Event Archives – 2014

Here are the details of all the events that have been run by Ian’s Studio in 2014.   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, 19 December 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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 2014 or if you have hired the studio in 2014.  Bring along a selection of images you have created this year (please include something you have taken as a result of attending one of the studio events, workshops or courses).

You can bring images as prints or as digital files which we will display via a laptop and video projector.  You can also email/dropbox images to me ahead of the event to save time loading them on to the laptop.  I recommend a maximum of 5 images person (we may only get to critique 3 or 4 depending on the number of people attending).

Price: Free (but you must have been to a paid event at the studio in 2014)

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 12 December 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
SOLD OUT!
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Setting up a home studio can be expensive.  But it doesn’t have to be.  You can create most studio style images using just a handful of stobes (flash guns), a few cheap lighting stands, and various bits of material.

At tonight’s event I will show you ways of creating studio style images with limited resources.  You will see it all in action and get the chance to shoot with my strobe based studio gear.

The model for this event will be Laura.  Laura is a new model that I had the pleasure of doing a test shoot with in October.  That test shoot was primarily to go through all the lighting set-ups that we will consider at this event.  I was impressed with Laura and decided that she would be the natural choice as model for the event when I ran it at the studio.

You can see images of Laura on my website: http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/lauratest

Price: £25

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Saturday, 6 December 2014 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 3hours in the studio working with a models 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 Rhianna Gray See: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/rhiannagrey/?referrer=ianbutty (Contains nudity).  This will be Rhianna’s third or fourth visit to the studio, you can see images from a small group shoot that she did at the studio earlier this year here:  http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/sgs-rhiannag (contains nudity).

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

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 5 December 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

This will be a very different Friday Night – have you ever wanted to plan and execute a shoot, from coming up with the original idea, through designing the set and the lighting, defining how the model will appear, having your say on make-up?  This event will enable you to do that.

This evening is not about getting loads of shots – it is all about getting just one or two images, and ensuring that they are something special.

We have model Bex H joining us for this event and I am planing to book an MUA to join us too. The event will have the following parts to it:

  • Concept – in this section in one or two groups we will discuss ideas for images that we wish to create.  To help with this process I will arrange a number of items to be at the studio which the groups can choose to use as part of their idea.  These will include a hundreds of post-it notes, scores of old photography magazines, boxes of old VHS video tapes, a large supply of old newspapers, paint, and paste.  During this time we will take input from both model and MUA as to what is feasible from their point of view.
  • Execution – Once we have decided on the first idea, as a group we will go about building a set (if we need it) creating a costume/look for out model.  The MUA will assist with make-up and styling.  Once this is ready we will light the scene and finally take our photographs of it.   We will then repeat this for the second idea.
  • Post-production – For many concept images there is a third stage – post-production.  For those who are interested in exploring this part of creating an image, I am offering an ‘after hours’ session 10pm till 11pm for those who want to talk about and see different ways of processing the images we created earlier.

Bex H has been booked up to Art Nude levels – this gives the maximum flexibility when the groups are discussing concepts and ideas.  You can see Bex’s profile on Purpleport here: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/bexh/?referrer=ianbutty

I am pleased to announce that I have booked Ellie B to be MUA at this event on Friday – https://www.facebook.com/elliebMUA

Please note: In the unlikely event that the groups struggle to come up with concepts I have two or three ideas that the groups can use as a starting point for their discussions.

Price £29 (or £34 with “after hours” discussion and tutorial on post processing)

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 28 November 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
SOLD OUT!
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Posing Guides are sets of images showing different way for a model to pose.  Art Nude photography is all about pose, and during a shoot it is sometimes difficult to remember what poses you might want a model to try.  At this session we will work with KarenR, an experienced art nude model, to enable each person to create their own posing guide.

Myself, the model (and the event attendees, if they wish) will bring along ideas and possibly images showing example poses.  Each of these poses will be recreated by the model and each photographer will get the opportunity to photograph the pose. Everyone will get to shoot each pose in turn before we move on to the next pose.

We will create and shoot poses in three different set-ups.  On a box (as shown on the eFlyer), standing or floor level on a plain background, and finally against a wall.

At the end of the evening for each scenario we will each have a set of images that show scores of different art nude poses, all under the same lighting conditions.  You can then refer to this guide when working with other models in the future.

Our model for the event will be KarenR.  Karen is regular model at Ian’s Studio and is very experienced as an art nude model.  You can find Karen’s portfolio on Purpleport : http://purpleport.com/portfolio/karenr/?referrer=ianbutty (NSFW)

Price: £29

[BOOK HERE]


Sunday, 23 November 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
SOLD OUT!
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

I have been asked by several photographers, who were not able to come to the event last month to rerun this session.  The date for the rerun will be Sunday 23rd November.

Learn how to cut mats and mounts for your photographs.  I have a Longridge mount cutter at the studio, which can give accurate cuts for mounting your images.  The mount cutter is free to use for anyone who attends events at the studio, or who hires the studio.

If you have never cut your own mounts before you probably will not know just how easy it is when you use a professional mount cutter.

For tonight’s event I will show you the techniques involved, once you have been shown you are welcome to use the cutter at the studio whenever you need to cut future mounts.

Bring a couple of prints you want to mount/mat to this event.  It is best if your images are no larger than 12x16in

Price: £10
Materials included in the price will be sufficient to mount either two prints unbacked or one print with backing.   Based on 50x40cm frames.  For smaller frames you may get more mounts from the material supplied.

