flash
– Flash modifiers
– Other strobist gear
– Using your flash in manual mode
– Lighting set-ups for one, and two flash shooting
– Over powering the sun techniques

Printed notes will be supplied  The training would NOT be classroom style. It would be practical training centred round shooting a model.  Some of the course will involve shooting outside.

The model for the event will be Sarah Mansfield.  You can find her Purpleport profile here:
http://purpleport.com/portfolio/SarahLMansfield/?referrer=iansstudio
and images from my recent shoot with Sarah here:
http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/sarahm

A sandwich/buffet tea will be provided.

Price: £69

A deposit of £25 is required to secure your place on this workshop.  The deposit (or full fee can be paid here: http://www.ians-studio.co.uk/pay/

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Friday, 17 August 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

A change to our program sees local model Dante-Layla join us for a strobist night in and around Vernon and Woodbank Parks.

In addition to working on location portraits we will also work on some movement based ideas – such as freezing the action and second curtain sync. (for those whose camera/flash support it).  Depending on the weather conditions we may also go down to the river for some shots in and around the water.

This will be a great opportunity to work with a fun model and to develop your off-camera flash techniques.

Dante-Layla’s profile on Purestorm can be found here: http://www.purestorm.com/Wi1derness

Price £22

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Wednesday, 15 August 2012 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Tinted Cream is a very experienced model working at lots of levels and styles up to art nude throughout the day.

We will work on a number of images throughout the day including fashion, silhouettes, fashion nude (art nude but with a single item of clothing eg a jacket), and a lot more besides.

You can find Tinted Cream’s portfolio on PurplePort: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/tintedcream/?referrer=iansstudio and on Purestorm: http://www.purestorm.com/TintedCream  (Note: both profiles contain artistic nudity).

A minimum of two photographers will be required for this event to run

Price: £69
A £25 Deposit is required to reserve you place on this workshop.  You can pay the deposit or the full amount here on-line here. 

 

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Friday, 10 August 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

This week we return to a glamour theme for the evening.  We will be concentrating on glamour images with a water element to them.

For this event I will be setting up a shower in the studio, and appropriate lighting.  There will be opportunities to create wet-clothing images (caught in the rain style); wet-look glamour images (including wet t-shirt) and shower images (model with soap and sponge under the shower).

Our model for the event will be Stevie-Jay.  You can see Stevie’s profile on Purpleport: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/StevieJay/?referrer=iansstudio

Price: £29

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Saturday, 4 August 2012 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
SOLD OUT!
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Learn Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 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 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

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 3 August 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

This weeks event will be a mix of fashion and glamour. We will be working with model Bea Udl. Bea is one of the models I have been working with this week in the studio creating some new messy inspired images, Bea is a great model and well worth shooting with.
You can see images from Bea’s messy shoot here: http://photos.imb.biz/model/bea (NSFW – there’s a little bit of topless nudity)

Think fashion with a glamour edge to it.  Think glamour where the clothing hints at what it conceals.  Think capturing the motion of the clothes as the model moves.

Bea will be working to implied topless / tasteful topless.

Bea: facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/be.poletastic

Price £25

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Friday, 27 July 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
SOLD OUT!
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

For tonight’s event we welcome new model Sarah Mansfield to the Studio.  Tonight’s theme is Powerful Portraits and we will be looking at creating both studio and location portraits.  (Weather permitting).

If you have your own ‘strobist’ gear please bring it along with you.  If not there is plenty of gear at the studio that you can use.

The evening will be a mix of portraiture using studio lighting and using strobes and available light.  Sarah will be working to fashion levels and possibly a lingerie set up.

Price: £20

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Friday, 20 July 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
SOLD OUT!
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

For tonight’s Friday Night at the Studio event, I am please to welcome back to the studio Karen R for another Glamour Nude event.

This will be Karen’s second visit to the studio.  Karen is a very experienced glamour model who will work with us to create a number of different styles of glamour image across all her levels from clothed to full nude.

Karen’s profiles can be found on Purestorm and on PurplePort [Please note that the profiles contain nudity]

Price: £29

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Friday, 13 July 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Tonight’s “Friday Night at the Studio” event will again be hosted by Rick Bradbury.  For tonight’s Friday night event it’s time to shoot with 1 two 3 lights. 

