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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, 6 July 2018 until 8 July 2018 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
£150.00 (10 spaces left)
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

This is a full weekend of training in how to get the best out of your compact camera.  The training will consist of the following sessions:

Friday 6th July

7pm – 10pm – The secrets of compact camera composition.  The biggest improvement you will see in your photography has nothing to do with the settings on your camera but has everything to do with learning how to see images and to compose them.  Note: This session is based on my “Secrets of Great Composition” talk/lecture, however for this version is tailored towards compact camera and goes into much more depth than 45min lecture version ever does.

Saturday 7th July

10am – 1pm – Compact Camera Controls.  This three-hour session goes through the most common settings on compact cameras, this includes time to find those settings on your own camera and of course help locating them if needed.  The aim of this session is to help you begin to take control of your of what your camera can do, and know when to override the settings it is offering you.

A light buffet lunch included in the price

3pm onwards – A photo walk around Manchester City Centre – After lunch, we travel into the centre of Manchester for a photo walk.  This is a chance to put the skills you have learned so far on the course into practice.  I will be leading the walk and will, of course, be offering advice on both composition and settings as we walk around the city.  (Note: I recommend taking the tram from East Didsbury park and ride – the cost of the tram ticket (£4.20) is not included in the price).

Evening (Optional) – eat in Manchester city centre – the price of this meal is NOT included in the price of the course

Sunday 8th July

10am – 1pm – Managing and editing your images.  This three-hour session looks at different ways you can edit and modify your images.  We look at a number of different tools including some free ones that you can use to do basic adjustments to your photographs.  We will also look at different strategies for filing and backing up your photographs.

A light buffet lunch included in the price

2pm onwards – Photo Feedback – After lunch there will be an opportunity for those who wish to receive feedback on the images they created in Manchester to receive it.


If you are not from the Stockport area and need to find somewhere to stay – I have a list of budget accommodation here: https://www.ians-studio.co.uk/where-to-stay-round-stockport/

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

Don’t forget, Academy Members get a £15 discount on this event.  Why not join the Academy today?

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 7 September 2018 until 9 September 2018 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
£140.00 (7 spaces left)
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

This is one in a series of weekend specials which bring together a series of events under a common theme.  This weekend in a studio photography weekend, designed to introduce you to different aspects of studio photography.

The five events that make up the Studio Photography Weekend are:

Suitable for: Those just wanting to try out a number of different styles of studio photography – no prior studio experience is required.

Additionally, because all five sessions are over a single weekend it is especially suitable for Photographers who are not local to Stockport.  Travel to Stockport on Friday 7th September, stay at a local hotel or Travelodge and travel home again on Sunday evening after the final session.

If you are not from the Stockport area and need to find somewhere to stay – I have a list of budget accommodation here: https://www.ians-studio.co.uk/where-to-stay-round-stockport/

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

Don’t forget, Academy Members get a £10 discount on this event.  Why not join the Academy today?

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 7 September 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
£32.00 (7 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 and fashion lighting.

This event is part of our Introduction to Studio Photography Weekend – it can be booked as a package with the other four events that make up the Studio Photography Weekend or after 31st May each event can be booked individually.

The event is ideal for anyone who is new to shooting in a studio as we assume no prior knowledge of studio work.  If you have been to group shoots before and had someone else set-up the lighting for you but never really understood how or why the lights were places where they were, this is your chance to learn the why and how.

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 so you will be able to recreate the lighting in the future.

The model for this event will be announced shortly.

Suitable for: Anyone wanting to learn portraiture and fashion 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Until 31 May 2018 this event can only be booked as part of the Introduction to Studio Photography Weekend, after that date the individual events can each be booked.

To book for the whole weekend of events please visit this page: https://www.ians-studio.co.uk/events/introduction-to-studio-photography-weekend/

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

[BOOK HERE]


Saturday, 8 September 2018 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
£32.00 (7 spaces left)
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

At this event you will learn three different lighting set-ups all suitable for creating interesting images of a cosplay model.  We will talk you through the steps used to create the lighting.

This event is part of our Introduction to Studio Photography Weekend – it can be booked as a package with the other four events that make up the Studio Photography Weekend or after 31st May each event can be booked individually.

The event is ideal for anyone who is new to shooting in a studio as we assume no prior knowledge of studio work.  If you have been to group shoots before and had someone else set-up the lighting for you but never really understood how or why the lights were places where they were, this is your chance to learn the why and how.

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 so you will be able to recreate the lighting in the future.

The model for this event will be announced shortly.

Suitable for: Anyone wanting to learn studio photography.  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.

PLEASE NOTE: Until 31 May 2018 this event can only be booked as part of the Introduction to Studio Photography Weekend, after that date the individual events can each be booked.

To book for the whole weekend of events please visit this page: https://www.ians-studio.co.uk/events/introduction-to-studio-photography-weekend/

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

[BOOK HERE]


Saturday, 8 September 2018 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
£35.00 (7 spaces left)
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

At this event, we look at some of the techniques involved in creating boudoir and glamour images.

This event is part of our Introduction to Studio Photography Weekend – it can be booked as a package with the other four events that make up the Studio Photography Weekend or after 31st May each event can be booked individually.

The event is ideal for anyone who is new to shooting in a studio as we assume no prior knowledge of studio work.  If you have been to group shoots before and had someone else set-up the lighting for you but never really understood how or why the lights were places where they were, this is your chance to learn the why and how.