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Friday, 21 November 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

For tonight’s Friday Night at the Studio event, Model Amy Linton is bringing her collection of designer fascinators to the studio for an evening of portraiture with a difference.

Amy has been modelling for over three years now. Originally trained in performing arts and dance she uses her skills within the shoot to really enhance the photographs. She has experience in catwalk and her work has been published. Amy covers many genres including pin up, dark gothic, avantgarde, fashion and everything inbetween. She also designs and styles her shoots as well as designing headwear which will be featured at this event.

You can see Amy’s profile on Purpleport: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/vocalpuppy/?referrer=ianbutty

As ever with our Friday Night events I will be on hand to explain lighting and camera settings if you need me to.  There will also be opportunities for people to set and modify the lighting if they wish.

UPDATE: Amy is bringing three looks:

  • vintage glamour
  • geisha
  • dark avant garde

She will have three different facinators for each look. In addition to headshots we will also be shooting some full length images and will be using the fascinators to create some interesting silhouette images.

Price: £25

Maximum number of spaces for this event will be 7.

[BOOK HERE]


Saturday, 15 November 2014 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Have you ever wanted to learn more about studio photography but were a bit scared to have a go?  Ever felt over-whelmed by the range of events and workshops that are on offer at the studio?  This day is designed to give you a taster of the different types of workshops and training that we offer.

There will be two different 3hrs sessions.  Each session will highlight different aspects of studio photography work. What we cover in each session will be short extracts of the training given in different workshops that we offer at the studio.  

In the morning session we will look at:

  • Portraiture
  • Fashion and commercial
  • Pin-up

In the afternoon session we will look at:

  • Lingerie / Boudoir
  • Glamour
  • Art Nude

Printed notes and lighting diagrams will be provided for all the topics and set-ups that we cover during the taster day.

Our model for this event will be studio regular Maude.  During the morning session Maude will be working to clothed/fashion levels.  In the afternoon session Maude will be working up to Art Nude levels.

Morning session only:  £36
Afternoon session only: £42
Both sessions: £75

A buffet lunch will be provided for anyone booking to attend both sessions.

If you have never shot in a studio before and don’t know what to expect, there is nothing to worry about.  All you need to bring is your camera and yourself.  Most people shoot with DSLRs but so long as as your camera has a hot-shoe and the ability to work in manual mode you will be fine.  Durring the two sessions I take the time to explain all the settings you will need on your camera and also how we set-up and meter the lights.  This will also be covered in the printed not supplied at the workshop.

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 14 November 2014 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 be taking a different approach to lingerie and boudoir photography.  Our model for the evening will be “Calamity” and she will be bring with her a collection of unusual underwear including a studded bra see-through body stockings.

You can find Calamity’s profile on purpleport here:  http://purpleport.com/portfolio/calamity/?referrer=ianbutty (NSFW) – Calamity will be working to topless levels for this event.

For part of the shoot we will use some of the boudoir props to create a setting for the images.

We don’t have a permanent boudoir set… (I just don’t have the space to do that) however…. I do have a collection of props which when put together can create a very convincing boudoir set.   These include:

  • A bed (made from six storge boxes, and bed headboard)
  • A trifold screen
  • A wall papered wall
  • A bit of skirting board
  • A Venetian blind
  • A very short chaise-longue
  • A couple of different rugs
  • A variety of different drapes and materials

I have also used standard background papers (to act as backgrounds and wall papers) and a sofa.

The advantage of this approach is that we can customise the set each time it is needed.

Take a look at this set of images they show just some of the ways the different props can be combined and lit.
http://photos.imb.biz/model/genre/boudoir  (NSFW)

Maximum number of photographers will be 7.

Price: £32

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Friday, 7 November 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
SOLD OUT!
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

At tonight’s Friday Night at the Studio event we will have a vigilante, a hitman, an assassin, and a boxer – all in the form of male model Darren S.

Darren is a popular NW Male model with (at the time of writting) 38 out of 38 positive reviews of Purpleport.  Darren does lots of styles but he is particularly know for his “hard man” looks and style.  And that is the theme we will be shooting tonight.

You can see Darren’s profile on Purpleport here: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/darrens/?referrer=ianbutty

As always lighting and settings will be explained to those who need it – so this event is suitable for experienced studio shooters and first time shooters.  The usual opportunities will be available for those who want the opportunity to set up lights themselves.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are also available.  Maximum number of spaces will be 7.

Price: £27

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Friday, 31 October 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Learn how to cut mats and mounts for your photographs.  I have a Longridge mount cutter at the studio, which can give accurate cuts for mounting your images.  The mount cutter is free to use for anyone who attends events at the studio, or who hires the studio.

If you have never cut your own mounts before you probably will not know just how easy it is when you use a professional mount cutter.

For tonight’s event I will show you the techniques involved, once you have been shown you are welcome to use the cutter at the studio whenever you need to cut future mounts.

Bring a couple of prints you want to mount/mat to this event.

Price: £10
Materials included in the price will be sufficient to mount either two prints unbacked or one print with backing.   Based on 50x40cm frames.  For smaller frames you may get more mounts from the material supplied.

PS: Yes, I do know the date is Halloween – if you are like me and don’t like the endless stream of kids playing trick or treat – then this is the ideal chance to get out of the house!

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 24 October 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

For tonight’s studio event we are looking at photographing high-end fashion.  Working with an established fashion model with at least four different outfits/looks.  We will look at different ways to create images of the outfits and the model.

