Event Archives – 2019

Here are the details of all the events that have been run by Ian’s Studio in 2019.   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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Monday, 16 December 2019 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Bring images to be critiqued.  Get answers to photography questions.  See how YOUR photos can be enhanced in post-production.

The format of the session is simple, come with images.  They don’t have to be your best images, the session works best with images that didn’t quite work – and perhaps you don’t know why.  Come with photography-related questions, is there a technique you want to understand, is there some photography advice you need.

We will load images into Adobe Lightroom, and go through them, looking at them projected on the studio wall.  We talk about what works and what can be improved.  If appropriate we then look at post-production techniques that can be used to enhance the images.

Interspersed between the images, I will do my best to answer your photography questions, explaining techniques and helping you learn new skills.  Perhaps you have the solution to someone else’s photo issues and can help them.  There will be a chance to share and help each other too.

Not only will you get answers to your own questions and advice on how to improve your photographs, but you get to hear the questions and answers from other photographers.  It should all make for a fun evening where we can all learn more.

And as this is the Christmas version of the event – there may even be some mince pies available!

This event will be free for Academy Members but there will be a charge of £8 for non-members.

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

Don’t forget, Academy Members get in for  FREE (and save £8).
Did you know that it only costs £6 to join The Academy for one month?   So why not join the Academy today and save money on this event?

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 6 December 2019 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

This session covers different techniques for creating bodyscape images.  We look at techniques for creating a white background and techniques for bodyscape images with a black background.

The session is a practical session and you will have the opportunity to practice these types of lighting by photographing a model.  You will be provided with lighting diagrams for the lighting set-ups taught at this session.

Please note: That we have a number of Art Nude sessions.  Each session is designed to teach different techniques, with the minimum of overlap.  The sessions can be done in any order and no previous studio experience is required for any of the sessions.

Suitable for: Anyone wanting to learn how to art nude photography in the studio.  Your camera must have a standard hot-shoe to accommodate the lighting trigger.  You will need to be able to set your camera to manual mode and select an aperture in the range f/5.6 – f/11.  No prior studio experience is necessary.

The model for the event will be Rhianna Grey (https://purpleport.com/portfolio/rhiannagrey/)  NOTE: This is a last-minute substitution due to the original model being ill.

A minimum of three photographers booking will be required to run this event.

Don’t forget, Academy Members get a £5 discount on this event.  Why not join the Academy today?
[BOOK HERE]


Sunday, 13 October 2019 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

In this session, we look at the different output options within lightroom including:

  • Export dialog
  • Publish collections
  • Printing
  • Slideshows
  • The Book Module
  • The Web Module

We will look at the use of presets for export, third party plugins for publishing.  We will look at some of the options available for printing and briefly look at slidshow, book and web modules.

Suitable for: Lightroom users who want to find better ways at getting their images out there.

This event is one of a series of training events that together make up our Lightroom Training Course – events can be stand-alone training events or all sessions can be taken as a comprehensive course.

SPECIAL OFFER: Book and pay for four of these Lightroom events before 20 September and I will add you to the fifth event free of charge!

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

Don’t forget, Academy Members get a £5 discount on this event.  Why not join the Academy today?

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 11 October 2019 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

This is the one of a series of sessions teaching art nude lighting and photography techniques.  The sessions can be taken in any order.

This session covers three lighting techniques for Art Nude photography.  Each technique uses two lights, the lighting set-ups covered at this session are:

  • Short lighting with fill
  • Double rim lighting
  • Beauty dish across the body with light on background

The session is a practical session and you will have the opportunity to practice these types of lighting by photographing a model.  You will be provided with lighting diagrams for the lighting set-ups taught at this session.

The model for the event will be Rhianna Grey (See: https://purpleport.com/portfolio/rhiannagrey?referrer=ianbutty)

Please note: That we have a number of Art Nude sessions.  Each session is designed to teach different techniques, with the minimum of overlap.  The sessions can be done in any order and no previous studio experience is required for any of the sessions.

