Event Archives – 2013

Here are the details of all the events that have been run by Ian’s Studio in 2013.   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, 27 December 2013 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Two three hour sessions with a leading glamour model.  Book for either afternoon or evening or both.  We will be shooting different set-ups each session so worth booking for both if you can!  The afternoon session will be 3pm – 6pm and the evening 7pm – 10pm.

Our model will be working up to nude at both sessions for this event.  It is anticipated that each session will include one room set (eg Boudoir, Office, Lounge or Bed); one paper background set, and one set using other studio features such as the parquet floor or the walls.

I am pleased to announce that the model for this event will be Cherry Blush (the model pictured in the eFlyer for this event). Cherry is a widely published glamour model she has been published in newspapers, magazines and on too many websites to mention! Cherry has model at the studio for bespoke art nude training and she is one of the the best art nude / glamour models I have ever had the chance to work with.

You can see examples of Cherry’s work on my website:
http://photos.imb.biz/model/name/cherryblush

You can also see her profiles on the various model sites here:
http://purpleport.com/portfolio/startoni/?referrer=iansstudio
http://www.purestorm.com/tonileanne
http://www.madcowmodels.co.uk/cherryblush

Price: £35 afternoon OR evening; £65 both sessions

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 20 December 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
SOLD OUT!
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Every Christmas I run a free event at the studio to say thank you everyone who has supported the studio over the past year.  It is a time to meet with other photographers share images that we have taken during the year and enjoy a mince pie and a drink

The event is only open to people who have been to an Ian’s Studio event, workshop or course in 2013 or if you have hired the studio in 2013.  Bring along a selection of images you have created this year (please include something you have taken as a result of attend one of the studio events, workshops or courses).

The first half of the evening will be critiquing and talking about our photographs this will be followed by a short shoot.  So please bring your camera.

Model/photographer Rachael F will be joining us for this event.  Rachael will be sharing some of her images and thoughts with us during the critique time and then will be modelling for us for the last hour or so of the evening.

Rachael’s facebook page can be found here:  https://www.facebook.com/RachaelFModelling?fref=ts
Example images from her shoots at the studio can be found here: http://photos.imb.biz/model/rachael
H
er purpleport profile can be found here: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/rachaelf/?referrer=iansstudio

Price: Free (but you must have been to a paid event at the studio in 2013)

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 13 December 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

The theme for tonight’s event table top event will be water based set-ups.  In addition to the ever popular splash tank, we now have a water droplet collisions trigger.

PLEASE NOTE: I am experiencing some problems with the water droplet collisions equipment.  I am attempting to resolved them before tomorrow night BUT at this moment in time I cannot guarantee it will be working reliably.  Other water based table top set-up will still be available.

You will need a tripod.  If you have a macro lens (or extension tubes) you will find these helpful.  I have a macro lens and extension tubes which can be borrowed by Canon shooters.

You can see some examples of the type of water droplet collisions which are possible here: http://photos.imb.biz/studio/waterdroplets2

Price: £18

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 6 December 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Model Dante-Layla makes a welcome return to the studio this evening with a range of latex outfits.  Dante is a regular model at the studio but this is the first time she will be modelling here with her latex wardrobe.

You can find her profile which includes a number of latex outfits on Purpleport:  http://purpleport.com/portfolio/dantelayla/?referrer=iansstudio  (click on the “more of my work” link to see additional examples of Dante’s laytex outfits.

Price: £25

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Friday, 29 November 2013 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 we will look at how to enhance art nude images by using different types of material.

At this event we will use both translucent and opaque materials to reveal and conceal.  We will us flowing material and material strips to add visual interest to our images.

Although there will be plenty of material at the studio that you can use, if you want to bring your own selection you are welcome to do so.

I am pleased to announce that the model for this event will be Misha. You can see her profiles on Purpleport (http://purpleport.com/portfolio/misha/?referrer=iansstudio) and purestorm (http://www.purestorm.com/misha25)

This will be Misha’s second visit to the studio and you can see images from her previous shoot here: http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/misha1 (Note contains nudity)

Price: £29

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Monday, 25 November 2013 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Ian will be giving a talk at South Manchester Camera Club giving a talk called: “Rome: Photography when the weather turns bad”

This talk is for members of SMCC -details for joining or visiting the club can be found on their website: http://www.smcc.org.uk/

Information about the talk on on their website: http://www.smcc.org.uk/ai1ec_event/rome-photography-when-the-weather-goes-bad/?instance_id=77

(The studio will only be available for hire at this time if cover can be arranged.)

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 22 November 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Tonight’s Friday Night at the Studio event will see model SoftGentle (aka Jess) modeling for two messy set-ups

The first of these set-ups will be a spaghetti restaurant set up the second will be black slime set-up.  This is a great opportunity to create some very different images for your portfolio.

You can see the type of images we will be creating at this event in this album:  http://photos.imb.biz/genre/spagnslime  (Note: Contains Nudity)

Our model for this shoot will be Jess (aka SoftGentle) you can find her profile on Purpleport: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/softgentle/?referrer=iansstudio.  Jess will be working to full nude for this shoot.

Due to the expense involved in setting up a shoot of this type a minimum number of 3 photographers is required.

