Event Archives – 2016

Here are the details of all the events that have been run by Ian’s Studio in 2016.   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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Thursday, 15 December 2016 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 to 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.  This event will be free for both Academy Members and non-members – however, until 2nd December, I am making booking exclusive to Academy Members, after that date bookings will be open to everyone.

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 

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Thursday, 1 December 2016 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Too often in the studio we just roll out the seamless paper backgrounds.  For this Friday Night at the Studio event, we will spend the whole evening shooting without using seamless paper backgrounds.  We will have available as possible backgrounds studio walls, mini sets, Venetian blinds, wallpaper and painted backgrounds, the studio floor and even softboxes.

Our model for this event will be Karen R – http://purpleport.com/portfolio/karenr/?referrer=ianbutty

Karen will be working at various levels from clothed to nude.

Come with your own ideas on what you want to work with and we will use the most popular suggestions and backgrounds.

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Friday, 25 November 2016 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
SOLD OUT!
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Due to unprecedented demand, we are rerunning this event!

For tonight’s event, we will have actor/photographer Graham Currey in the studio.  Graham is widely known as a photographer and camera club judge, what is less well known is that Graham is an award-nominated actor  (I like to claim a little credit there as I introduced him to theatre and directed him in his first two plays!).

This evening Graham will be creating some 1940’s characters for us to photograph.  As an added bonus he will be joined by a 1940’s style female model.

The female model for the event will be Leona Lissoni – https://purpleport.com/portfolio/lovefromleo/?referrer=ianbutty

We first ran this event as a private shoot/workshop for a local camera club. You can see the images from that event here: http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/character1.  The models and lighting set-ups you see in the gallery are the same ones you will be working to at this event.

The maximum number of photographers will be six.

PRICE: £35

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Wednesday, 16 November 2016 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
SOLD OUT!
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Due to unprecedented demand, we are rerunning this event!

For tonight’s event, we will have actor/photographer Graham Currey in the studio.  Graham is widely known as a photographer and camera club judge, what is less well known is that Graham is an award-nominated actor  (I like to claim a little credit there as I introduced him to theatre and directed him in his first two plays!).

This evening Graham will be creating some 1940’s characters for us to photograph.  As an added bonus he will be joined by a 1940’s style female model.

The female model for the event will be Leona Lissoni – https://purpleport.com/portfolio/lovefromleo/?referrer=ianbutty

We first ran this event as a private shoot/workshop for a local camera club. You can see the images from that event here: http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/character1.  The models and lighting set-ups you see in the gallery are the same ones you will be working to at this event.

The maximum number of photographers will be six.

PRICE: £35

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Friday, 21 October 2016 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

The first of two studio events that were suggested by the models who will be posing for us and then voted on by members of the “Ian’s Studio”  Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/iansstudio/).

Sin in the City will be a film noir  inspired shoot, you will work preferably monochrome (we will show you ways of doing that in-camera) or featuring one colour (red etc) will be great for photographers looking to shoot Silhouettes, Lighting and Shadow creation (horizontal/shutter blind effect) and in editing images could be used in a Film Noir style poster or as stand alone images.

The mode who suggested this event and will be posing for it is: Scarlett Capri  – you can see examples of her work on her facebook page.  https://www.facebook.com/scarlettcapri/

Maximum number of photographers will be 7

Price: £26

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Friday, 14 October 2016 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
SOLD OUT!
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO 14TH OCTOBER

The second of two studio events that were suggested by the models who will be posing for us and then voted on by members of the “Ian’s Studio”  Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/iansstudio/).

Snakes on a Nude – will be exactly as the name suggests – the chance to shoot art nude images of Rhianna Grey, posing with a number of different sized snakes.

This event was suggest by model: Rhianna Grey (http://purpleport.com/portfolio/rhiannagrey/?referrer=ianbutty).  Rhianna is popular model who has worked at Ian’s studio on many occasions.  This will be her first time posing with snakes at the studio.  Her comment on hearing that this event was voted as one of the wining events speaks for itself:
        “I cannot tell you how bleeding excited I am about this! Weeeee!!! I’ve waited two years to do this lol! This is going to be the best shoot ever!

Don’t miss it!

The maximum number of photographers for this event will be 7 – however one of those spaces has been pre-allocated to the photographer organsing the snakes for the event.  So if you want one of the remaining six places.  Book early!