Suitable for: Anyone wanting to learn how to art nude photography in the studio.  Your camera must have a standard hot-shoe to accommodate the lighting trigger.  You will need to be able to set your camera to manual mode and select an aperture in the range f/5.6 – f/11.  No prior studio experience is necessary.

A minimum of three photographers booking will be required to run this event.

Don’t forget, Academy Members get a £5 discount on this event.  Why not join the Academy today?

[BOOK HERE]


Sunday, 6 October 2019 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

In this session, we look at how using keywords, and smart collections can help you manage and speed through your workflow.  We also look in more detail how presets of all kinds can be used to speed up your workflow and save you time.

The workflow involves spending time up-front to configure keywords, collections and presets.  The first part of the session will walk you through this set up.  The second part of the set up will walk you through using the managed workflow.

Suitable for: Those who are familiar with Lightroom but who find they are losing track of what images they are working on, or who are finding that processing with Lightroom is taking too long.

This event is one of a series of training events that together make up our Lightroom Training Course – events can be stand-alone training events or all sessions can be taken as a comprehensive course.

SPECIAL OFFER: Book and pay for four of these Lightroom events before 20 September and I will add you to the fifth event free of charge!

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

Don’t forget, Academy Members get a £5 discount on this event.  Why not join the Academy today?

[BOOK HERE]


Tuesday, 1 October 2019 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Come to the studio to learn the basics of studio portraiture.  No previous studio experience is necessary at this three-hour session you will learn a number of techniques for creating studio portraits.  You will learn several different lighting set-ups and we will use a simple step by step technique for ensuring that the studio lights give the effect you are looking for in your portraiture lighting.

At this session, we will look at different ways to photograph couples.  The session will include advice on how to pose couples and the following lighting set-ups

  • Single large umbrella
  • High key lighting with a blown-out white background
  • 2 softboxes and 2 gridded rim lights on black background
  • Key, fill and 2 gridded rim lights on grey background

The session is a practical session and you will have the opportunity to practice these types of lighting by photographing two models.  You will be provided with lighting diagrams for the lighting set-ups taught at this session.

The models for this event will be real-life couple Rahel and Ciaron – both are experienced models and actors.  I have worked with Rahel on a number of occasions in the past and I am delighted that she has agreed to model for this event.  You can find their portfolios on  purpleport: https://purpleport.com/portfolio/rahel/?referrer=ianbutty and https://purpleport.com/portfolio/bard/?referrer=ianbutty

Suitable for: Anyone wanting to learn to shoot headshot portraits in a studio. Your camera must have a standard hot-shoe (with the middle pin) to accommodate the lighting trigger. You will need to be able to set your camera to manual mode and select an aperture in the range f/5.6 – f/11. No prior studio experience is necessary.

A minimum of THREE photographers booking will be required to run this event.

Don’t forget, Academy Members get a £5 discount on this event.  Why not join the Academy today?

[BOOK HERE]


Sunday, 22 September 2019 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

In this session, we go through Adobe Lightroom’s Develop Module in detail.  Looking at each of the panels in turn, we look at what it does and how best to use it to process your images.

The training will cover some of Lightroom’s hidden functionality, explaining how a number of options change their functionality when used while holding a key on the keyboard.

We will also look at saving and using presets and some options for batch processing.

Suitable for: Those just starting to learn Lightroom, and those who feel they don’t yet use the full power of the Develop Module.

This event is one of a series of training events that together make up our Lightroom Training Course – events can be stand-alone training events or all sessions can be taken as a comprehensive course.

SPECIAL OFFER: Book and pay for four of these Lightroom events before 20 September and I will add you to the fifth event free of charge!

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

Don’t forget, Academy Members get a £5 discount on this event.  Why not join the Academy today?

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 20 September 2019 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

This is the one of a series of sessions teaching art nude lighting and photography techniques.  The sessions can be taken in any order.