Price: £35

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 15 November 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Tonight’s Friday Night at the Studio event will be another of our popular tabletop nights.  In this session we will concentrate on using standard studio lighting techniques while shooting miniature figurines.

Using a mixture of speedlights and studio lights we will apply the same techniques that we might normally use to light people in the studio to figurines.  We also look at the use of reflectors, flags and gels.  Using these techniques on a table top studio is a great way to improve how you light in a full size studio.

I will have a range of figures available for you to shoot including super-heroes, figures from Doctor Who, model animals and also a range of period soldiers that was recently donated to the studio.

Price: £15

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 8 November 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

For tonight’s event we will be working with an established heavily tattooed model to create images where the tattoos are a major feature.

I am pleased to announce that the model for this event will be:  Red Devil, Red has some amazing tattoos – http://www.purestorm.com/view-image.aspx?i=1391222&u=Red_Devil  [NSFW]

We will work with a variety of lighting set-ups and our model will be working at a mixture of levels including alternative/fetish clothing and nude.

Price: £29

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 11 October 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
SOLD OUT!
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Set you camera to monochrome and join us for a night of creating images in black and white.  At this event we work with lighting set-ups and a model wearing outfits that will enable us to create the light and dark that is so important in great black and white images.

Regrettably, I have to announce that I am changing the model for this event.

The good news however is that I am now booking TWO models for this event and we will have two shoots going on in parallel.  One will be in the studio as normal and I will be ‘leading’ this.  The second shoot will be a strobist shoot outside which will be led by Rick Bradbury.

I will announce details of the model(s) shortly.

Price: £25

[BOOK HERE]


Saturday, 28 September 2013 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

At this special free event we will look at a number of Psalms in the Bible and see how we can interpret them photographically on a photo walk round Woodbank and Vernon Parks.

I am running this event in association with “C3”.  “C3” is a small Christian group that is trying to explore their faith through the creative arts.   The event is open to anyone of any faith or of no faith.  There will be no preaching or “Bible bashing” just a chance for you to look at some psalms and a chance to create photographs based on them.

We will meet at 2pm at the Studio and then walk down to the parks, which are at the end of the road.  At the end of the photo walk there will be chance to come back to the studio for a cup of tea and to share the images you have created.

Price: FREE

The event is free but it would help me to know if you are coming so that I can make sure we have the right number of printed materials and just as importantly enough tea, coffee and biscuits.

[BOOK HERE]


Saturday, 21 September 2013 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.  

[BOOK HERE]


Saturday, 14 September 2013 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.

Details of our model for this event will be published later.

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]


Tuesday, 10 September 2013 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

This course will give all the basics to go out and start creating great images. The course is 7 sessions long and will be running fortnightly on Tuesday evenings 7.30pm – 10pm. starting Tuesday 10 September [callout title=What others say]This is what previous attendees have said about the course:

We’re delighted that we chose to attend the introduction to digital photography course. We’re now far more confident with the DLSR camera, and understand what we are doing. Ian’s course is wonderfully clear and structured, supported by ample notes and exercises, and delivered in a thoroughly professional, yet touchingly patient and warm way. The ‘critique’ section at the start of each workshop was especially helpful for learning and the manual provided is absolutely excellent. It’s a pleasure to learn from such a skilled and knowledgeable practitioner as Ian.” Sophie Brown & Adrian West, March 2011

Super course :-)” -AB

It was FAB – thank you very much!!” – HH

Ian is really really good and combines a ‘simple’ powerpoint presentation with comprehensive notes and so forth for your retention and even sets practical and creative tasks and runs critiques etc.  This has benefited me already ! I wish I’d been on something like that when I was at college (!)” – DG[/callout]

The course content will include the following:

  • Composition, seeing and finding great photos.
  • Camera settings – understand what your camera can do
  • Getting the camera off auto:  understanding F-Stops, shutter speeds, focal lengths and ISO
  • White balance – what is it and when to change it
  • Flash photography.  Creative ways to use your flash gun to enhance your photos
  • Controlling the light – reflectors, defusers and filters.
  • RAW and JPG – what’s the difference?  Why shoot RAW?  How to process it
  • Downloading, processing and editing.
  • Sharing your photos on-line
  • Photography in difficult conditions:  at night, in the heat of the day, in the rain.
  • Photo critiques – learning how to assess your photos and teaching yourself to improve.

The course is aimed at beginners and those who wish to consolidate their photographic knowledge.  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 (over 100 pages of notes) 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.

The total cost of the course is £149.   A minimum deposit of £40 is required to reserve you place on the course.

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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Saturday, 7 September 2013 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

After a year on placement model/photographer Rachael F is back at Ian’s Studio.  At this special one-off event Rachael will be both modelling and photographing.

For the first 3hrs Rachael will be the model. For the remaining 3hrs she will join the photographers as we shoot a model that she has chosen. The model Rachel has chosen is Luin.

You can see images from some of the events that Rachael has modeled at here: http://photos.imb.biz/model/rachael and you can see Rachael’s Purpleport profile here: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/rachaelf/?referrer=iansstudio

Luin will be working at a mix of levels including modelling cyberdog fashion and some nude work.  You can see her profile here: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/luin/?referrer=iansstudio

We are limiting the number of photographers for this event to six (plus Rachael of course).  I expect this event will sell out so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Please note lunch is not provided at this event.