Price: £29

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Friday, 7 October 2016 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
SOLD OUT!
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

For tonight’s event we will have actor/photographer Graham Currey in the studio.  Graham is widely known as a photographer and camera club judge, what is less well known is that Graham is an award-nominated actor  (I like to claim a little credit there as I introduced him to theatre and directed him in his first two plays!).

This evening Graham will be creating some 1940’s characters for us to photograph.  As an added bonus he will be joined by a 1940’s style female model.

The female model for the event will be Leona Lissoni – https://purpleport.com/portfolio/lovefromleo/?referrer=ianbutty

We first ran this event as a private shoot/workshop for a local camera club. You can see the images from that event here: http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/character1.  The models and lighting set-ups you see in the gallery are the same ones you will be working to at this event.

The maximum number of photographers will be six.

PRICE: £35

PLEASE NOTE:  We are aware of a problem with discount codes and PayPal (the discount is not being passed to PayPal).  If you have a discount code please enter it as normal and select “pay offline/pay at the event” and we will charge you the discounted rate on the night.  Apologies for any inconvenience.   If you do not have a discount code you can still pay through PayPal as normal

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Friday, 23 September 2016 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

PLEASE NOTE THE DATE FOR THIS EVENT HAS CHANGED TO FRIDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER

This week’s Friday Night at the Studio event will be an evening with model ImperfectRose.  ImperfectRose has been to the studio on a number of occasions in the past when she modeled under the name “SoftGentle”

You can find Ms Rose’s profile on Purpleport here: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/softgentle/?referrer=ianbutty

This event will be an opportunity to create images with an edge to them as Ms Rose will be bringing along some of her fetish outfits.  She is also willing to shoot at all her published levels up to fully nude.  If you have any particular ideas, or styles of image you would like to work on please let me know in advance so that I can discuss them to ensure we have the appropriate props, outfits and lighting available.

Price: £32

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Friday, 16 September 2016 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
SOLD OUT!
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

At tonight’s event, we will look at a number of classic table-top set-ups.  These include how to photograph smoke patterns, capturing water splashes, techniques for photographing food and also at least on special effects set-up.

Other than a tripod (and you can borrow one of the spare studio tripods if you need to) you don’t need any special equipment to create these images, and you should be able to recreate the techniques you learn this evening in your own home.

STOP PRESS:  I have permission to use the space in Rick Bradbury to use the space in his studio (over the corridor from mine) so I have been able to extend the maximum number of people I can have at this event to 12.

Maximum number of photographers will be 12

Price £17

 

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Friday, 22 July 2016 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Models and real life couple Erin and Matt, come to the studio this evening for a couple shoot with a Calvin Klein twist to it.  Because Erin and Matt are a couple in real life, we can expect their posing to have a real connection and intensity.

Both models have been to Ian’s studio in the past.  Matt was the model for our Heroes last month, and Erin visited recently for a portfolio building session.  You can find images from those shoots here:

http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/erin  (NSFW)
http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/matts-heroes

You can also find their profiles on Purpleport:

http://purpleport.com/portfolio/erin7563/?referrer=ianbutty  (NSFW)
http://purpleport.com/portfolio/matts/?referrer=ianbutty

Both models will be working from clothed through topless/shirtless to implied nude for this event.

As an added bonus, I have arranged an additional ‘after hours’ session from 10pm till 11pm for those photographers, who wish to shoot something a little different in a couples shoot.  Erin and Matt are both experienced fetish models and they will be bringing some of their fetish gear to the studio.  The extra hour is optional and costs and additional £10 per photographer.

Please Note:  Maximimum numbers for photographers is, as always, seven.  Due to the increased costs in booking two models, the minimum number of photographers needed for the event to take place is three.  We also need at least two photographers to book for the ‘after hours’ session for that to take place.

Price: £35 ( + £10 for the optional extra hour)

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Friday, 15 July 2016 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

The theme for tonight’s Friday Night at the Studio event will be Goths and Gothic, think dark and moody, and a model with attitude!

I am pleased to announce that our model for this event is Miss Twisted.  Miss T is an experienced goth model with a number of different but dark looks.  Her goth image is enhanced by a number of tattoos and for this shoot she will be working to lingerie levels (for the last set of the evening) to enable photographers to photograph the tattoos.

You can find Miss Twisted’s profile on PurplePort here:  http://purpleport.com/portfolio/misstwisted/?referrer=ianbutty

The maximum number of photographers for this event will be 7.