This session covers three lighting techniques for Art Nude photography.  Each technique uses just one light.  The lighting set-ups covered at this session are:

  • Grey background: Single light across the body
  • Softbox silhouettes
  • Black background: Strip light from above

The session is a practical session and you will have the opportunity to practice these types of lighting by photographing a model.  You will be provided with lighting diagrams for the lighting set-ups taught at this session.

The model for the event will be Tatiana96 (https://purpleport.com/portfolio/celebrateeverymoment/?referrer=ianbutty)

Please note: That we have a number of Art Nude sessions.  Each session is designed to teach different techniques, with the minimum of overlap.  The sessions can be done in any order and no previous studio experience is required for any of the sessions.

Suitable for: Anyone wanting to learn how to art nude photography in the studio.  Your camera must have a standard hot-shoe to accommodate the lighting trigger.  You will need to be able to set your camera to manual mode and select an aperture in the range f/5.6 – f/11.  No prior studio experience is necessary.

A minimum of three photographers booking will be required to run this event.

Don’t forget, Academy Members get a £6 discount on this event.  Why not join the Academy today?

[BOOK HERE]


Tuesday, 17 September 2019 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.  Also either bring the frame it is to go into or the dimensions of the frame so that you can cut your mounts to the correct size.

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.

The number of participants at this event will be limited to 5.

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

Don’t forget, Academy Members get a £5 discount on this event.  Why not join the Academy today?

[BOOK HERE]


Sunday, 15 September 2019 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

The Lightroom Library Module is where we organise and manage our images.  In this session, we look at how to use the import dialog and what the different options in it mean.  We also look at ways we can use import to finally get a grip on the multitude of images stored on our computer system.

Once images are in Lightroom we look at assigning metadata and keywords so that we easily locate our images again in the future.  While looking at adding metadata we also cover the use of the Map Module for assigning geographic metadata.

We look at the use of collections and smart collections as methods for organising our images.  We also look at some of the lesser-known facilities in the library module such as using the painter tool.

Suitable for: Those just starting to learn Lightroom, and those who feel they don’t yet use the full power of the Library Module.

This event is one of a series of training events that together make up our Lightroom Training Course – events can be stand-alone training events or all sessions can be taken as a comprehensive course.

SPECIAL OFFER: Book and pay for four of these Lightroom events before 20 September and I will add you to the fifth event free of charge!

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

Don’t forget, Academy Members get a £5 discount on this event.  Why not join the Academy today?

[BOOK HERE]


Sunday, 8 September 2019 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Use this page to book for all FIVE sessions of our Lightroom Training Couse and pay for only FOUR.

If you are an Academy Member you can get a further £20 off the price!!

The five sessions are as follows:

A minimum of two photographers booking will be required to run this course.

Don’t forget, Academy Members get a £20 discount on this course.  Why not join the Academy today?

[BOOK HERE]


Sunday, 8 September 2019 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

This is a beginner session on how to manage all your digital images.  The session starts by looking at the difference between shooting JPG images and shooting RAW images, and the pros and cons between them.

The next section of the session covers naming conventions and filing conventions and why it is important to settle on a standard that works for you.

The final part of this session is an overview and walk-through of Adobe Lightroom.  Lightroom is the tool we recommend for managing and processing your images.

This session is the foundation session for our series of Adobe Lightroom training sessions.

This session may be taken as a standalone session or in conjunction with the other Lightroom sessions.  As with all Academy Events – printed training notes will be provided.

Suitable for: Beginners or anyone struggling to manage their ever-growing collection of digital images.  Not all cameras are capable of shooting in RAW mode, but if your camera is and you don’t yet shoot in RAW this session will help convince you to make the switch.  The overview of Lightroom is intended to be a very quick overview giving a flavour of what Lightroom can do.  For detailed Lightroom training see events:

SPECIAL OFFER: Book and pay for four of these Lightroom events before 20 September and I will add you to the fifth event free of charge!

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

Don’t forget, Academy Members get a £5 discount on this event.  Why not join the Academy today?