Price: £65

 

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Monday, 26 August 2013 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Willow Rose is back! And this time she will be modeling for two four hour sessions each of which will be restricted to just four photographers.

Willow modeled for one of my art nude workshops 18 months ago.  Shortly after that workhop she moved down to Cornwall.  It is no exaggeration to say that had she not moved out of the area she would have been a very regular and very popular model at the studio.

Willow will be bringing a variety of looks to this “4×4” event and will be working at various levels up to art nude. To get some idea of the breath of styles that Willow covers please take a look at her profile on Purpleport: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/willowrose/?referrer=iansstudio

If you want to see images I shot at the art nude workshop with her from 18 months ago you can find them here:  http://photos.imb.biz/models/shoot/willowrose

Don’t miss this opportunity… it might be another 18 months before Willow is back in Manchester!

You have the choice of morning or afternoon session.
The morning session starts at 9.30am, the afternoon session starts at 2.30pm

Price: £65

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Saturday, 17 August 2013 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

Our model will be working to topless/implied nude for this workshop.  The model for this event will be Willow Rose.  Take a look at her profile on Purpleport: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/willowrose/?referrer=iansstudio

If you want to see images I shot of Willow Rose at an art nude workshop, 18 months ago you can find them here:  http://photos.imb.biz/models/shoot/willowrose

Printed notes and lunch will be provided.

Price: £69

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

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 16 August 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Tonight’s Friday Night Event challenges us to create great images of men.  We will work with an experienced male model to create a range of male portraits and images.

The model for this event will be Harry Craig See: https://www.facebook.com/harry.craigmodel?fref=ts

Harry will be bringing some ‘different’ looks and props for this event.

We will look at a number of lighting set-ups, and use a selection of props to enhance our images.

Price: £25

[BOOK HERE]


Sunday, 11 August 2013 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

A special one-off four hour event to do some relaxed location couples portraiture.  For this event we will head off into Vernon & Woodbank Parks.

We will be working with male and female models for this event and using combinations of natural light, reflectors and on and off camera flash to create our images.

Our models for this event will be KatVonWee (http://purpleport.com/portfolio/katvonwee/?referrer=ianbutty) and her boyfriend Andrew.

You can see an image of both models here: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/katvonwee/image/363939/model/?referrer=ianbutty

We will meet at Ian’s Studio at 3pm and walk 2 mins up the road into the park.  If you have reflectors and/or strobist equipment you might want to bring them along to this event.  Those who don’t have their own may use studio owned equipment.

Price: £29

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Friday, 9 August 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Another is our ad-hoc series of table-top event.  The theme this time will be commercial photography and we will be looking a different ways to shoot interesting product shots.

As ever for the table top nights bring your tripod (although I do have ones you can borrow), if you have macro lenses or extension tubes please bring those too (I have canon versions that people can borrow).

Some of the techniques are all done in camera but other techniques, such as the image on the eFlyer use a small amount of photoshop/post-production work.  For those who want to see the photoshop techniques I use, I will spend a short while at the end of the event (10pm till about 10:45pm) demonstrating how I process and combine images together.

Price £15

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Saturday, 3 August 2013 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

This event is designed to be a fun event and is intended for photographers and videographers who enjoy messy shoots.  Throughout the day we will be working with two models to capture a number of messy setups such as food fights and circus style foam fights.

The models for this event are Samantha (aka Charisma) http://purpleport.com/portfolio/samantha and KarenR http://purpleport.com/portfolio/karenr/
Both models will be working from clothed to nude for this shoot.

Lunch and printed notes about messy photoshoots in general are included in the price for this event.

The images we will create at this event will be mostly a fun glamour style and but there will also be some opportunity to create images with a more messy fetish (sploshing) aspect to them.  For those stills photographers who are more interested in creating messy art nude images I will be rerunning my popular messy art nude workshop later in the year.

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.

A minimum of three photographers booking is required for this event to take place.

A deposit of £30 is required to reserve a place.

Price: £95

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Friday, 2 August 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Glamour is probably the most difficult photographic genre to define, and the boundary between glamour nude and art nude is fuzzy to say the least.  In tonight’s event let’s challenge our perceptions of what is glamour and take a more creative approach.

We will look at how revealing less can add more to a glamour image.  Although our model will be working to glamour nude levels we will use lighting techniques and/or props to hide, reveal and to tease.

I am pleased to announce that the model for this event will be Michela see: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/littleleveller/?referer=iansstudio – Michela has been to the studio in the past and I have worked with her twice before having the studio.

Price £29

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Friday, 26 July 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

With Ian unavailable again this week, Rick is still in charge…  Tonight’s event is about creating and showing movement in camera without Photoshop. We will be using both tungsten continuous lights and flash for this along with camera or subject movement with a view to creating ghosting in camera.

The results will be different every shot so it’s great fun experimenting with this technique. Along with basic camera or subject movement we will use lens zoom to create an interesting effect.

You may want to bring a tripod for some set ups where the camera needs to be locked in.