The model for this event will be Sarah Angel Angel Adesiyan.  http://purpleport.com/portfolio/sarahaadesiyan/

This will be Sarah’s third visit to the studio.  Here last visit was for a 1970’s themed night.  You can see images from that shoot here:  http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/sarahangel1970s

Price: £25

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Friday, 17 October 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

As photographers we improve by trying new things.  That might be trying studio photography for the first time.  It might be trying out a different studio to the one you normally use.   I like to think that all the events at Ian’s Studio are welcoming to first time visitors, but this week’s event will be especially so, and to encourage new visitors to come this week, I am offering a massive 40% discount on the price of this event for anyone who has never been to one of our events before.  That means you will pay just £15 instead of the full price of £25.

If you have never shot in a studio before and don’t know what to expect, there is nothing to worry about.  All you need to bring is your camera and yourself.  Most people shoot with DSLRs but so long as as your camera has a hot-shoe and the ability to work in manual mode you will be fine.  For those who need it, I take the time to explain the settings you will need on your camera and also how we set-up and meter the lights.

If you are familiar with studio shoots but never been to one at Ian’s Studio, we are a relatively small studio with a limit of 7 photographer shoot at an event like this.  Tea, coffee and biscuits are available.  If you want advice on shooting or how to pose models I’m happy to provide it… but only if you want it.  We try to ensure that everyone gets a fair chance to shoot, and where possible we try to give opportunities for those who wish to change the lighting to do so.

We are still going to welcome our existing customers to this event, but I’m sorry you’ll have to pay the full price of £25.  Don’t worry I have an exclusive event planed for later in the year that just for existing customers.

The model for this event is Zoe Harlotta.  http://purpleport.com/portfolio/zoeharlotta/?referrer=ianbutty (Safe for work).

Price £15 for first time visitors £25 everyone else.

 

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Saturday, 11 October 2014 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Another of our full-day messy days at the studio.  This time with model Maude.  At this event you have the chance to create photographs or video with a messy theme to them.

Typically at these days there will chances to shoot at least four different messy set-ups and scenarios.  At past events these have included art nude with multicoloured slime, messy diner, messy decorator, game show with forfeits.

The set-ups will be tailored to suit the type of “Wet and Messy” styles the attendees wish to wish to shoot.  It is expected that a significant number of the set-ups will appeal to photographers who enjoy shooting “splosh” / WAM fetish images.

I am very pleased to announce that Maude has agreed to model for this event.  Maude is a regular at the studio and is no stranger to messy shoots.  At previous group events organised by Ian’s Studio Maude has been covered in fake blood at a horror themed shoot and covered in mud at a trash the dress shoot.  http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/maude-ttd

Maude will be getting messy both fully clothed and fully nude.

Please note that we are working with messy substances at this shoot and it is advisable that photographers wear old clothes, just in case!

Price: £110

A minimum of three photographers is required for this event.  The maximum number of photographers will be limited to just five.

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Friday, 10 October 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
SOLD OUT!
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

The theme for tonight’s Friday Night at the Studio event is “Just Add Water” we will be looking at different styles of model photography that incorporate water as part of the image.  This will include capturing the splash as water is poured on to the model, wetlook glamour including wet clothing and wet hair.  Hopefully it will also be possible to create some shower based images too.

Our model for this event will be working to topless levels (possibly nude).

I am pleased to announce that our model for this event will be Jesse-Marie.  Please see: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/casinomarie/?referrer=ianbutty Jesse has been to the studio one before for a one-to-one shoot with a photographer but this will be here first group shoot here.

Price: £29

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Friday, 19 September 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Tonight’s Friday Night at the Studio event will have an oil theme to it.   We will work with an established art nude model to create a number of artistic images which combine the human figure with oil.

We will look at a number of techniques.  We will use of baby oil to create a shine and reflections on a model’s skin.  Cooking oil and water to show water droplets on the skin, and finally we will use a black slime which looks like crude oil to create abstract bodyscapes, body part and art nude images.

I am very pleased to announce that the model for this event will be Wendy Louise.  See: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/wendylouise/?referrer=ianbutty

Wendy has been to the studio on many occasions and always produces fantastic images.  Here are just two of the the shoots that she has done :

http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/wendylousecliche

http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/wendylouise

Price: £35

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Friday, 12 September 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

*** Please Note:  The date of this event has now changed to Friday 12th September ****

For this Friday Night at the Studio event we look at creating sport and fitness images.  Weather permitting we will split our time between shooting in the park and in the studio.

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

Price : £25

 

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Tuesday, 9 September 2014 7:00 PM - 9:30 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 weekly on Tuesday Evenings 7pm – 9.30pm. starting Tuesday 9th September (Please note: There will be no session on Tuesday 23rd & 30th 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]Ie the course sessions would be as follows:

  • Tues 9th Sep
  • Tues 16th Sep
  • Tues 7th Oct
  • Tues 14th Oct
  • Tues 21st Oct
  • Tues 28th Oct
  • Tues 4th Nov

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.
  • 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 September 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

For tonight’s event we will be creating a number of different types of images using the studio’s “Red Room Set”.  The Red Room set is made up of red background paper, a red sofa and for some shots the use of red Venetian blinds.

The Red Room set offers a variety of possibilities and will enable you to create some striking images.

Our model this evening will be working at a variety of levels from clothed to nude.