[BOOK HERE]


Sunday, 1 September 2019 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Bring images to be critiqued.  Get answers to photography questions.  See how YOUR photos can be enhanced in post-production.

The format of the session is simple, come with images.  They don’t have to be your best images, the session works best with images that didn’t quite work – and perhaps you don’t know why.  Come with photography related questions, is there a technique you want to understand, is there some photography advice you need.

We will load images into Adobe Lightroom, and go through them, looking at them projected on the studio wall.  We talk about what works and what can be improved.  If appropriate we then look at post-production techniques that can be used to enhance the images.

Interspersed between the images, I will do my best to answer your photography questions, explaining techniques and helping you learn new skills.  Perhaps you have the solution to someone else’s photo issues and can help them.  There will be a chance to share and help each other too.

Not only will you get answers to your own questions and advice on how to improve your photographs, but you get to hear the questions and answers from other photographers.  It should all make for a fun evening where we can all learn more.  This event will be free for Academy Members but there will be a charge of £9 for non-members.

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

Don’t forget, Academy Members get in for  FREE (and save £8).
Did you know that it only costs £6 to join The Academy for one month?   So why not join the Academy today and save money on this event?

[BOOK HERE]


Sunday, 25 August 2019 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Lift Lane, Anderton, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6FW

Are you up to the challenge?  You have exactly two hours 120mins.  All you have to do is take 20 photographs.  But here’s the catch:  There must be no duplicate images.  No retakes.  No deletions.  The twenty images must be consecutive frames.  At the end of the challenge, you must show all twenty images.

The challenge isn’t easy.  You have an average of 6 minutes per shot, including getting between the locations you are going to shoot.  The challenge makes you think about each and every frame you take.  Check your settings and your composition before hitting the shutter release.

I am organising this free event at the Anderton Boat Lift near Northwich.  Meet at the picnic tables at the car par park at 12:30pm and bring your sandwiches we will start the challenge afterwards at about 1:15pm.  (There is a small fee for the car park).

Full details about the boat lift can be found on their website: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/places-to-visit/anderton-boat-lift-visitor-centre

Address: Anderton Boat Lift Lift Lane, Anderton, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6FW  View on Google map

Even though there is no charge for this event please can you book via my website so that I know how many people are going to be coming.

At the end of the challenge we can meet in the cafe at the visitors’ centre for a drink, a snack and a chat.. and so we can look at what we have each photographed.

I have just published a blog post which gives some background to this event “How to improve your photography in less than 2hrs” : https://www.ians-studio.co.uk/2019/08/blog-19-aug-2019-how-to-improve-your-photography-in-less-than-2hrs/

To see the results of some of my attempts at this challenge why not visit these galleries:

I hope to see you the Anderton Boatlift on Sunday 25th August – DON’T FORGET TO BOOK YOUR PLACE BELOW.

A minimum of THREE photographers booking will be required to run this event.

 

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 23 August 2019 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
SOLD OUT!
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

This session covers three basic lighting techniques that can be used for Art Nude photography.  The lighting set-ups covered at this session are:

  • White background: Softbox as key light, Fill light plus blown out white background (model seated with back to camera)
  • Grey background: “Badger Lighting” two lights either side of the model gives a range of effects depending on how you pose your subject.
  • Black background: Sandwich Lighting

The session is a practical session and you will have the opportunity to practice these types of lighting by photographing a model.  You will be provided with lighting diagrams for the lighting set-ups taught at this session.

The model for this event will be Georgia Brown (https://purpleport.com/portfolio/georgiaiaxox/?referrer=ianbutty)

Please note: This is the first in a series of workshop that will teach you how to shoot art nude images.  We have a number of such sessions.  Each session is designed to teach different techniques, with the minimum of overlap.  The sessions can be done in any order and no previous studio experience is required for any of the sessions.

Suitable for: Anyone wanting to learn how to art nude photography in the studio.  Your camera must have a standard hot-shoe to accommodate the lighting trigger.  You will need to be able to set your camera to manual mode and select an aperture in the range f/5.6 – f/11.  No prior studio experience is necessary.