Price: £26

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Friday, 24 June 2016 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Tonight is all about turning an idea in to art. I have two concepts, neither of which I have shot before.  The purpose of tonight is show how we take an idea, work with a model, design the lighting and end up creating some artistic photographs that we can be proud of.

The two ideas/concepts for the evening are as follows

  • Cover  a nude model with powder paint to create a speckled pattern.  After photographing this we will add drops of water to convert the powder paint into runs of colour over the body of the model.
  • Cover or partially cover the model in clay, to create an earthy creature look.  Hopefully the clay will begin to dry and become cracked on the model’s skin to give opportunities for some interesting body part and bodyscape images.

We will be working with Rhianna Grey, an experienced art nude model who will be able to provide poses which will work with our two concepts.

Rhianna has modeled for events at the studio on many occasions and always delivers fantastic poses.  You can see some examples of her work at the studio here:  http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/sgs-rhiannag and here: http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/rhianna-messy.

You can find her profile on Purpleport here: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/rhiannagrey/?referrer=ianbutty  (Please note all links contain nudity).

Price: £29

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Friday, 17 June 2016 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

At tonight’s event will be shooting images which are suitable for submission to photographic libraries.  The aim will be to create photographs that tell a story.

Examples of the type of images we will be working on might be a business woman with a determined look on her face ripping up a contract.  A woman home might be sitting an arm chair worried about the bills she is surrounded by.  A woman in PJs might be curled up on the sofa with a TV remote, a box of tissues watching the latest weepy movie. 

The model for the event will be Marita M – you can see Marita’s profile on Purpleport here:
http://purpleport.com/portfolio/marita8/?referrer=ianbutty

A have already done a test shoot with Marita in preparation for this event and you can see the images we created here:
http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/marita-stock-test

As part of this event the Marita will sign model release forms for each photographer so that anything you create at the event can be used commercially.

Price:  £27

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Friday, 10 June 2016 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 “Model Splash” we will be looking at different styles of model photography that incorporate water splashes as part of the image.  This will include capturing the splash as water is poured into the models hands, on to the model’s head, and well as creating images with the model pouring water on herself and even capturing having a drink thrown at her.

I am pleased to announce that the model for this event will be Scarkett-K see https://purpleport.com/portfolio/scarlettk/?referrer=ianbutty

Price: £29

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Friday, 3 June 2016 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

For tonight’s Friday Night at the Studio event we have model and fashion designer MizXara coming to the studio.  This will be a great opportunity to photograph her modelling her own creations include at least one of her catsuits.You can see MizXara’s profile on Purpleport here:
http://purpleport.com/portfolio/mizxara/?referrer=ianbutty

Because the catsuit outfits are crying out to be used in a gritty location one of the lighting and background set-ups tonight will be designed to make the image of MizXara easy to composite into another background.  If you already have a background in mind into which you wish to add our catwoman then please bring it with you and if possible we will try to match the lighting and angles for your composition.

Maximum number of photographers will be 7

Price: £26

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Friday, 27 May 2016 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Our Friday Night at the Studio events are back on Friday nights!  Or theme this week is all about photographing men with strong poses and dramatic lighting.

We will be working with an established male model (details to be announced shortly) who will be our ‘hero’ for the evening.  We will look a different lighting techniques, including those to enhance the physique and those that introduce drama by the use of shadows.

As a bonus, a post processing ‘after hours’ session will be available this evening.  For those who want to stay, Ian will load some of the images from tonight’s shoot into Adobe Lightroom and walk you through some of the techniques he uses to add the extra dramatic look to the images.

Price: £28 (7pm – 10pm)  £32 (Includes additional 1hr Lightroom post production walk through)

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Tuesday, 24 May 2016 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Model Rachael F has had a very special piece of body art created.  This is not only a chance to photograph her new tattoo but a chance to photographer her in a way a very different style to normal.

For the first part of the evening you have the chance to create images of Rachael in her usual dark style.  Next we will go all high-key.  Rachael has been challenged by Ian’s Studio to come up with an all white look – those who have worked with Rachael before will know white is not her normal choice of ‘colour’, so this is a unique opportunity to shoot her is a very different way.

The final set of the evening will be your chance to photograph the tattoo – during this final set Rachael will be working to implied topless levels.The maximum number of photographers will be 7.