I am pleased to announce that our model for this event will be Willow Rose.  http://purpleport.com/portfolio/willowrose/?referrer=ianbutty (Contains nudity).

This will be Willow’s fourth or fifth time at the studio.  You can see images from one of her previous visits here: http://photos.imb.biz/models/shoot/willowrose  (contains nudity)

Price: £29

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Saturday, 30 August 2014 10:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

PLEASE NOTE THE ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICE FOR THIS DAY TO JUST £40 PER HOUR

Rhianna Grey returns to the studio for a studio day.  Book model and studio for an all inclusive price of £45 per hour.

Rhianna will work at any level up to art nude.

You can find Rhianna’s profile on purpleport here: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/rhiannagrey/?referrer=ianbutty  (NSFW)

As ever with any event or studio hire I will be on hand to provide as much (or as little) help and support with lighting and settings as you wish.  And if you don’t wish or need any help I will sit quietly in office out of your way.

There is a 15 minute break between hourly sessions.  Book two consecutive hours and get the 15 minutes between for free.

The following sessions are available:

Session 1:  10:00-11:00
Session 2:  11:15-12:15
Session 3:  12:30-13:30
LUNCH 30mins
Session 4:  14:00-15:00
Session 5:  15:15-16:15
Session 6:  16:30-17:30
Session 7:  17:45-18:45

Please book the hourly slot(s) you wish using the booking form below.  If you have any problems making your booking please contact me.

Price: £40 per hour.

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Friday, 29 August 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

As we head towards the end of Summer, this week’s Friday Night theme will be summer in the park.  A chance to practice your strobist (off camera flash) techniques as we work with our model(s) in Vernon and Woodbank parks.

Depending on the number of photographers booking I will arrange one, two or three models for us to shoot.

In the event of bad weather there are several locations we can use to shoot in the park and of course we can always use the studio.

I am really pleased to announce that the model for this event will be KirstyClare – you can see her profile on PurplePort http://purpleport.com/portfolio/kirstywhitelegg/?referrer=ianbutty  (It is worth noting that she has five front page images on purpleport http://purpleport.com/portfolio/kirstywhitelegg/fpis/ – so you can be sure of getting some great photos.

Price £25

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Monday, 25 August 2014 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Join us on August Bank Holiday Monday in Fleetwood for a Trash the Dress shoot with model Maud.  We will be shooting in various locations in the Fleetwood area including round the wrecks on the Fleetwood marshes.

Our model for this event will be Maud (http://purpleport.com/portfolio/maude/?referrer=ianbutty).  Maud was recently at the studio for our bedroom glamour night and our Friday 13th Event.  She was an instant hit with the photographers and I think without exception we were all keen to shoot with her again.

The dress that Maud will be wearing for this shoot will be her actual, real life wedding dress!  And we intend to completely trash it by the end of the shoot.  As Maud says:  “a celebration in mud of a great divorce hahaha

Never done a “trash the dress” shoot before?  And not sure what to expect?  You might want to take a look at these two galleries on my website:

http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/saphire-ttd and http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/royalttd

I have found two places for us to shoot at.  The first location will be on the beach and esplanade near Lower Lighthouse.  At this location we will create some classic wedding style images – these will be our ‘before’ shots.

After that we will head over to our main location which are the famous Fleetwood Wrecks.  These are on the muddy salt marshes about a mile out of town.  The marshes are muddy and there is a bit of a scramble to get to the wrecks.  Please wear sensible footwear with good grip we will be walking over uneven, muddy ground.  I recommend that you should wear old clothes and possibly bring a change of clothing with you too.  For some of the set-ups to get the best shots you may want to go down into the muddy areas where Maud is trashing her dress.

You can see images from my visit to both locations here:  http://photos.imb.biz/travel/uk/fleetwood

Price: £45

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 15 August 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Christmas in August!?  Get a head start on your Christmas preparations this year and learn how to create your own photographic Christmas cards.

At this Table Top Night event we will look at lots of different set ups to create images which you can use as the basis of your Christmas cards.  We will work with props, such as Christmas lights, decorations and candles, and we will see how even odd pieces of card when correctly illuminated can create stunning designs for your own Christmas cards.

If you have a tripod please bring it along with you.  If you need to borrow one we have some available at the studio.

Macro lenses may be helpful but are not essential.

Price £18

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 8 August 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Something a little different for tonight’s Friday Night at the Studio event we will be look at how to create and photograph unique outfits and looks from random lengths or material, a few basic items of clothing and lots of pins and clips.

Our model for this event will be Roo Morgue.  (See: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/ianbutty/?referrer=ianbutty NSFW).   We will be creating the costumes on-set with Roo.  Because of this and to give us some flexibility with the use of sheer materials Roo has been booked to work to nude levels.

If you have interesting materials that you would like to incorporate into some of the creations please bring them along and where possible we will  try to use them.

Price: £29

[BOOK HERE]


Saturday, 26 July 2014 10:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Tina Kay comes to the studio for a studio day.  Book model and studio for an all inclusive price of £55 per hour.

The price covers Tina working at any level up to art nude.

You can see Tina’s profile on purpleport here: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/tinakay/?referrer=ianbutty (NSFW)

As ever with any event or studio hire I will be on hand to provide as much (or as little) help and support with lighting and settings as you wish.  And if you don’t wish or need any help I will sit quietly in office out of your way.

There is a 15 minute break between hourly sessions.  Book two consecutive hours and get the 15 minutes between for free.