A minimum of THREE photographers booking will be required to run this event.

Don’t forget, Academy Members get a £5 discount on this event.  Why not join the Academy today?

[BOOK HERE]


Tuesday, 13 August 2019 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

At this session, you will learn to shoot full length and three quarter length portraits. The lighting set-ups covered at this session will be:

  • Short lighting with hair lights and fill light
  • Sandwich lighting with a lit coloured background
  • High key lighting with a blown out white background
  • 2 umbrella high key lighting with blown out white background

The session is a practical session and you will have the opportunity to practice these types of lighting by photographing a model. You will be provided with lighting diagrams for the lighting set-ups taught at this session.

Lighting diagrams will be provided for all the set-ups we work on throughout the evening so you will be able to recreate the lighting in the future.

The model for this event will be Ambrosia (See: https://purpleport.com/portfolio/ambrosia/?referrer=ianbutty).

Suitable for: Anyone wanting to learn to shoot portraits in a studio. Your camera must have a standard hot-shoe (with the middle pin) to accommodate the lighting trigger. You will need to be able to set your camera to manual mode and select an aperture in the range f/5.6 – f/11. No prior studio experience is necessary.

A minimum of THREE photographers booking will be required to run this event.

Don’t forget, Academy Members get a £5 discount on this event.  Why not join the Academy today?

[BOOK HERE]


Tuesday, 23 July 2019 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

In this session, we look at creating glamour images using the studio’s ‘red set’ which consists of a red background, red sofa, and red Venetian blinds.  In this session, you will learn techniques involve creating voyeuristic style images shot through the blind, images of the model looking through the blinds and images where shadows from the blinds are cast on the model.

Although the lighting and set-us are specific to this particular set, the skills (such as how to create shadows through a Venetian blind), are easily transferable to other studio photography shoots.

The session is a practical session and you will have the opportunity to practice these types of lighting by photographing a model.  You will be provided with lighting diagrams for the lighting set-ups taught at this session.  At this event, our model will be working at a range of levels from clothed to nude.

The model for this event will be Dan Infinity (and yes Dan is female – just look at her profile.  There is clearly no doubt! https://purpleport.com/portfolio/daninfinity/?referrer=ianbutty (NSFW)

If you would like to see the types of images we will be creating at this event please look at this gallery:  http://photos.imb.biz/model/genre/redset (Also NSFW).

Suitable for: Anyone wanting to learn how to shoot glamour images in the studio, that are not just a model on a plain paper background.  Your camera must have a standard hot-shoe to accommodate the lighting trigger.  You will need to be able to set your camera to manual mode and select an aperture in the range f/5.6 – f/11.  No prior studio experience is necessary.

A minimum of three photographers booking will be required to run this event.

Don’t forget, Academy Members get a £5 discount on this event.  Why not join the Academy today?

[BOOK HERE]


Tuesday, 16 July 2019 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

At this session, we will be looking at creating glamour images with a messy aspect to them.  During the three hour session, we will shoot two major sessions including our infamous spaghetti setup.  If there is time we may be able to shoot a third messy setup that doesn’t require such a major cleanup for our model.

The setups for this evening will appeal to who like to shoot ‘wet and messy’ (sploshing) but the emphasis will be on creating good images which are well lit, well posed and well composed.  As such the event should have a much wider appeal and be suitable for all photographers who enjoy shooting glamour.

The model for this event will be Simplyb https://purpleport.com/portfolio/beffers95/?referrer=ianbutty

If you would like to see images created at some of our previous messy events you can follow the links below.  The Soft Gentle set and the Axa Jay set both include the spaghetti set up.  Please note that the images in all these albums are definitely not safe for work

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

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

http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/rhianna-messy

Suitable for: Anyone wanting to learn how to create messy images in the studio.  Your camera must have a standard hot-shoe (with a centre pin) to accommodate the lighting trigger.  You will need to be able to set your camera to manual mode and select an aperture in the range f/5.6 – f/11.  No prior studio experience is necessary.