I have run a One Light Night twice before at the studio, it was all about the basics of flash exposure. It’s now time to kick it up a gear and shoot starting with 1 light then moving to 2 and finally 3.

I will be on hand to set up some light sets if needed, but the idea is for you to take the bull by the horns so to speak and have at it.  See what different images you can create.

First hour will be shooting with 1 light, any modifier you want, inside or outside the studio (weather permitting).  Experiment with light position, working distance from a background and test your self to see how many different images you can make using this simple setup.  We can get you shooting pretty quick in this set as multiples lights with different modifiers can be set up ready to switch out.

Second hour (with outfit change) will be bringing in a second light. Now you have a key and a fill, or key and background light, Key light & hair light, Key light & rim light.  Experiment & think outside the box.

Third Hour (with outfit change) we will add a third light opening up yet more options.

I want this event to be more about shooting some great images and experimenting with light placement, I will of course be on hand to help or answer any questions you may have.

I can’t wait to see what image you can come up with.

Oh I may need a willing volunteer to help rig lights, just so its keeps things moving fast during the evening.

Our Model for the event will be Strawberry Venom

http://www.modelmayhem.com/889826 

Price for this great evenings shooting?  £20

The ideal number will be 5 photographers, but if more sign up I will look at arranging a second model.

Rick

TO BOOK FOR THIS EVENT PLEASE EMAIL RICK DIRECTLY: rick@ians-studio.co.uk

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Friday, 6 July 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
SOLD OUT!
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

For tonight’s event we look at low key images.  Think dark backgrounds (not always black), think shadows, think side lighting.

I am pleased to announce that the model for this event will be Zombie Candy aka Amber Dolovak Amber has been to the studio twice before and has proved a big hit both times. You can see her profile on purpleport here: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/zombiecandy/?referrer=iansstudio and on Purestorm here:http://www.purestorm.com/ZombieCandy

(And yes, that is Amber in the image I am using to promote this event)

We will also look at techniques to add a little colour to the dark background including the use of gels, and using coloured background but allowing them to go dark using the inverse square law.

Price: £29

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Sunday, 1 July 2012 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 go through the day looking at different scenes that wedding photographers have to photograph.

We conclude the workshop with the chance to photograph bride and groom models.
(Please note: 4 or more attendees are required to be able to book both bride and groom models.  If there are 2 or 3 attendees on the workshop we will only have a bride model to shoot.  With only 1 attendee I can still run the workshop as a one-to-one training session but would not be able to offer the chance to shoot). 

Cost £69 (Includes lunch and notes)

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Friday, 29 June 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Something a bit different for this “Friday Night at the Studio” event.  I keep getting people asking me what is involved in getting an LRPS or and ARPS from the Royal Photographic Society.

At this event I will explain the process.  Show you my LRPS and ARPS panels and provide you with some feedback/critique on any panels you are planing to submit to the society.

Please Note: Although I am a member of the RPS and I have an ARPS distinction.  I hold no position with the RPS and this session is not authorised by the RPS.  The views expressed are my own and are based on lessons I learned while preparing my own images for submission.

Price: £10

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Sunday, 24 June 2012 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Another in our series of popular messy days.  This time we will work with two established glamour models to create messy images involving two models and messy substances.

This event is designed to build on the topics covered at the Messy Art Nude Workshops run earlier this year.  This time we will be working on images that require two models to create.  This day is ideal for those who have previously attended one of the workshops.  (although that is not a prerequisite).

Our models will be working up to nude levels. And there is plenty of scope within the day to work on messy ideas that those attending may wish to bring to the event.  If you have a very specific idea you wish to try please let me know before hand so that I can schedule the different set-ups in the most efficient way.

I am pleased to announce that the models will be “Blue Saphire”  (http://www.purestorm.com/BlueSapphire – contains nudity) and [Name Removed] 

The types of images I expect we will work on include art and glamour nude images where the poses involve both models.  We will also work on some pie fight and/or food fight images.