Other things you can bring are:

  • Torches – More powerful ones are better generally.
  • Other types of lights.

We will have use of modelling lights and hot lights at the studio.

Our model for this event will be Saba Sadik, her profile can be seen on Purestorm:  http://www.purestorm.com/profile.aspx?id=Saba

Price: £22

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Friday, 19 July 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

With Ian unavailable this week so this event will be lead by Rick Bradbury.

We will be keeping tonight really simple. No Theme or plans just a relaxed evening of making portraits of our Model, Bella Bibby.

Full use of inside and outside of the studio, Access to backgrounds, props and of course you can bring your own. All of the studio lights and modifiers will be to hand or bring your favorite.

This is the perfect night to attend to network with local creative’s or try out that lighting setup you have been reading about. Also practice posing and direction.

So pack your kit bag and charge those batteries for a night of none stop shooting.  Rick will be on hand to help with setups, offer advice as always.

You can see Bella’s profile on Purpleport:  http://purpleport.com/portfolio/bella0012/

Price: £22

Book soon to avoid disappointment.

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Friday, 12 July 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

For tonight’s event we will look at adding bokeh effects to our photographs.  This will include how to make bokeh masks to change the shape of the bokeh.

We will have set up which involve shooting with a model and other set-ups that might be considered as table-top set-ups.

Our model at this event will be Rachel Horner – http://purpleport.com/portfolio/cakepls/?referrer=ianbutty

You will need a lens with a wide aperture (eg f/1.8, f/2.8 or similar), canon shooters can borrow my 50mm f/1.8 if they need to.  It is also worth bringing your tripod – again if you don’t have one you can use one of the studio tripods.

Price: £22

 

 

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Friday, 5 July 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Tonight’s event will be run by Rick Bradbury (Ian is directing “Agnes of God” at Woodford).  The event is all about creating shadows patterns with light and objects/props that we can fire a light at or through.

So think pattern shapes made from cardboard or household items. If you can fire a light at it and it has some holes in it we can create a pattern of light on our model.

Rick will bring along a few items but by all means feel free to bring your own.

You can see an example of this in the eFlyer, for this shot Rick had a speedlite in the Westcott Apollo soft box with Grid, placed the speedlite at the back of the soft box turned it towards the grid and fired the bare light at the grid which created the pattern you see.

So get ready for an evening of fun and experimentation with light and shadows.

The model for this event is Katherine Georgina (who is also the model on the eFlyer). http://purpleport.com/portfolio/katherinegeorgina/

Price £22

We will need a minimum of 4 photographers booking for this to go ahead.  The maximum number will be 7.  So get your place booked now.

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Saturday, 29 June 2013 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.  

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 28 June 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

For tonight’s event we are going to look at the technique of projecting images and textures over the body of our model.  We will achieve this using a laptop and a video projector.

Please Note: The current images on the eFlyer is a photoshop composite to illustrate the type of effect we will be achieving.  Since creating the eFlyer I have completed a test shoot using the techniques we will be using at this event.  You can see the results from that shoot here:

http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/cez_j – please note as you might expect the gallery contains some nudity.

Our model for this event is Cez_J. Cez was the model I worked with on the above test shoot – you can find her profile on Purpleport : http://purpleport.com/portfolio/cezj/?referrer=iansstudio

Please note: I have already had a lot of people say that they are interested in coming to this event – so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Price: £29

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Sunday, 23 June 2013 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 is NOT be classroom style. It is practical training centred round shooting a model.  Some of the course will involve shooting outside.

Details of the model or this event will be published shortly.

A sandwich/buffet tea will be provided.

Price: £69

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

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

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Friday, 21 June 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

It’s the longest day of the year so join us for a fun and frantic mega model night… in the park.  If you have been to one of our mega model nights before you will know how they work.  A group of models working on a “time for images” basis.  Photographers and models  shoot together one-to-one for twenty minutes.  When the whistle blows a different pairings are allocated and we begin again.

Models attending this event will be working on a “time for images” basis and by attending this event you agree to provide the model with images from your shoots.

As we will be outside for this event, you will probably want to bring your own strobist gear to work with.  Hopefully, as it is the longest day of the year there will still be some day light to shoot by for most of the event.

So far I have the following models confirmed for the mega model night:

In the event of wet weather there are a few locations in the park where it is still possible to shoot and remain dry.  Also in the event of wet weather the studio can also be used for shoots.

Price (for photographers) : £12

** Any models wishing to attend this event should contact me directly **

 

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Monday, 17 June 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
SOLD OUT!
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

At the special MONDAY night event you create classic and contemporary pregnancy images with model Kayleigh (strawberry venom). Kayleigh will be working to a mixture of levels up to art nude levels which will enable us to create some tasteful images using back/rim lighting.

**** NOTE: Tuesday 7th June ****
Kayleigh has suffered burns to her stomach and legs from an accident with a kettle. We are thus rescheduling the event to Monday 17th June, by which stage most of the red marks should have healed *****

At the time of the shoot Kayleigh will be 8 months pregnant. I am expecting this event to be very popular so please book early if you wish to attend.