A minimum of three photographers booking will be required to run this event.

Don’t forget, Academy Members get a £5 discount on this event.  Why not join the Academy today?

[BOOK HERE]


Saturday, 13 July 2019 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

When I ran this event on May 11th it sold out and several photographers were unable to attend.  As a result, I am rerunning the event and extending the shooting time.

At this event, we will be looking at four different types of water event.  The approximate timings are:

  • 10:30 – 12:00 – Shower set 1 – with umbrella and clothed / wetlook
  • 12:00 – 13:15  – Model splash
  • 13:15 – 13:45 – Lunch
  • 13:45 – 14:45 – Clear slime
  • 14:45 – 16:00 – Shower set 2 – nude/soap/more wetlook

The event will last for 5hrs 30mins – including a 30min lunch break in the middle.  Please bring your own sandwiches – I can provide tea/coffee and biscuits.

Using the shower set-up we will be able to create a rain effect (see the image in the eFlyer) and create a tradition shower effect.  At this event, our model will be working both clothed and nude.

We will be creating the following images:

  • Model under an umbrella in the rain
  • Model in wet clothing in the rain
  • Wet clothing (see-through) glamour images in the rain and in the shower
  • Nude model with soap showering

Remember that when using the shower the rain effect is genuine and does NOT need to be added in post-production.

The model for this event will be Georgia Brown https://purpleport.com/portfolio/georgiaiaxox/?referrer=ianbutty

The model splash set will be all about creating images of a model having water thrown or poured on her.  You can see some example images here: http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/bexsplash & here:  http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/scarlett-splash and a YouTube video about that type of shoot here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJY7Oa5J2BU

Not sure what a clear slime image looks like?  Please take a look at this image:  http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/danic/h19AD58F1#h19ad58f1  (NSFW).

Here’s the images created at this event in May 2019 – http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/rhiannashower

A minimum of THREE photographers booking will be required to run this event.

Don’t forget, Academy Members get a £6 discount on this event.  Why not join the Academy today?

[BOOK HERE]


Tuesday, 9 July 2019 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
SOLD OUT!
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Come to the studio to learn the basics of studio headshot portraiture.  No previous studio experience is necessary at this three-hour session you will learn a number of techniques for creating studio portraits.  You will learn several different lighting set-ups and we will use a simple step by step technique for ensuring that the studio lights give the effect you are looking for in your portraiture lighting. This session introduces the most common forms of lighting for headshots.  You will have the opportunity to learn Rembrandt, Split, Broad, Short, and Clamshell lighting. The session is a practical session and you will have the opportunity to practice these types of lighting by photographing a model. You will be provided with lighting diagrams for the lighting set-ups taught at this session.

Lighting diagrams will be provided for all the set-ups we work on throughout the evening so you will be able to recreate the lighting in the future.

The model for this event will be BellaBee https://purpleport.com/portfolio/thatsutherskid/?referrer=ianbutty

Suitable for: Anyone wanting to learn to shoot headshot portraits in a studio. Your camera must have a standard hot-shoe (with the middle pin) to accommodate the lighting trigger. You will need to be able to set your camera to manual mode and select an aperture in the range f/5.6 – f/11. No prior studio experience is necessary.

A minimum of THREE photographers booking will be required to run this event.

Don’t forget, Academy Members get a £5 discount on this event.  Why not join the Academy today?

[BOOK HERE]


Saturday, 6 July 2019 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK1 4AR

A practical workshop on both high key and low key photography
An RJ Bradbury Photography & Ian’s Studio joint event.

Date: Saturday 6th June
Time: 10am till 4pm (45min break for lunch)
Model(s): Tatiana96 & Laurenph
Price: £55
Spaces: 14  ( Min number required to run the event is 4)

Location:

RJ Bradbury Photography & Ian’s Studio 

Ground Floor
Woodbank works
Turncroft Lane
Stockport
SK1 4AR

For anyone who doesn’t know the two studios are next to each other in the same building, throughout the event you will have access to BOTH shooting areas.