Here’s some messy ideas to get start you thinking…. http://photos.imb.biz/messy-highlights

(As you might expect the gallery contains artistic nudity)

You can see example images from the March 24th messy workshop (with Kiki Devine as the model) here: http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/kikimessy;
You can also see images created at last months messy workshop here: http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/bexmessy

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.

We require a minimum of three photographers to book for this event to take place.

Price: £95 (Includes Lunch) [This event is a little more expensive than the others due to the fact that we need to book two models for the day]

A deposit of £25 is required to secure your place you may pay your deposit on-line here: http://www.ians-studio.co.uk/pay/

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Friday, 22 June 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

This event will again be hosted and led by Rick Bradbury.  At it we will be looking at and working with shadows but not just shadows on our subject.  We will be looking at making abstract images, photographing shadows and shapes both with and with out a subject in frame, as well as using shadows to create interesting patterns on the background and may be even fool the images viewer.

Rick Writes…..

Shadows are an important aspect of any photograph as they create depth and shape in what is a 2 dimensional image. They can also create mood, but they have to be delivered well and made part of the composition like in the image above.

You will be shooting allot and have free run to experiment with light placement and shadow placement as well as creating interesting backgrounds using shadows of objects, props or a person or two.

What you will need:

  • Camera and Kit lens
  • Memory Cards
  • Anything that can have a light fired at it to create a pattern / shadow on the background.  I will bring a few items but feel free to bring what you have.

Cost £20 per photographer.

If possible please bring correct money as it’s easier to deal with and also pay the model that way.

The model for this event will be Bex Lendon: http://www.modelmayhem.com/1400463#

I look forward to working with you and seeing the result you create on the night.

Rick
http://www.rjbradbury.com
http://www.newtophoto.com

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Friday, 15 June 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

This weeks event will be led and hosted by Scottish Geek Photography’s Stephen Roberts.  At this event you will have the opportunity to shoot a mixture of latex fashion and art nude with model Strawberry Venom.

Strawberry Venom is a regular model at the studio and is one of the countries leading models for latex outfits.  She has been widely published in magazines such as Bizarre, Amateur Photographer.  You can see her Purestorm profile here: http://www.purestorm.com/Strawberry_Venom

In addition to modelling a number of designer outfits Miss Venom will also be posing for some art nude images.

Price: £29

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Friday, 8 June 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

This event will be a re run (with a twist) of a popular event at Ian’s Studio the One Light Night.  The last time this was run back in May 2011 it was a popular event and we have requests to re-run it so others can attend.  Again the event will be hosted and run by “New to Photos”‘s Rick Bradbury

Rick writes……

For this event we will be working with just one light, why?  Well you can truly do allot with just that one single light and it’s a great place to start if you are new to using light or flashes. The key when starting out is keep it simple, start somewhere and then move on…that somewhere is with One Light.

During this event I will cover the basics of finding a good (no such thing as correct) flash exposure so you can start to practice and become comfortable with dialling in a good exposure with your camera and your light.  Remember I said Your and this is where the twist comes in.. I want you to bring your speedlite (what most people start with) your modifier (if you have one), your stand and bracket and your wireless triggers. But the studio has studio lights we can use?  Yup it does but using those lights won’t help you with getting to learn and know your gear.

You will be using your gear, learning about flash exposure and making the images happen yourself (with my help), I’m not going to use a light meter and tell you what settings because that’s of no help to you, this event is designed to help beginners to flash photography and using one light.  So if you have some lighting gear but have yet to learn how to use it then this is for you.  Of course regular studio event attendees/advanced photographers are more than welcome but this is to help people new to using off camera lighting.

We will look at where to start with gear/ modifiers and positioning your light (a subjective choice).  Learning the basics will help your photography far more than buying new gear any day and with the skills learnt (then practiced!) you will be free to attend future studio events with out these basics getting in the way.. freeing you up to shoot shoot shoot.

I look forward to meeting you at the event and starting you on your journey with off camera lighting and kick starting your to gaining control of the gear you own.

What you will need.