Price: £26

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Thursday, 5 May 2016 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

This event was postponed from January

A little over a year ago, model Karen R, came to the studio for a very special event which enabled photographers to create their own posing guides for Art Nude photography.  That event was a sell out and the result of it was that each photographer went away with a catalog of approximately 40 different poses which they could refer to at any future art nude shoot they were working on.

Karen is coming back to the studio to enable us to add more images to the posing guide.  The aim is not to repeat any poses from the previous shoot, so if you came last time this is a chance to extend your posing guide.  If you were not able to come last time – don’t panic – everyone who books for the event this time will receive a copy of the posing guide I created with Karen at the first shoot.

Myself, model Karen (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.

You can see the images I shot at the first create your own posing guide session here:  http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/posing-guide1

You can find Karen’s portfolio on purpleport here: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/karenr/?referrer=iansstudio

Price: £29

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Tuesday, 26 April 2016 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

This week’s event sees model Naomi S return to the studio.  For tonight’s event Naomi is going to be putting on her clown face and demonstrating her circus skills.  The challenge for us will be to capture not only the juggling and spinning plates but also to create images which capture the clown character too.

The evening will be divided into three sections.  In the first section we will use bright lighting and colourful backgrounds to capture a happy, jolly clown.  In the second section by only changing the lighting, posing and possibly props, we will transform our happy clown into some much more sinister.  The third and final section will be all about how we photograph circus skills.

Photos from Naomi’s previous visit to the studio can be found here:
http://photos.imb.biz/model/name/naomis
and her Purpleport profile can be seen here:
https://purpleport.com/portfolio/notyourlotusflower/?referrer=ianbutty
(Both links NSFW)

Maximum number of photographers: 7

Price: £25

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Thursday, 14 April 2016 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Working with model Kayleigh Dawson, we look at the skills required to create great full-length and 3/4 length portraits.  We will look at a number of different lighting set-ups and different techniques for posing your model.  We will look at simple high-key lighting and effective low-key lighting.

We will look at different ways to add motion into the images so that our full length images have a dynamic element to them.

The model for this event will be Kayleigh Dawson.  This will be Kayleigh’s first visit to Ian’s Studio and you can see her portfolio on Purpleport here:  http://purpleport.com/portfolio/kayleighdawson/?referrer=ianbutty  (NSFW).

From 7pm – 10pm Kayleigh will be working at clothed levels.  However for those interested in shooting art nude styles, Kayleigh will be offering an ‘after hours’ 1hr session 10pm – 11pm.  Those who wish to stay and shoot art nude images there is an additional £8 charge per photographer (is £35 in total).

Maximum 7 photographers.

PLEASE NOTE: This is one of our “Friday Night at the Studio” events – which has temporarily moved to other nights of the week! 

Price: £27 or £35

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Friday, 5 February 2016 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

For tonight’s event we welcome Zoe Page back to the studio.  Zoe last came to the studio for our “simply nude” event in October.  At that event she mentioned that she happened to have a lot of 1940’s 1950’s vintage outfits.  So I invited her back, so that this time we can photograph her with some clothes on!

The stile will be a mix of vintage and vintage styled pin-up.

You can see Zoe’s portfolio on purpleport here: http://purpleport.com/portfolio/zoepage/?referrer=iansstudio

You can see the images from Zoe’s “simply nude” event here:  http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/zoep-nude

Price: £27

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Friday, 22 January 2016 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Working with an established glamour model, tonight’s event will give you the chance to shoot glamour images on three different room sets at the studio.  These will be the boudoir set, the office set and either the lounge or bedroom set.

The model for this event will be Jess Fox.  You can find Jess’s profile on purple port here:  https://purpleport.com/portfolio/missjessicafox/?referrer=iansstudio

For each set the Jess will be working from clothed to nude.

Price: £35

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Friday, 15 January 2016 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

This week’s Friday Night at the Studio event will be one of our popular water based table top nights.  A number of set-ups will be available, including:

  • How to photograph products under water to create interesting effects with bubble as and reflections.
  • Water splash shots dropping objects in to a tank of water
  • Capturing water droplets
  • Other water splash techniques

Images from previous events can be seen here:

Price: £22

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Friday, 8 January 2016 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been rescheduled for January 8th

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

Here’s the images I am planning…

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

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

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

You can see a handful of image from the last time I ran a light stencils event here: http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/lightstencils

The model for this event will be Rachael F (See: http://photos.imb.biz/model/rachael)

Price: £27

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