You can see Kayleigh’s profile on Purestorm here: http://www.purestorm.com/Strawberry_Venom

And some images from past shoot I have done with her here: http://photos.imb.biz/model/strawberryvenom
Please note – Kayleigh has acquired quite a few tatoos since the images on my site were taken!

Price: £29

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Friday, 14 June 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
SOLD OUT!
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

For tonight’s event we will have two experienced glamour models working together for a girl/girl shoot.  

The models will be working at different levels from lingerie to nude.  While it probably will not be possible to set up the studio shower (as shown in the eFlyer) for this event, we will be able to include an oil & water wet look set.  We will also have available the studio smoke machine, and will will get to shoot the models on at least one of the studio room sets.

One of the models for this event will be Jess (aka Softgentle) You can see Jess’s profile on Purpleport here: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/softgentle/?referrer=iansstudio and on purestorm here: http://www.purestorm.com/SoftGentle

Details of the other model for this event will be announced shortly.

The price for the this event is a little higher than normal, this reflects the need to book two models both working to nude levels.

In order to run this event I need a minimum of three photographers to book (I don’t anticipate this will be a problem!).

Price: £35

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Saturday, 8 June 2013 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Jess is back! This time she will be modeling for two four hour sessions each of which will be restricted to just four photographers.

Those who attended the two Friday Night events at the studio with Jess will know how popular she and her amazing outfits are.  So much so that every time she has come to the studio she has sold out, which has of course put a restriction on the amount of time each photographers gets to shoot.  This time with just four photographers shooting for four hours you will get plenty of time to work with Jess.

Jess will be bringing a selection of different looks including steam punk and fantasy.

You can see Jess’s purpleport portfolio here: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/sevensin/?referrer=iansstudio

You have the choice of morning or afternoon session.
The morning session starts at 10.00am, the afternoon session starts at 2.30pm

Price: £65

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Friday, 7 June 2013 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.  I will 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.

This event is a rerun of the RPS distinctions night that I ran a year ago.  Those who attended last time found the event very helpful in preparing their submissions.

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: £12

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Friday, 31 May 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
SOLD OUT!
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Popular vintage/pin-up model Laura Norrey comes to Ian’s Studio tonight for her first “Friday Night at the Studio” event.  

Laura has featured on posters for the Saddleworth Vintage & Handmade Fair and on the front cover of The Vintage Directory, as well as creating and modelling for a 50s pin-up charity calendar (Memory Lane), which raised over £2,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society.

We will be concentrating on the 1950’s for this vintage shoot – so think Hollywood Glamour, think Rock-a-billy, think pin-up!

You can see examples of Laura’s work on Purpleport: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/lauranorrey/?referrer=iansstudio and also on her facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/Laura.Norrey/photos

Price: £29

 

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Friday, 24 May 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

For tonight’s Friday Night at the Studio event, we are going to look at the challenge of working with props.  We are going to look at how simple props can dramatically change the images we are creating.

Working with an experienced model the format of the evening will be a series of quick rounds where you direct the model to use a single prop in lots of different ways.   Keeping each round short encourages you to think quickly and experiment to create a variety of looks.

We have a range of props at the studio including hats, glasses, feather bowers, telephones, swords, wigs, lengths of material, etc.

Our model for this evening will be Ellie Sky (See: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/ells/?referrer=iansstudio).  Ellie acts as well as models and has been booked because of the acting skills which will ensure she has the improvisational skills necessary for this event.

Price: £25

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Saturday, 18 May 2013 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

On 19th May 2003 – I became a full-time, freelance photographer.  A little over 2 years previously I set myself the goal of going freelance before I was 40.  I made it with 4 days to spare.

To celebrate those 10 years as a freelance photographer and to celebrate my 50th birthday I am having a studio open day.

Free use of the studio facilities, plenty of chance to socialise over cups of tea and coffee.  The day is open to photographers, models, make-up artists and anyone else who knows me and who just wants to drop in.

I’m not taking booking for this, but it would really help be if you can let me know if you are coming and approximately what time.  I wouldn’t want to run out of biscuits!

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Friday, 17 May 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

For tonight’s Friday Night at the Studio event we are going to take a different perspective on Art Nude photography.  The aim from each set up is to create 3 images that will work together to form a triptych.A triptych is a display of three images that work well together.  These may be three complimentary images, three contrasting image, or even three sections of a single image.

At this event we will look at various ideas which we can use to find three images from one or more set-ups.  We will look at techniques such as using props as a common feature, the use of poses to unite the three images.

It is planned that we will include bodyscape triptychs as as well as more traditional art nude triptychs.

I am pleased to announce that our model for this event will be Viola Elisabeth (See: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/violaelisabeth/?referrer=iansstudio)

Price: £29

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Friday, 26 April 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Ian will be leading his team out in Outside Edge in Woodford tonight, so Rick is again running our weekly Friday Night at the Studio Event – here’s what he says about it….

For tonight’s Friday night event we will be working with the lovely Sarah Mansfield again, Sarah has a great personality and is always fun to work with and brings with her dance and movement skills that can be incorporated into the location shots.
Sarah’s model profile can be found below.
Purple Port http://purpleport.com/portfolio/sarahlmansfield/

Even though we have 2 parks nearby we wont be using them, instead we will work outside the studio using the surrounding industrial and urban areas.  Think if it as a photowalk / model shoot.  The feel will be urban so the clothing will match.