  • Your Camera and kit lens (feel free to bring other lens but keep it simple)
  • Your speedlite (one) and some batteries (bring spares)
  • Your wireless triggers, the studio has triggers available but if your have your own bring them.
  • Your Stands and brackets if you’re unsure on how they work/set up.
  • Your modifier (but only one) if you have one.
  • Questions – if you have any about this stuff then write them down.  I’m not leaving until I answer them all.
  • Desire to learn and get to know your own gear and further your photography, this wont cover it all but it will get you started and on your way.

Cost £25

If possible please bring the correct money.

Details of our model for this event will be released in due course.

Rick
www.rjbradbury.com
www.newtophoto.com

 


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Friday, 1 June 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

At tonight’s Friday night at the studio session we will be looking at how to create multiplicity style images.

With the help of a model, we will set up a number of different scenes in which the model will appear multiple times.  Examples of the type of image we may create include a six armed person; a poker scene where our model is playing all the players, or an outdoor scene where the model is in the scene many times.

Our model for this event will be Laura Jo : http://purpleport.com/portfolio/laurajo/  Laura will be working to lingerie levels (or possibly implied topless for one scene).

Weather permitting some of these images may be created outside in Vernon park.

Price £20

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Saturday, 26 May 2012 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

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It is with regret that I have to cancel this event. I have just been informed that the model is no longer available. As I am about to head off to tonight’s shoot at the studio I know I don’t have the time to find a suitable replacement for the event. My apologies to those who had booked. I will reschedule the event.
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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.

The model for this event will be Sarah-Scarlett  (http://purestorm.com/shobart or http://purpleport.com/portfolio/sarahscarlett)

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

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Friday, 25 May 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Tonight we will be working with an an art nude model and one or more live snakes.  

In addition to figure style art nude images with the snake draped over our model, we will attempt to create some “temptation” style images incorporating model, snake and an apple.

I am also looking into the possibility of having the model working with some large spiders!

Our model for this event will be Amber (aka “Zombie Candy”) Purestorm Profile: http://www.purestorm.com/ZombieCandy Purpleport Profile: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/zombiecandy/  (Both contain nudity)

We take the well being of all the animals involved in this shoot very seriously.  The snakes will be provided by an experienced snake handler who will take care of all the animals involved in the shoot.  Amber herself keeps snakes and spiders and is thus used to handling them.

Price: £29

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Saturday, 19 May 2012 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

At this full day event we will work with an established glamour model to create a different images using water and different messy substances such as chocolate & cream, foam, paints, and slime.

This event is designed to build on the topics covered at the Messy Art Nude Workshops run earlier this year.  We will be working on different images from those we created in the workshop, and thus this day is ideal for those who have previously attended one of the workshops.  (although that is not a prerequisit).

I am really pleased to be able to announce that our model for this event will be Bex H – Bex has already done two shoots at the studio (Glamour Costumes and Double Trouble) you can see her profile on purpleport: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/bexh/ and on purestorm: http://www.purestorm.com/Bex_H

Bex will be working up to nude levels. There is plenty of scope within the day to work on messy ideas that those attending wish to bring to the event.  If you have a very specific idea you wish to try please let me know before hand so that I can schedule the different set-ups in the most efficient way.

For the benefit of those who have recently done the workshop with Kiki Devine, we will be working with a different model on this occasion.  I will announce details of the model at a later date.

Here’s some messy ideas to get start you thinking…. http://photos.imb.biz/messy-highlights
(As you might expect the gallery contains artistic nudity)

You can see example images from the March 24th messy workshop (with Kiki Devine as the model) here: http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/kikimessy

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.

We require a minimum of three photographers to book for this event to take place.

Price: £80 (Includes Lunch)

A deposit of £25 is required to secure your place you may pay your deposit on-line here: http://www.ians-studio.co.uk/pay/

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Friday, 18 May 2012 1:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

One of the limitations with macro photography is the very shallow depth of field.  At this Friday night event we will explore the use of focus stacking when doing macro photography work.

If you have your own macro lenses, or extension tubes please bring them along.  If you are a canon shooter I will have some that you can borrow.

Other kit to bring: tripod and focusing rails if you have them.  (Don’t panic if you don’t as I have both at the studio that you can use).  If you wish to follow through the focus stacking techniques on your own laptop you are welcome to bring that along too.