The following sessions are available:

Session 1:  10:00-11:00
Session 2:  11:15-12:15
Session 3:  12:30-13:30
LUNCH 30mins
Session 4:  14:00-15:00
Session 5:  15:15-16:15
Session 6:  16:30-17:30
Session 7:  17:45-18:45

Please book the hourly slot(s) you wish using the booking form below.  If you have any problems making your booking please contact me.

Price: £55 per hour.

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 25 July 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

For this week’s Friday Night at the Studio event we are going to look at the theme of creating “Implied Nude” and “Implied Topless” images.  Often images can be more powerful and striking where the nudity is just hinted at.  We will consider a number of different techniques creating such images including the use of props, pose, lighting and even the angle from which we shoot.

Although the theme is implied nude and implied topless images we will be photographing a model who has been booked to work up to full nude levels.  This means that as we consider these techniques we can compare both concealed and revealed images. It also means that as we practice various techniques there is no embarrassment to the model if the concealment is not as perfect as we had intended.

Our model for this event will be the amazing Aurelia.  You can find her profile on purpleport: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/msaureliajones/ (NSFW).

Price: £29

 

[BOOK HERE]


Sunday, 20 July 2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Please note the date for this event has been changed to Sunday 20 July.

This “Small Group Session” will be limited to just THREE photographers.  Our model for this session will be Illy (aka Black Beauty).  Small group sessions are a cross between a normal group shoot, bespoke training and a studio hire.

The session is limited to maximum of three photographers.  I will guide the shoot and offer advice on lighting and working with the model at the event.  I will also document the lighting set-ups used during the shoot and send lighting diagrams and notes to the participants after the event so that you can recreate the lighting used at the shoot.

For this session the model will be Black Beauty : http://purpleport.com/portfolio/blackbeauty/?referrer=ianbutty (NSFW)

Illy will be shoot levels up to nude for this event.

Price is £100 per photographer

Notes:
1. Due to the maximum number of photographers for this event being three – we have a strict cancellation policy. If you cancel within 5 days of the event, the full fee for you place is payable..  However if your place is resold to anther photographer after you cancel your fee can either be refunded or transferred to another shoot.

2. If only two photographers book for a small group session you will be given the option to either share the cost of the third place between you (you will of course get 50% more time shooting with only two photographers) if either photographer decides they don’t wish to share the cost of the third place the shoot will be cancelled and all fees refunded.

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 18 July 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Michelle Monroe has been on my mental list of models to work with for a long time.  Recently I discovered that she is retiring from modelling at the end of July.  So this Friday Night at the Studio event really is something of a one off – a hello and a goodbye to Michelle.

Michelle is a well known model with a long and successful career across many genres.  You can see examples of her work on her Purpleport profile: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/michellemonroe/?referrer=ianbutty

For tonight’s event Michelle will be working to implied topless / implied nude levels.

Don’t miss this chance to work with Michelle, because just two weeks after this event she will have retired.

Price: £35

 

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 11 July 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
SOLD OUT!
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

For this Friday Night at the studio event we will be joined by alternative/gothic model Karma Vixen.  The event will be a mix of styles and techniques

Weather permitting we will start the evening outside photographing gothic fashions using a mix of ambient light and strobist techniques.

After this we will head into the studio for low key lingerie shots with an alternative style to them.  The final set of the evening will be art nude with an particular emphasis on photographing Karma’s many tattoos.

You can see Karma’s profile on Purpleport here: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/karmavixen/?referrer=ianbutty (NSFW)

Price: £29

 

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 20 June 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
SOLD OUT!
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

For this evening’s Friday Night at the Studio we will looking at incorporating masks in to art nude photography.  Photographer and regular at Ian’s Studio, Les Auld will be bringing his collection of over a dozen different face masks.

In addition to the face masks we will have a selection of sheer material which when combined with the the masks can make some classic nude images.

The model for this event will Wendy Louise.  Wendy is an established art nude model and has been to Ian’s studio on a number of occasions.

You can find Wendy’s portfolio on Purpleport: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/wendylouise/?referrer=ianbutty

You can also see one of her many shoots at Ian’s Studio here:  http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/wendylousecliche

Price: £29

[BOOK HERE]


Saturday, 14 June 2014 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Another of our wet and messy days at the studio.  At these days you have the chance to create photographs or video with a messy theme to them.

Typically at these days there will chances to shoot at least four different messy set-ups and scenarios.  At past events these have included art nude with multicoloured slime, messy diner, messy decorator, game show with forfeits.

The set-ups will be tailored to suit the type of “Wet and Messy” styles the attendees wish to wish to shoot.  It is expected that a significant number of the set-ups will appeal to photographers who enjoy shooting “splosh” / WAM fetish images.

I am very pleased to announce that the model for this event will be Rhianna Gray See: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/rhiannagrey/?referrer=ianbutty  (NSFW).  Rhianna has modelled for a recent “Small Group Session” at the studio and proved to be a fantastic art nude model with a great sense of humour.  When talking to her about this event she is looking forward to getting very, very messy!

You can see images from her previous (non-messy) visit to the studio here: http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/sgs-rhiannag

Rhianna will be getting messy both clothed and nude.

Please not we are working with messy substances at this shoot and it is advisable that photographers wear old clothes, just in case!

Price: £89

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 13 June 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
SOLD OUT!
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

It’s Friday the thirteenth!  The studio will run with blood as we create images inspired by horror and slasher films and television.