This July Ian’s Studio & RJ Bradbury Photography are bringing you another amazing joint event’s that will combine the resources and skill sets of both studios to bring you great events to enjoy and learn from.

At this event, we will be looking at high key and low key lighting techniques.  Ian will be teaching high key photography in his studio while Rick will be teaching low key in his studio.   In Ricks studio, all the models will be working at clothed levels while in Ian’s studio the levels will be mixed including clothed, topless and art nude.

Ian and Rick will both cover different lighting options along with how we approach the task, why we do what we do as well as tips for working with your model.

NOTES:

  • This event requires a minimum of 4 photographers to run
  • The second model will only be booked if we get 7 or more photographers attending
  • There will be a 45min lunch break – please bring your own packed lunch
  • Tea, Coffee and biscuits will be provided6/7

The two models for this event will be :

Tatiana96 (https://purpleport.com/portfolio/celebrateeverymoment/?referrer=ianbutty) &
Laurenph (https://purpleport.com/portfolio/laurenp/?referrer=ianbutty)

(Reminder: if less than 7 photographers book only one of the two models above will be booked)

Book your space below.

Thank You
RJ Bradbury & Ian M Butterfield

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Tuesday, 2 July 2019 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Bring images to be critiqued.  Get answers to photography questions.  See how YOUR photos can be enhanced in post-production.

The format of the session is simple, come with images.  They don’t have to be your best images, the session works best with images that didn’t quite work – and perhaps you don’t know why.  Come with photography related questions, is there a technique you want to understand, is there some photography advice you need.

We will load images into Adobe Lightroom, and go through them, looking at them projected on the studio wall.  We talk about what works and what can be improved.  If appropriate we then look at post-production techniques that can be used to enhance the images.

Interspersed between the images, I will do my best to answer your photography questions, explaining techniques and helping you learn new skills.  Perhaps you have the solution to someone else’s photo issues and can help them.  There will be a chance to share and help each other too.

Not only will you get answers to your own questions and advice on how to improve your photographs, but you get to hear the questions and answers from other photographers.  It should all make for a fun evening where we can all learn more.  This event will be free for Academy Members but there will be a charge of £9 for non-members.

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

Don’t forget, Academy Members get in for  FREE (and save £9).
Did you know that it only costs £6 to join The Academy for one month?   So why not join the Academy today and save money on this event?

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Friday, 31 May 2019 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

We have the pleasure of welcoming Becky Kvittems to Ian’s Studio for this evening’s event.  Becky describes herself on her profile as “a totally bonkers, outspoken, mad person…” so this should be a great opportunity to create some exciting and quirky images.   The aim of the evening is to help photographers build their portfolios and to learn new photography techniques.

You can find Becky’s profile here: https://purpleport.com/portfolio/beckykvittems

We will be creating images with character to them.  We will cover a range of lighting styles but we will definitely be including film noir.  Other techniques will be different ways to light the background including the use of gobos and gels.

All the set-ups we will be shooting this evening will be SFW (Safe For Work).

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Friday, 24 May 2019 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Karen R is a well known and versatile model who is no stranger to Ian’s Studio.  We have the pleasure of welcoming her back for this evening’s event.  The aim of the evening is to help photographers build their portfolios and to learn new photography techniques.

You can find Karen’s profile here: https://purpleport.com/portfolio/karenr/?referrer=ianbutty

Throughout the evening we will concentrate on three or four different set-ups/styles/genres.  As far as is possible those set-ups will be based on what the attending photographers what to shoot.  So if you want to look at headshots with a single speedlight, or hi-key glamour, or art nude with an erotic twist, or dark and moody boudoir or freezing the action in fashion, or bodyscapes or high-concept art or want to learn how to use gels or project shadows or want to shoot on location in the near-by park or something else entirely let us know no later than Wed 22nd May and Karen and I will choose the most interesting and diverse ideas for everyone to shoot and learn from.