Once we have taken a set of images, I will guide you through techniques for combining the images together to get that all important wide depth of field.

(Note: event image of beads shows a standard macro shot without foucus stacking)

Price £15

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Monday, 14 May 2012 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

I have had requests recently from photographers looking for group shoots during the working week.  To that end I’ve arrange a shoot with model “Porcelain Dancer”

The event will be in two parts:

10.00am till 1.15pm – Fashion, lingerie and dance
1.45pm till 4.00pm – Art Nude

You may book for either or both sessions.

You can find Porcelain Dancer (aka Belle)’s profile on Purpleport: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/belle/ and on Purestorm: http://www.purestorm.com/profile.aspx?id=belledelaney

If we have a lot of photographers booking for this event. I will book a second model and set-up an additional shooting area in the empty office space above the studio.

Price:
Morning only: £40
Afternoon only: £50
Both sessions: £69

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Saturday, 12 May 2012 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Learn Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 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 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

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 11 May 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Think Bogart and Hepburn.  Think trilbies and trench coats.  Think of the golden age of black and white Hollywood film noire movies.

Working with male and female models we will create images lit and shot in film noire style.  If the weather is suitable we will split our time between in studio and outdoor images.

I am pleased to announce that the female model for this event will be Hollie Gee.  You can see her profile on Purpleport: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/holliegee or Purestorm: http://www.purestorm.com/HollieGee

The male model will be announced shortly.

Price: £29

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Monday, 7 May 2012 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Following the success of East Monday’s Glamour/Art Nude day, I will be running another two model day.

I am pleased to announce that one of the models for this day will be Amber (aka “ZombieCandy”)  you can find her profile on purestorm: http://www.purestorm.com/ZombieCandy.  At this event Amber will be modelling at a mixture of different levels up to art nude.

Details of the other model the levels that they will be working to will be announced shortly.

If I can get enough photographers booking for this event I will book two models to be at the studio all day (A second shooting area will be available in the empty offices upstairs).  If I can’t get enough for that then we will have one model in the morning and a different model in the afternoon.

I need a minimum of three photographers for the event to run at all.  A minimum of seven to have two models available for the whole day.

Price: £69 (Does NOT include lunch)

Please can people pay a £20 deposit to secure their place.  You can pay your deposit on-line here:  http://www.ians-studio.co.uk/pay/


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Friday, 4 May 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Something a little different for the glamour photographers out there.  A chance to shoot some costume orientated glamour images.

Our model for the evening will be BexH (See: http://www.purestorm.com/Bex_H).  Bex will be bringing a large range of fun outfits to the shoot, including: super-girl, French maid, sexy nurse, and a policewoman outfit.

We will be concentrating on creating cheeky glamour images and pin-up poses.  Think carry-on, think seaside postcard!

Bex will be working to topless levels.

If I get sufficient photographers booking for this event I will book a second glamour model and set-up a second shooting are in the empty offices above the studio.

Price: £25

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Saturday, 28 April 2012 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.

Our model will be Rachael Fairburn (http://www.purestorm.com/Rachael_F).

You can see some images taken at previous versions of this workshop in this gallery…
26 Nov 2011 – http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/vikiworkshop
27 Nov 2010 – http://photos.imb.biz/models/danniworkshop (at Pumkin Studio)
15 May 2010 – http://photos.imb.biz/models/faithstudio (at Calumet)

The cost for the event is £69.00. (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, 27 April 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

This week we will be looking at high speed photography.  Using a blackout, long exposures and sound or optical triggers we aim to capture splashes, bursting balloons, etc.

For those wanting to have a go at dropping objects into a tank you might like to know I now have a bigger tank available at the studio!

For those who came to the food photography evening we ARE going to restage the strawberry and cream shot – but this time with a bit of help from an optical trigger!

Price £15

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Friday, 20 April 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Replacement event for dance dance dance.  Model RachaelF

£10 per photographers

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Friday, 13 April 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Time for another Mega Model Night!  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.