If you have your own Strobist gear feel free to bring it and set a shot up whilst another is being made but travel light so we can move around.

One catch with this event, I want you to set up your shot and make it.  If you need help no problem but try to get out of your comfort zone and make your image.  If you are an experienced shooter great, if not help is on hand.

The first hour will be shooting set ups I will light and demo, then it’s your floor. FYI you can still make your shot even if I have set up lights.. unsure how? Ask me on the night.

If the UK weather decides to mess us about we will either try to find shelter to work in or go back to the studio.. Don’t worry if we have to retreat back to the studio I’ve got plans for that just in case. :)

Gear to bring…

  • Camera
  • 1-2 lens (recommend a fast F2.8 or faster lens)
  • 1 Light or 2
  • You may want to bring a light stand – I will have 2 in the kit but bringing your own will allow you to set up a shot ready.
  • A modifier you want to use.  I will have 2 with me.

Max number is 6 so you have time to setup and shoot.  Book your place via the website quick.

Price £25 for a good nights shooting and feedback.

See you April 26th

Rick
www.rjbradbury.com

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Friday, 19 April 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

A late addition to the programme, this Friday we will be having one of our regular “Table-top nights”.  A chance to have a go at smoke patterns,  water splashes, macro photography, focus stacking and possibly the odd bit of table-top trickery!

Tripods, Macro lenses (and/or extensions tubes) will be needed for some of the set-ups (but not all), remote triggers are useful to have.  Canon shooters can borrow my macro lens and/or extension tubes.  I also have spare tripods and focusing rails that people can use.

You can see a small selection of images taken at some previous table top nights here: http://photos.imb.biz/studio/tabletopsamples

Price: £15

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Saturday, 13 April 2013 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Chester Road, Woodford, Cheshire, SK7 1PR

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.

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

Ian’s Studio occasionally hires Christ Church Woodford to run photography events. Christ Church Woodford is not associated with Ian’s Studio.

(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 sixth 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.

Our model for this event will be Dante-Layla.  See her profile on Purestorm:
http://www.purestorm.com/profile.aspx?id=Wi1derness

Price £40.00 per person 

A deposit of £15 is required to secure a place – you can pay your deposit (or the full amount) on-line via this page.

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Friday, 12 April 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Sarah Mansfield returns to the studio this week for a dance themed shoot.  Sarah has been a regualr model at Ian’s Studio taking part in shoots such as our Comic Relief Fundraising event, but what many photographers may not know Sarah is a professionally trained dancer and tonight we will be concentrating on that aspect of her modeling work.

You can find Sarah profile on Purpleport: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/sarahlmansfield/?referer=iansstudio

and you can see examples of one of the many shoots I have done with Sarah here: http://photos.imb.biz/model/sarahm

Price: £25

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Sunday, 7 April 2013 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

This course will give all the basics to go out and start creating great images. The course is 7 sessions long and will be running fortnightly on Sunday afternoons 3pm to 5.30pm. starting Sunday 7th April.  [callout title=What others say]This is what previous attendees have said about the course:

We’re delighted that we chose to attend the introduction to digital photography course. We’re now far more confident with the DLSR camera, and understand what we are doing. Ian’s course is wonderfully clear and structured, supported by ample notes and exercises, and delivered in a thoroughly professional, yet touchingly patient and warm way. The ‘critique’ section at the start of each workshop was especially helpful for learning and the manual provided is absolutely excellent. It’s a pleasure to learn from such a skilled and knowledgeable practitioner as Ian.” Sophie Brown & Adrian West, March 2011

Super course :-)” -AB

It was FAB – thank you very much!!” – HH

Ian is really really good and combines a ‘simple’ powerpoint presentation with comprehensive notes and so forth for your retention and even sets practical and creative tasks and runs critiques etc.  This has benefited me already ! I wish I’d been on something like that when I was at college (!)” – DG[/callout]

The course content will include the following:

  • Composition, seeing and finding great photos.
  • Camera settings – understand what your camera can do
  • Getting the camera off auto:  understanding F-Stops, shutter speeds, focal lengths and ISO
  • White balance – what is it and when to change it
  • Flash photography.  Creative ways to use your flash gun to enhance your photos
  • Controlling the light – reflectors, defusers and filters.
  • RAW and JPG – what’s the difference?  Why shoot RAW?  How to process it
  • Downloading, processing and editing.
  • Sharing your photos on-line
  • Photography in difficult conditions:  at night, in the heat of the day, in the rain.
  • Photo critiques – learning how to assess your photos and teaching yourself to improve.

The course is aimed at beginners and those who wish to consolidate their photographic knowledge.  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 (over 100 pages of notes) 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.

The total cost of the course is £149.   A minimum deposit of £40 is required to reserve you place on the course.

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, 5 April 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

For tonight’s Friday Night at the Studio event, we are looking at creating image strips.  These are composite images usually consisting of the same person in different poses or outfits.

Often, but not always these images are presented if the form of a striptease   If you want to see examples of these types of images please take a look at this gallery: http://photos.imb.biz/genre/strips (NOTE: the images do contain nudity).

