Forthcoming Events

The following is a full list of all future events at Ian’s Studio.  You can also view what’s on at the studio by looking at the Studio Calendar.  The last 10 events can be found on our Recent Events page, and all previous events are listed in the Event Archives.

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Friday, 20 September 2019 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
£35.00 (3 spaces left)
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]


Sunday, 22 September 2019 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
£30.00 (8 spaces left)
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]


Tuesday, 1 October 2019 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
£35.00 (6 spaces left)
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, 6 October 2019 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
£30.00 (8 spaces left)
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]


Friday, 11 October 2019 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
£35.00 (5 spaces left)
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, 13 October 2019 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
£30.00 (8 spaces left)
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, 22 November 2019 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
£35.00 (7 spaces left)
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.

As part of the evening, I will also be explaining about what makes a good stock image and offer some advice on where you can sell your images.

Examples of the type of images we will be working on might be a businesswoman with a determined look on her face, ripping up a contract.  A woman home might be sitting on a sofa 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 this event will be Beth (aka SimplyB) you can see her profile here: https://purpleport.com/portfolio/beffers95/?referrer=ianbutty

Beth was the model for our recent messy glamour night and I was very impressed with her ability to create a character and give good expressions.  I knew immediately that she would be an excellent model for stock photography where both skills are absolutely essential.

Example images in the style that we will be shooting can be seen here:
http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/marita-stock-test

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

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, 26 November 2019 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
£35.00 (6 spaces left)
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

NOTE: This event has been rescheduled to Tuesday 26th November. 

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 look at three different types of sandwich lighting suitable for studio portraiture.  Although we will be using the lighting setup as lighting in for portraiture, it is possible to use the lighting set-up you learn at this session for other genres.  The lighting set-ups covered at this session will be:

  • Large softbox key light with gridded rim on a coloured background
  • Gridded beauty dish with gridded rim light on a grey background
  • Strip light (with and without grid) with gridded rim and gridded/gelled background light

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 Mx.Spencer – Spencer is high fashion model, stylist and MUA based in Manchester.  You can see her portfolio here: https://purpleport.com/portfolio/mxspencer/

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]