Our blood covered model for this event will be Maud (http://purpleport.com/portfolio/maude/?referrer=ianbutty).  Maud was recently at the studio for our bedroom glamour night and was an instant hit with the photographers and I think without exception we were all keen to shoot with her again.

In addition to Maud at this event the studio’s resident axe-man will be on hand to create lots of (fake) blood and gore and to add an element of true horror if required.

We are hoping to create images inspired by the following films and TV:

  • Friday the thirteenth
  • The shining
  • Carrie (the famous blood soaked prom scene)
  • True Blood (the character Lilith)

Maud will be working to nude levels at this event.

Price: £29

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 6 June 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

For tonight’s Friday Night at the Studio event we will look at creating low-key glamour images with a sensual/erotic twist to it.

Our model for this event will be Je55 (http://purpleport.com/portfolio/je55/?referrer=ianbutty).  For most (but not all) of the lighting set-ups for this event will be low-key and designed to work as black and white with plenty of shadow.

Please note that our model Je55 will be working to full nude levels and we will be creating images that are definitely “not safe for work”.

Price: £35

[BOOK HERE]


Saturday, 31 May 2014 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

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 30 May 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
SOLD OUT!
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

For this Friday Night at the Studio event we turn our attention to the world of Cosplay.

cosplay (noun) the practice of dressing up as a character from a film, book, or video game, especially one from the Japanese genres of manga or anime.

For this event we will be working with an established cosplayer / model and shooting images which will be easy to manipulate to create interesting costumed compositions.

I am absolutely thrilled to be able to announce that the model for this event will be Leanne a.k.a. Mistyy Cosplay – you can find on purpleport here: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/mistyycosplay/?referrer=ianbutty and on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/MistyyCosplay

Make sure you take a look at her cosplay album on purpleport: http://purpleport.com/portfolio-image-album.asp?id=5929&referrer=ianbutty
Price: £27

[BOOK HERE]


Wednesday, 28 May 2014 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Weekly on WEDNESDAY Evenings 7.30pm to 10pm (approximately) from Wednesday 28th May 2014.  (Please note there is a TWO week mid-course break following session 4).

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.

Please note this is classroom based training with practical homework assignments to back-up what we have covered in each session.  Discounts will be available to course attendees to attend other events at the studio.

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.

  • 28 May – Session 1 :  Travel and Architecture
  • 04 June – Session 2 : Available light portraiture and Weddings
  • 11 June – Session 3 : Off Camera flash and strobist techniques
  • 18 June – Session 4 : Studio portraiture
  • 09 July – Session 5 : Glamour, boudoir and art nude photography
  • 16 July – Session 6 : Events, theatre and performance photography
  • 23 July – Session 7 : Macro, product and commercial photography
  • 30 July – 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.

[BOOK HERE]


Monday, 26 May 2014 10:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

PLEASE NOTE WE ARE REDUCING THE ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICE FOR THIS DAY TO JUST £45 PER HOUR

Rhianna Grey returns to the studio for a studio day.  Book model and studio for an all inclusive price of £45 per hour.

Rhianna will work at any level up to art nude.

You can find Rhianna’s profile on purpleport here: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/rhiannagrey/?referrer=ianbutty  (NSFW)

As ever with any event or studio hire I will be on hand to provide as much (or as little) help and support with lighting and settings as you wish.  And if you don’t wish or need any help I will sit quietly in office out of your way.

There is a 15 minute break between hourly sessions.  Book two consecutive hours and get the 15 minutes between for free.

The following sessions are available:

Session 1:  10:00-11:00
Session 2:  11:15-12:15
Session 3:  12:30-13:30
LUNCH 30mins
Session 4:  14:00-15:00
Session 5:  15:15-16:15
Session 6:  16:30-17:30
Session 7:  17:45-18:45

Please book the hourly slot(s) you wish using the booking form below.  If you have any problems making your booking please contact me.

Price: £45 per hour.

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 9 May 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

For this Friday Night at the Studio we will look at different ways to create bedroom themed glamour images.

We will look at how to create a bed set out little more than crates, table-tops, bedding and of course a bed headboard.  We will also look at an even simpler technique which requires no more than sheets and pillows on a white seamless background.

Our model will be working to nude levels for this shoot.

I am pleased to announce that the model for this event will be the fantastic Maude – http://purpleport.com/portfolio/maude/?referrer=ianbutty  (NSFW).

Price: £29

[BOOK HERE]


Wednesday, 7 May 2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

This “Small Group Session” will be limited to just THREE photographers.  Our model for this session will be StaceyM.  Small group sessions are a cross between a normal group shoot, bespoke training and a studio hire.

The session is limited to maximum of three photographers.  I will guide the shoot and offer advice on lighting and working with the model at the event.  I will also document the lighting set-ups used during the shoot and send lighting diagrams and notes to the participants after the event so that you can recreate the lighting used at the shoot.

For this session the model will be StaceyM :
http://purpleport.com/portfolio/staceym/?referrer=ianbutty

In discussion with Stacey the levels for this shoot will be mainly nude (art nude and glamour nude), some lingerie, and probably one or two erotic shots.

Price is £100 per photographer

Notes:
1. Due to the maximum number of photographers for this event being three – we have a strict cancellation policy. If you cancel within 5 days of the event, the full fee for you place is payable..  However if your place is resold to anther photographer after you cancel your fee can either be refunded or transferred to another shoot.