We currently have the following models confirmed:

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

Price: £12 Entrance.
(Additional charges *may* be made by some models if you wish to shoot them topless or nude)

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Monday, 9 April 2012 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Not a formal workshop, but a chance to try out some art nude and some glamour nude set ups.  Come with ideas of what you want to create, and work with the models throughout the day.

We will have two models with us this day one in the morning the other in the afternoon.

I am pleased to announce that one of the models for the day will be Rosie M.  Rosie will be the “Art Nude” model for the event.  Rosie was last at the Studio for an Art Nude workshop in February.

You can see Rosie’s Purestorm profile here: http://purestorm.com/rosie_m_7 and you can some of the images from the Art Nude Workshop with Rosie here: http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/rosieartnude (all these links contain artistic nudity).

I am pleased to be able to announce that the second model for this event will be “Karen R.”
You can find her profile on purestorm : http://www.purestorm.com/profile.aspx?id=KarenR (Contains nudity)

Karen is a very experience glamour nude model and being able to shoot glamour with her AND art nude with Rosie M on the same day for a bargain price of just £65 is not to be missed….!

This event is ideal for those who have previously attended the art nude workshops we have run a the studio and wish to build on that.

This event is ideal for those who have previously attended the art nude workshops we have run a the studio and wish to build on that.

Please note: The maximum number will be six photographers.

Price: £65 (Does NOT include lunch and does NOT include printed notes)

Please can people pay a £20 deposit to secure their place.  You can pay your deposit on-line here:  http://www.ians-studio.co.uk/pay/

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Friday, 6 April 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

There probably will NOT be a Friday Night at the Studio event this week.

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Friday, 30 March 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Bands often need promo images.  Tonight will be a chance to try your hand at shoot one or two local bands or solo artists.   

You MUST agree to supply images you take to the band or bands, and you must be happy for them to use any images you supply.

The details of the bands/artists are subject to change (eg due to their work commitments) but at present we should have….

  • Gabriel Minnikin (canadian singer songwriter, keyboardist, banjo, guitar, mouth organ, varying hairstyles, takes good direction etc.

Conversations are on going with other artists for the evening.  My thanks to Nikki Sheppard for arranging the artists for this event.

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Saturday, 24 March 2012 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

At this full day workshop 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.

This workshop is expanded and extended beyond what was covered in the recent Friday night event.  This workshop will cover additional set-ups and full documentation on the techniques and lighting will be given to all attendees.

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)

The model for this event will be Kiki Devine.  Kiki is an experience art nude model, dancer and contortionist, so we can expect to photographer some great body shapes.  Kiki’s purestorm profile is: http://www.purestorm.com/KikiDevine and her ModelMayhem page is: http://www.modelmayhem.com/1956586

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: £75 (Price includes printed notes and lunch)


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Friday, 23 March 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Before the clocks go forward and while we still have dark nights this week we will look at doing portraits by candle light.

Working with one or two models (depending on the number of photographers) we will attempt a number of different set-up to give the appearance that the model is lit by candle light.  Bring your tripod for this event as there will be some longer than normal exposures required.

Details of the model will be published later.

Price: £20

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Friday, 16 March 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Two glamour models working together, working to nude levels.  What more do you want to know…..?  Well hopefully a lot more, because there IS a lot more to this shoot.

*** NOTE: Due to the high cost of running this event I need a minimum number of photographers to book so that the event can take place. If you are wanting to come to this event please let me know ASAP ***

The primary focus for this shoot is on the interaction between the two models, so in addition to the traditional girl/girl glamour set-ups we will also work on some commercial/editorial style images (Eg on the phone to each other), some lingerie image (perhaps set up as pillow fight), may be even some art nude images.

I am pleased to announce that one of our models for this event will be Beki (aka disturbed_alt), Beki was the model at our recent bodyscapes event.  You can see Beki’s profile on purestorm here: http://www.purestorm.com/disturbed_alt (Please note that the profile contains nudity and is definitely “Not Safe for Work”!).

The other model will be Misty (http://www.purestorm.com/profile.aspx?id=misty_model) NOTE: Link contains artistic nudity.

Price: £35 per photographer

(Please note I need at least three photographers to book for this event to take place)

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Friday, 16 March 2012 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.