Our model for this event will be Kaylee Lea (http://purpleport.com/portfolio/kayleelea/?referrer=iansstudio) you can see images from her recent visit to the studio here: http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/keyleeglamour – Kaylee will be working to glamour nude for this event.

The photoshop techniques for combining the images are pretty straight-forward and not everyone will need/want instruction. But for anyone who is unsure of how to do it, I will be running an “after hours” session 10pm – 11pm to show you the techniques I use… and no you DON’T have to cut round each image in turn!

Price: £29  (+ £5 if you wish to stay for the after hours Photoshop tutorial session).

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Monday, 1 April 2013 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
SOLD OUT!
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

A special event for April Fool’s day (Easter Monday).  We are going to spend the day creating ‘impossible images’ – including false perspective, multiplicity and levitation images.

Our model for this event will be Laura K (http://purpleport.com/portfolio/laurak2012/?referrer=iansstudio) – who was last at the studio for our winter in the park event last December: http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/laurak

The event officially lasts all day 10am till 4pm and we will be concentrating on the photographic aspects of creating the impossible images.  The photoshop techniques for multiplicity images are covered in one of my YouTube videos but if anyone want me to go through any of the other photoshop techniques I am happy to do so for an hour or so after 4pm.

You will need to bring – a tripod and a packed lunch.

Cost: £59

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Friday, 22 March 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
SOLD OUT!
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

The amazing Jess (aka Sevensin) returns to the studio with a series of fantasy themed outfits which she has constructed herself.

You can see Jess’s profile on Purpleport here: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/sevensin/?referrer=iansstudio

You can see examples of some of the looks/outfits that Jess has created on facebook:

Jess was a complete sell-out last time she came to the studio – and most of those photographers said they would book again if Jess returned so book early if you want to sure of a place.

Numbers will be strictly limited to 7 photographers – no second model will be booked so once the 7 places are sold that’s it.

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Wednesday, 20 March 2013 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

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 Portia Victoria: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/portiavictoria/?referrer=iansstudio

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

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, 15 March 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Join us for our bi-annual Comic Relief Fundraiser event.  We will have multiple models, shooting different styles.  Two years ago this event was loads of fun and promises to be so again.

No set fee for the event but we will be collecting donations on the night for Comic Relief – we are suggesting at least £25 – £30 per photographer.  But we would love it you felt you could give more!!

Our confirmed models for this fund raising event will be:

Miranda: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/mezx?referrer=iansstudio
Dante Layla: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/dantelayla?referrer=iansstudio
Sarah : http://purpleport.com/portfolio/sarahlmansfield?referrer=iansstudio
Leah: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/leahward?referrer=iansstudio
Victoria: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/victoriac/?referrer=iansstudio

Hopefully the evening will end, like last time, with our models taking part in a multi model shaving foam pie fight.

Price: £ Please give generously!

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Friday, 1 March 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Thinks specs and lap-tops.  Bow ties and braces.  Tonight we are going to geek it up!  We will be shooting a number of different set-ups all with a geek theme to them.  Some will be at fashion style others will be more glamour style.

We aim to create fun images which celebrate the inner geek in all of us!

I am pleased to announce that the model for this event will be Imogen.  (See: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/imogen92/?referrer=iansstudio).  Imogen will be working at a range of levels for this shoot from fashion (of the geeky variety!) through to topless.

If you have a tripod please bring it – we might get the chance to do some geeky light stencils.  If you don’t know what light stencils are take a look at this image: http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/lightstencils/e2e65662e – all done in camera!

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Friday, 22 February 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Tonight is glamour night.  Our model will work from fashion to nude levels.  The set-ups that we will shoot will all have one thing in common… an umbrella.

Ian’s Studio has a range of different umbrellas for use as props, white golfing umbrellas, multicoloured golf umbrella, small pink, standard red, transparent, Burberry print, broken and a traditional black umbrella.

We will look at way these can be used to create interesting backgrounds or as props to enhance a glamour shoot.

The model for this event will be Amber (aka Zombie Candy) See: http://www.purestorm.com/profile.aspx?id=ZombieCandy (Profile contains nudity)

Price: £29

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Wednesday, 20 February 2013 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
SOLD OUT!
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Starting on Wednesday 20th February….. our new studio based training course: The Comprehensive Studio Photography Course.

This six or nine session course will cover all aspects of studio based people photography.  Each week we will work with different models to create great images, and learn studio techniques.

  • Session 1 : Understanding the light – In this first session we will create dramatic head-shots using a single light source and a large range of different light modifiers.  By the end of this session you will understand how to set up a studio light, and what effect each modifier has on the final image we are creating.
  • Session 2 : Multiple lights – In this session we create interesting portraits by adding in additional light sources.  We look at ratios and metering multiple light sources   By the end of the session you will be able to set up multiple lights, and under why and when you need to add an extra light.
  • Session 3 : Posing & Fashion – In this session we concentrate on how to pose your subjects.  We will also look at how to use grey backgrounds and introduce the use of gels to colour light.
  • Session 4 : Photographing men & couples – In this session we work with male and female models.  We consider some of the techniques for photographing men and how to pose and light couples.
  • Session 5 : Boudoir & Lingerie – using low-key lighting and specially created studio sets we look at different ways to create boudoir images.
  • Session 6 : Latex, tatoos and alternative models – in this session you will be encouraged to design and set-up your own lighting to best show off our alternative model.