2. If only two photographers book for a small group session you will be given the option to either share the cost of the third place between you (you will of course get 50% more time shooting with only two photographers) if either photographer decides they don’t wish to share the cost of the third place the shoot will be cancelled and all fees refunded.

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 2 May 2014 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 be looking at the topic of photographing men.  We are going to look at three different ways to photograph men.

We will look at techniques for male portraiture, sports/fitness photography and lastly we will consider how to light and photograph the male nude.  Weather permitting the section on portraiture will be outside the studio using speedlights.

I am pleased to announce that the model for this event will be Marcus Larsen.  You can find Marcus’ profile on Purpleport:  http://purpleport.com/portfolio/marcusl27/?referrer=ianbutty  (Please note: Marcus’ profile contains male nudity).

Price: £27

[BOOK HERE]


Sunday, 27 April 2014 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 weekly on Sunday afternoons 3pm – 5.30pm. starting Sunday 27 April (Please note: There will be no session on Sunday 18th May).

[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.

[BOOK HERE]


Wednesday, 16 April 2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

This “Small Group Session” will be limited to just THREE photographers.  Our model for this session will be Rhianna Grey.  Small group sessions are a cross between a normal group shoot, bespoke training and a studio hire.

The session is limited to maximum of three photographers.  I will guide the shoot and offer advice on lighting and working with the model at the event.  I will also document the lighting set-ups used during the shoot and send lighting diagrams and notes to the participants after the event so that you can recreate the lighting used at the shoot.

For this session the model will be Rhianna Grey : http://purpleport.com/portfolio/rhiannagrey/?referrer=ianbutty

The levels for this shoot will be mainly art nude with some lingerie and glamour.

Price is £100 per photographer

Notes:
1. Due to the maximum number of photographers for this event being three – we have a strict cancellation policy. If you cancel within 5 days of the event, the full fee for you place is payable..  However if your place is resold to anther photographer after you cancel your fee can either be refunded or transferred to another shoot.

2. If only two photographers book for a small group session you will be given the option to either share the cost of the third place between you (you will of course get 50% more time shooting with only two photographers) if either photographer decides they don’t wish to share the cost of the third place the shoot will be cancelled and all fees refunded.

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 11 April 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

This week’s Friday Night Event is a bit of an experiment.  Instead of me setting a price from the event, at the end of the evening you can pay whatever you think the evening was worth.  Whatever money is collected will then be split between our model StacyM and me as the organiser/studio

Our model for the evening will be KarenR, you can find her profile on purpleport :
http://purpleport.com/portfolio/karenr/?referrer=ianbutty

Karen is happy to work at any of her advertised levels – please remember to reflect the levels you shoot in whatever you pay at the end of the evening.

I have a number of ideas for set-ups that we can shoot with Karen, however we will give preference to any ideas and themes that those who are booking wish to suggest.  If it involves complex lighting set-ups, unusual props or costumes please let me know before the event.  Standard fashion, lingerie, glamour or art nude we cope with those sorts of ideas on the night.

Price: Pay what you think it was worth
(Please bring cash on the night)

NOTE:
Please book your place as normal through the website.  Please ONLY book if you are definitely coming.  Photographers who book and don’t show-up will be billed for the average amount paid by those photographers who do turn-up;.

 

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 21 March 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
SOLD OUT!
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Dance model Sarah Mansfield returns to Ian’s studio for an evening of dance and movement photography.  This evening will be a little different to normal as the emphasis will be on the photographic techniques more than the model’s poses.

We will look at the standard techniques for freezing the action and creating motion blur in a studio environment.  We will also look at in-camera multiple exposure techniques such as using using flash guns in ‘multi-strobe’ mode and techniques for combining a blurred image with a frozen image.

The techniques we will look at should be possible with any DSLR.  Not all speedlights have a ‘multi-strobe’ mode so we will use the studio speedlights.  If you want to bring your own speedlite to see if the technique is possible with your equipment.

Price: £25

[BOOK HERE]


Wednesday, 19 March 2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
SOLD OUT!
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Click here to view images from this event

This “Small Group Session” will be limited to just THREE photographers.  Our model for this session will be Rachel Travers.  Small group sessions are a cross between a normal group shoot, bespoke training and a studio hire.

The session is limited to maximum of three photographers.  I will guide the shoot and offer advice on lighting and working with the model at the event.  I will also document the lighting set-ups used during the shoot and send lighting diagrams and notes to the participants after the event so that you can recreate the lighting used at the shoot.

For this session the model will be Rachel Travers :
http://purpleport.com/portfolio/rt/?referrer=ianbutty

In discussion with Rachel the levels for this shoot will be mainly nude (art nude and glamour nude), some lingerie, and probably one or two erotic shots.

Price is £100 per photographer

Notes:
1. Due to the maximum number of photographers for this event being three – we have a strict cancellation policy. If you cancel within 5 days of the event, the full fee for you place is payable..  However if your place is resold to anther photographer after you cancel your fee can either be refunded or transferred to another shoot.

2. If only two photographers book for a small group session you will be given the option to either share the cost of the third place between you (you will of course get 50% more time shooting with only two photographers) if either photographer decides they don’t wish to share the cost of the third place the shoot will be cancelled and all fees refunded.

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 14 March 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

This week we go back in time 90 years to the “Roaring 20s” for some 1920’s Glamour with model Amy Pulford

This is Amy’s first visit to the studio.  You can find Amy’s profile on Purpleport here:

http://purpleport.com/portfolio/amypulford7/?referrer=ianbutty

As you will see from Amy’s profile she has plenty of experience with concept and fashion based shoots.  Amy will shortly be forwarding to me details of the dresses and accessories that will be available at the shoot.  I will post more information as I receive it.