I am pleased to announce that our model for this workshop will be Toni  aka “Misty Model” – You can see her Purestorm Profile here: http://www.purestorm.com/misty_model  (Usual warning – contains artistic nudity).

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.

You can see examples of the images taken at a previous running of this workshop (that time with model Willow Rose) here:  http://photos.imb.biz/models/shoot/willowrose/

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

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Sunday, 11 March 2012 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 go through the day looking at different scenes that wedding photographers have to photograph.

We conclude the workshop with the chance to photograph bride and groom models.
(Please note: 4 or more attendees are required to be able to book both bride and groom models.  If there are 2 or 3 attendees on the workshop we will only have a bride model to shoot.  With only 1 attendee I can still run the workshop as a one-to-one training session but would not be able to offer the chance to shoot). 

Cost £69 (Includes lunch and notes)

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Friday, 9 March 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

It’s table top night again.  This time the theme is food.  We will look at some of the photographic tricks used to make images of food look especially mouth watering.  

We will look at different techniques including how to add steam to an image (believe me, once you know how it is done images of steaming food will NOT look quite so appealing ever again!); how to make some food look especially fresh.  We will also look at lightbox techniques and if possibly have the water tank available for anyone who wants to try a food drop image.

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Friday, 2 March 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

At this event we move away from the “size zero” models and turn out attention to photographing a larger model.  Come along, take the challenge and prove that big is beautiful too.

For this event we will work with one or two plus size models (depending on how many photographers book).  We will look at techniques for different types of images from simple portraits to a more glamour style of image.

I am now pleased to announce that our model for this event will be Jessica Jones…http://www.purestorm.com/jessicajones

IN ADDITION….
Jessica works to Art Nude levels and has agreed to work an EXTRA hour from 10pm till 11pm for those who would like to shoot some art nude images with a larger model.

Price:
£20 (7pm till 10pm)
£30 (7pm till 11pm – includes the art nude shoot 10pm till 11pm)

NOTE: The event image is from Jessica’s PS profile and is by Glen Hoyland

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Saturday, 25 February 2012 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

To celebrate the first birthday of “Ian’s Studio” we will be having a studio open day.  Drop-in any time during the day (from 10am till 5pm… or possibly later!) use the facilities free of charge and take the opportunity to network with other photographers and models.  

Model (and photographer) Rachael F (http://www.purestorm.com/Rachael_F) will be at the studio through out the day so there will always be a model for photographers to shoot.  The event is open to any other models to drop-in throughout the day.  I will also have one table-top studio set up for those who prefer to shoot table-top.

There will be the usual constant supply of tea, coffee and biscuits/nibbles.  Also special deals/discounts will be on offer to people booking and paying for future events.

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Friday, 24 February 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Bodyscapes for anyone who doesn’t know are about creating abstract images using sections of the human body.  The images are often reminiscent of landscapes.  Thus the name bodyscapes

Working with one or two art nude models (depending on the number of photographers booking) we will look at some different lighting techniques and poses to create bodyscapes.

Come with your own ideas and suggestions for images you would like to try.  As with many of the Friday Night events this will be a chance to experiment and try out ideas rather than everything being pre set for you.

I am pleased to announce that our model for this event will be Beki…. See: http://www.purestorm.com/disturbed_alt (As you might expect the profile does contain some nudity).

Price: £29

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Friday, 17 February 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Sooner or later every photographer needs a photograph of him or herself.  Most of us don’t like posing for other photographers, so tonight we will look at some techniques for getting self portraits.

We will look at simple techniques for setting up your camera and ensuring you get yourself in focus.  We will look at not only studio lighting set-ups but also strobist techniques that can be used anywhere.  Of course many of the lighting set-ups can also be used for any portrait shoot.

Finally in addition to all this I will show you the techniques involved in creating a surreal self-portrait.  (See the image advertising this event).

Your model for this event is…. YOU!

Price: £10

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Saturday, 11 February 2012 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.

I am pleased to announce that our model for this event will be “Rosie M” aka Elusive Rose.  You can see her Model Mayhem and Purestorm profiles here:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/1979373# and  http://www.purestorm.com/rosie_m_7

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.