For the following three sessions the models will be working to nude levels and are therefore optional.

  • Session 7 : Glamour – In this session we look at glamour photography.  The emphasis will be on hi key lighting set-ups either seamless white or using coloured background papers.
  • Session 8 : Art Nude – For this session the emphasis switches to low-key lighting as we consider the creation of art nude images.
  • Session 9 : Working with water and other messy substances – for the final session we we look at some of the challenges of working with water and other messy substances such as paint/slime in the studio.

All course participants will receive full printed full printed notes to accompany the course.  The notes will cover topics such as posing guidelines, advice on working with models, and sample lighting set-ups.

Additionally each attendee will receive a voucher for 3hrs fee studio hire (worth £50) – to be taken within 6 months of the end of the course.  This is your chance to put in to practice all the skill you have learned on the course.

Cost:  £220 (First six sessions only) or £299 (All nine sessions)
If you want help spreading the cost and wish to pay by installments please contact me for details

To be able to run the course I need a minimum of three people to book with at least two of those people doing the three optional sessions.

 

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Friday, 15 February 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Tonight’s Friday Night at the Studio event is a mystery…. Rick Bradbury is leading the event but the model is being kept a big secret.

One thing we can be certain of – there will be great shooting, and this will be a really good opportunity to pick up photography tips from Rick.  It’s not a formal training session, just a chance to shoot alongside Rick and learn from him as you watch him shoot and then have the chance to put it into practice yourself.

Hi Everyone.. Rick here.

I am in the process of booking the model for this event… it will remain a secret, you will be walking in blind.. this is to challenge you/make you think on your feet.  The studio and surrounding areas are our studio!  If the weather is good we can take things outside if not we can stay in doors.  You will have access to all the lights and kit the studio has to offer plus some of my own or yours if you want to bring it.

Lets get together and make some images happen.

Rick

Places limited to just 6 photographers.

Price: £20

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Friday, 8 February 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
SOLD OUT!
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Hi Everyone, I will be running this event in Ian’s absence

At this Friday night event at Ian’s Studio we will be spending the night shooting the Model

No set theme, all the studio equipment or your own can be use, In studio or Outside, Plenty of outfit changes and a lot of shooting.  You can come up with a setup if you like and work to create something different.

I will be keeping this to max 6 people, no time limits just allot of shooting.  If you would like to set up your own light setup then please do so in-between sets to keep the evening moving along.

The model for this event will be Ammi-Rose:
http://purpleport.com/portfolio/AmiRose/?referrer=iansstudio

Please bring your lights, stand and modifiers if you have them and want to run them.

Start Time 7pm – End Time 10pm

Price : £20

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Friday, 1 February 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
SOLD OUT!
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Due to having to go to hospital with early labour pains our pregnant mode is no longer available.  Instead we will have Wendy Louise coming to the studio modelling at a number of levels up to art nude.

Price: £29

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Friday, 25 January 2013 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

This Friday night we are shooting studio fashion with model Kamara.  We will look at a range of different portrait and fashion lighting set-ups.  Including both low-key and high-key set-ups.

Kamara is an experienced model who describes herself as “petite ethnic model” – She has a great look and images of her will really add to your portfolio.

You can find Kamara’s profile on Purpleport:
http://purpleport.com/portfolio/Kamara27x/?referrer=iansstudio

and also on Purestorm:
http://www.purestorm.com/profile.aspx?id=kamara27x

Price: £22

Photograph of Kamara on eFlyer by John Farrar – used with permission.

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Friday, 18 January 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Hosting this event will be Rick Bradbury.

This event will be all about shooting Wide Open… Grab that nifty fifty or fast glass and crank open those apertures… its time to take a break from F8 and shoot some beautiful shallow depth of field images.

We will have access to a large number of modifiers to experiment with along with speedlites with the lower power range that comes with using them.  The modelling lights can also make great low powered continuous light sources for shooting wide open.

If you have just purchased or may be received a new fast prime lens then this is the perfect event to attend to give it a run.

You will need…

  • Camera, Cards, Batteries
  • Fast Lens (50 F1.8, or 2.8 glass) But don’t worry if you only have F4 lens we can still make it work.
  • You may want to bring a tripod or mono pod for when we use the modelling lights; you can shoot hand held by cranking the ISO.

I am pleased to announce the model for this Event will be Bex Lendon.  It’s going to be great.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/1400463#
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bex-Lendon-Model/140289999370308?fref=ts

Price £25

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Saturday, 12 January 2013 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.

Sadly Ily (Black Beauty) is no longer available for this workshop.  I am will be announcing details of a replacement model shortly.

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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Friday, 11 January 2013 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Time for a another glamour night.  This time our theme is Cheeky Glamour.  We will be shooting pin-up style glamour and then giving it a saucy twist.

Our model for this event will be working up to glamour nude levels.

I have had to change model for this event, oour new model is Kaylee Lea See: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/kayleelea/?referrer=iansstudio

Price: £29

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Friday, 4 January 2013 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 droplets

The 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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