If we don’t receive your ideas – Karen and I will choose three or four of our own!

FYI Karen is happy to work all levels from clothed to nude.

A minimum of Three photographers booking will be required to run this event.

Don’t forget, Academy Members get a £4 discount on this event.  Why not join the Academy today?

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Friday, 17 May 2019 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Another is our ad-hoc series of table-top event.  At this event, we will be looking at a number of post-production techniques to improve your table top photography.

The techniques we will be looking at include:

  • Focus stacking – where you create multiple images as different focus positions and combine them in post production (see image on eFlyer for an example)
  • 360deg images – creating multiple images of an object/product on a turntable to produce an animated gif (See below)
  • Camera tethering – if you use canon or nikon you will be able to have a go at tethered shooting – other cameras may or may not be supported

 

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

A minimum of Three photographers booking will be required to run this event.

Don’t forget, Academy Members get a £5 discount on this event.  Why not join the Academy today?

[BOOK HERE]


Saturday, 11 May 2019 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
SOLD OUT!
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

At this four hour event, we will be looking at four different types of water event.  One hour for each:

  • Shower set 1 – with umbrella and clothed / wetlook
  • Model splash
  • Clear slime
  • Shower set 2 – nude/soap/more wetlook

Using the shower set-up we will be able to create a rain effect (see the image in the eFlyer) and create a tradition shower effect.  At this event, our model will be working both clothed and nude.

We will be creating the following images:

  • Model under an umbrella in the rain
  • Model in wet clothing in the rain
  • Wet clothing (see-through) glamour images in the rain and in the shower
  • Nude model with soap showering

Remember that when using the shower the rain effect is genuine and does NOT need to be added in post-production.

The model for this event will be Rhianna Grey (https://purpleport.com/portfolio/rhiannagrey/?referrer=ianbutty)

The model splash set will be all about creating images of a model having water thrown or poured on her.  You can see some example images here: http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/bexsplash & here:  http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/scarlett-splash and a YouTube video about that type of shoot here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJY7Oa5J2BU

Not sure what a clear slime image looks like?  Please take a look at this image:  http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/danic/h19AD58F1#h19ad58f1  (NSFW).

A minimum of FOUR photographers booking will be required to run this event.

Don’t forget, Academy Members get a £6 discount on this event.  Why not join the Academy today?

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Friday, 4 January 2019 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK1 4AR

A practical workshop with a different way to light your subject
An RJ Bradbury Photography & Ian’s Studio joint event.

Date: Friday 4 Jan 2019
Time: 7pm till 10pm
Model(s): Rhianna Grey – https://purpleport.com/portfolio/rhiannagrey/
Price: £35
Spaces: 14  ( Min number required to run the event is 4)

Location:

RJ Bradbury Photography & Ian’s Studio 

Ground Floor
Woodbank works
Turncroft Lane
Stockport
SK1 4AR

For anyone who doesn’t know the two studios are next to each other in the same building, throughout the event you will have access to BOTH shooting areas.

This January Ian’s Studio & RJ Bradbury Photography are bringing you another amazing joint event’s that will combine the resources and skill sets of both studios to bring you great events to enjoy and learn from.

For this workshop, we will be using projected/modifier light to create patterns of light on the models.

In one studio we will have Art Nude using a projector with projected light and images on the model and the background and in the other studio, we will be shooting portraits using gobbo’s and modifiers to create interesting shapes and shadows with Mag Mod + other equipment.

Get yourself booked in for a night of light, shape and good times at two great studios.  See you in January.

If we get 7 or more booked we will have two models on hand.  Minimum 4 to run.

Ian and Rick will cover different lighting options along with how we approach the task, why we do what we do as well as tips for working with your model.

This event required 4 minimum to run and if we get 7 or more people booked a second model will be booked so you get more time shooting.

Book your space below.

Thank You
RJ Bradbury & Ian M Butterfield

[BOOK HERE]