You can see examples of the images taken at the previous running of this workshop (that time with model Willow Rose) here:  http://photos.imb.biz/models/shoot/willowrose/

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

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Friday, 10 February 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

At this event I will showcase some of the stock photography images that I have created and sold.  There will be opportunities for you to work with a model to create commercial images suitable for submission to photographic libraries.

Additionally I will set up the table-top studio and give advice on creating table-top concept images similar to those that have I have sold in the past.

I am pleased to announce that our model for this event will be Sharon Adcroft – Sharon was last at the studio for the “Messy Art Nude” evening in November. (Note: link contains nudity).  You can see Sharon’s purestorm profile here: http://www.purestorm.com/ShazA1and her ModelMayhem profile here: http://www.modelmayhem.com/1322385#

Price: £22

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Friday, 3 February 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

We’ve all seen the glamour clichés… and at some point we will all shoot them.  Come along tonight, shoot them and get them out of your system ….and move on.

At this event we will have one or two models (depending on the number of photographers) working to glamour nude level.

I have a number of clichés to get us started but I’m hoping you will come with your clichéd glamour ideas too.  The idea is that we shoot each cliché then we will work as a group to modify it into something more original.

I am pleased to announce that the model for the event will be Wendy Louise…
http://www.purestorm.com/profile.aspx?id=wendylouise

Price: £29

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Friday, 27 January 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Tonight’s Friday Night at the Studio session will be another of our popular table top photography sessions.  In this session we will look a number of different table top techniques including how we can use painting with light techniques to create interesting still life compositions.

In addition to your camera you will need a torch, a tripod and if you have one an off camera flash gun.  I have tripods, speedlights and torches at the studio which you can use if you don’t have your own.

Different types of torches are useful, single led torches can be used for light writing and larger traditional torches are useful for painting light to larger areas of the object being photographed.

Glass or crystal objects work well with some of the techniques we will be looking at so if you want to bring objects to photograph, please do.

Price: £9

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Friday, 20 January 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

To celebrate the Chinese New Year, (which falls on 23rd January) this week’s Friday Night at the Studio will have a very Chinese flavour to it.  This will be a rare opportunity to photograph a Chinese Lion Dancer in the studio!  Don’t miss it!

We will have not only the Chinese lion dancer to photograph but hopefully an oriental model with some traditional Chinese outfits.  For those who enjoy photographing still life there will be some Chinese drums to photograph too.

Our model for this this event will be Helen Sing (aka Sing Jai).  This will be Helen’s third trip to the studio.  You can see images from her previous shoots here:
http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/singjai and
http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/falseperspective.
Purestorm profile: http://www.purestorm.com/singjai88

Price £25

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Friday, 13 January 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

This weeks event (rescheduled from the beginning of December) 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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Friday, 6 January 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

This event will be led by Rick Bradbury.  Rick be demonstrating different portrait lighting techniques for head shots, 3/4 length and full length images.

Rick writes…..

Happy New Year Everyone.  The first studio event for the New Year, and its time to get back to shooting.  For this Friday event we will be running 3 lighting set ups.

1. Head Shots. (Standing and Seated)
Using a single light and for some shots background lights you will be getting some great head shots using modifiers light the 28” beauty dish, 28” Apollo and 60” umbrella.

2. Half/Three Quarter Length.
Moving to half and three quarter length shots we will run a multi light set up of a key light, rim and hair lights. Using some of the larger modifiers to get the coverage required. Posing will become more challenging as we now have hands to deal with, but also don’t forget body weight and stance.

3. Full Length
On to shooting full length for more posing options. Using large light sources such as the 7ft Parabolic Umbrella and 60” Umbrella to light full length poses.

Each set will have approx 50 min of time (to allow for set and outfit changes) so you will have plenty of time to shoot and get the shot for each one.

During this event the key thing is – Photographer to Subject relationship, got to talk, get to know and build up trust to get the great shots.. after all we have the time to.

I am pleased to announce our model for the evening will be Hazel Clarke http://www.purestorm.com/Hazel305

Price: £20

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