Price: £27

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 7 March 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Using a sound activated trigger system at tonight’s event we will be creating images of exploding objects such as bursting balloons.  To create a variety in the images we will fill the balloons with different substances such as water or coloured liquids.

We will also look at capturing images of objects smashing as they fall.  If you wish to have a go at creating this type of image please bring along one or two objects that you would like to drop and break.  Eg old tea cups, old ornaments, etc.  The main requirement is that the object will make noise when it hits the ground (or table) when dropped.

Price: £15

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Friday, 28 February 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Rachael F makes another visit to the studio this time with four stunning corsets.  Using different lighting techniques, backgrounds and studio sets we will photograph Rachael in each corset in turn.

Rachael is a regular model and photographer at the studio, but this will be the first visit the four new corsets have made.

Rachael’s Purpleport profile is here:
http://purpleport.com/portfolio/rachaelf/?referrer=ianbutty

Images from previous Ian’s studio events with Rachael can be found here:
http://photos.imb.biz/model/rachael

Price £25

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Friday, 21 February 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Zara Du Rose is coming to the studio!  Zara is normally based in the London area but is visiting the area for a limited period.  Zara will be bringing her collection of latex fetish outfits, including the cat-suit pictured on the eFlyer for this event.

Zara outfits are revealing and she will be working at various levels up to nude.

You can find Zara’s profile here: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/zaradurose/?referrer=ianbutty (NSFW).

Price: £35

More of Zara?

Full day – Thursday 20th Feb 2014

I am also running a full day shoot (10am to 4pm) with Zara on Thursday 20th Feb 2014.  This will be for a maximum of three photographers – two out of the three places are already booked.  This shoot will be a mixture of fetish, glamour and nude.  If you would like the third place please contact me directly. The price for this full day shoot is £100.  FULL DAY IS SOLD OUT – but I am creating a waiting list!

After Hours – Friday 21th Feb 2014

Zara is offering an “after hours” session at the studio 10pm till 11pm immediately following the normal Friday Night at the studio event.  The extra hour will cost an additional £15 and is subject to having a minimum of three photographers booking.  Styles and levels for the “After Hours” shoot will be determined by those who book to attend it.

 

 

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Friday, 14 February 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Give your fashion photography a twist… let Lucylottie give it some attitude.

Once again this week we have a new model to the studio, and someone who is not based in the area.  So this is a great opportunity to shoot with someone you may not normally get the chance to work with.

Take a look at Lucy’s portfolio on Purpleport: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/lucylottie/?referrer=ianbutty and you will see immediately why I am excited about Lucy coming to the studio.

Lucy will be working to implied topless at this event. *

The image on the eFlyer for this event is by “holmax.com” and is used with permission.

Price: £28

* Please note when shooting a model at implied topless levels there is always a possibility that some ‘nipple-slips’ may be captured on camera.  It is part of our agreement with Lucy that should that happen such images must be immediately deleted from the camera while at the studio.  By booking for this event you accept this condition.

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Friday, 7 February 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Sarah Angel Adesiyan came to our “Black and White” evening last year and was an instant hit with the photographers.  Sarah is back this week for an evening of “1970’s Vintage Fashion”.

 

Sarah is an established editorial/commercial model who has an amazing look and poses effortlessly and this is sure to be a fantastic night.

So come back in time and shoot the fashions of the 70’s.

I am sure those who worked with her at the previous event will be eager to shoot with Sarah again, if you haven’t worked with her before don’t miss this opportunity.

You can see Sarah’s profile on Purpleport here:
http://purpleport.com/portfolio/sarahaadesiyan/?referrer=ianbutty

Price: £25

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Tuesday, 28 January 2014 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Starting on Tuesday 28th January….. The Comprehensive Studio Photography Course.

This 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.
  • 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:  £299
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.

 

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Saturday, 25 January 2014 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: £65.00  (Price includes lunch)

Topics covered include:

The Lightroom Philosophy

Learn to work the Lightroom way.

Configuring Lightroom

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

Library Module

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

Develop Module

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

Output Modules

Printing
Slide show
Web

Exporting Images

Export & Publish – what’s the difference.

Plug-ins

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

Workflow hints and tips

Using keyword to mange workflow

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Friday, 24 January 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Tonight’s Friday Night at the Studio event will be on the theme of ‘pin-up’.  We will be working with an established pin-up model to create pin-up images with bright and bold colours.

Coloured back grounds will be the order of the day.  We have a good selection of colourfull background papers at the studio and we will be augmenting these with coloured gels to increase the coulors we can shoot against.

Details of the model for this event will be published shortly

Price: £27

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Friday, 10 January 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
SOLD OUT!
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Tonight’s Friday Night at the Studio event will be led by Rick Bradbury.  Rick is known for his use of dramatic lighting in his portraiture work. 

For this event we will be looking at all kinds of dramatic lighting, using all types of modifiers from grids to big umbrellas to create images with drama/tension.

Many people think for dramatic lighting you need to use grids or hard light… whilst that works great you can also create drama with light with a larger light source.

Bring your camera and plenty of cards for a dramatic nights shooting.

The model for this event will be KatieAnna
http://www.purestorm.com/profile.aspx?id=katieanna (Contains nudity NSFW)

Price: £25

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