The session is a practical session and you will have the opportunity to practice these techniques by photographing a model.  You will be provided with lighting diagrams for the lighting set-ups taught at this session so you will be able to recreate the lighting in the future.

The model for this event will be announced shortly.

Suitable for: Anyone wanting to learn studio photography.  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.

PLEASE NOTE: Until 31 May 2018 this event can only be booked as part of the Introduction to Studio Photography Weekend, after that date the individual events can each be booked.

To book for the whole weekend of events please visit this page: https://www.ians-studio.co.uk/events/introduction-to-studio-photography-weekend/

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

[BOOK HERE]


Sunday, 9 September 2018 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
£40.00 (7 spaces left)
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

At this event, we look at some of the techniques involved in creating art nude images.

This event is part of our Introduction to Studio Photography Weekend – it can be booked as a package with the other four events that make up the Studio Photography Weekend or after 31st May each event can be booked individually.

The event is ideal for anyone who is new to shooting in a studio as we assume no prior knowledge of studio work.  If you have been to group shoots before and had someone else set-up the lighting for you but never really understood how or why the lights were places where they were, this is your chance to learn the why and how.

The session is a practical session and you will have the opportunity to practice these techniques by photographing a model.  You will be provided with lighting diagrams for the lighting set-ups taught at this session so you will be able to recreate the lighting in the future.

The model for this event will be announced shortly.

Suitable for: Anyone wanting to learn studio photography.  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.

PLEASE NOTE: Until 31 May 2018 this event can only be booked as part of the Introduction to Studio Photography Weekend, after that date the individual events can each be booked.

To book for the whole weekend of events please visit this page: https://www.ians-studio.co.uk/events/introduction-to-studio-photography-weekend/

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

[BOOK HERE]


Sunday, 9 September 2018 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
£10.00 (10 spaces left)
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

This PhotoDoctor session is specifically to do with images created in studios (it doesn’t have to be ones created in Ian’s Studio).  Bring your studio images to be critiqued.  Get answers to studio photography questions.  See how YOUR photos can be enhanced in post-production.

This session has been designed to tie in with the studio photography weekend so that attendees of the weekend can get feedback on the images they have created.  However, it is not exclusive to attendees of the weekend, other photographers may also attend if they wish.

For full details of the whole weekend of Studio events, and to book your place for the full weekend please visit this page:  https://www.ians-studio.co.uk/events/introduction-to-studio-photography-weekend/

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 studio 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 afternoon where we can all learn more.  This event will be free for Academy Members, and free for anyone attending two or more of the studio weekend events, but there will be a charge of £10 for everyone else.

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

Don’t forget, Academy Members get in for  FREE (and save £10).
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, 9 November 2018 until 11 November 2018 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
£140.00 (7 spaces left)
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

This is one in a series of weekend specials which bring together a series of events under a common theme.  This weekend is a water-themed studio photography weekend, designed to introduce you to different aspects of water-based photography in the studio.

The five events that make up the Studio Photography Weekend are:

Suitable for: Those just wanting to try out a number of different types of water-based studio photography – no prior studio experience is required.

Additionally, because all five sessions are over a single weekend it is especially suitable for Photographers who are not local to Stockport.  Travel to Stockport on Friday 2nd November, stay at a local hotel or Travelodge and travel home again on Sunday evening after the final session.

If you are not from the Stockport area and need to find somewhere to stay – I have a list of budget accommodation here: https://www.ians-studio.co.uk/where-to-stay-round-stockport/

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

Don’t forget, Academy Members get a £10 discount on this event.  Why not join the Academy today?

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 9 November 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
£0.00 (7 spaces left)
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

At this event, we will also be shooting images suitable for adding digital rain and digital lighting effects to them.   Additionally, we will be looking at general techniques for wet-look glamour.

This event is part of our Water Weekend of Studio Workshops – it can be booked as a package with the other four events that make up the Water Weekend or after 31st July each event can be booked individually.

We have a follow-on event two days later on the Sunday morning, during which I will be teaching how to do the photoshop work necessary to add digital lightning and digital rain.  (At that session I will also be teaching how to do the necessary editing on the images shot on the Saturday morning to create the water wig effect).

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

PLEASE NOTE: Until 31 July 2018 this event can only be booked as part of the Water Weekend event after that date the individual events can each be booked.

To book for the whole weekend of events please visit this page: https://www.ians-studio.co.uk/events/water-weekend/

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

[BOOK HERE]


Saturday, 10 November 2018 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
£0.00 (7 spaces left)
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

The theme for this 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 creating a ‘water wig’ as shown in the eFlyer image, creating images with the model pouring water on herself and even capturing having a drink thrown at her.

This event is part of our Water Weekend of Studio Workshops – it can be booked as a package with the other four events that make up the Water Weekend or after 31st July each event can be booked individually.

We have a follow-on event the next day, during which I will be teaching how to do the photoshop work necessary to create the water wig effect.

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

PLEASE NOTE: Until 31 July 2018 this event can only be booked as part of the Water Weekend event after that date the individual events can each be booked.

To book for the whole weekend of events please visit this page: https://www.ians-studio.co.uk/events/water-weekend/

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

[BOOK HERE]


Saturday, 10 November 2018 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
£0.00 (7 spaces left)
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

At this event, we will be setting up a shower in the studio.  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 for this shoot the rain effect is genuine and does NOT need to be added in post-production.

This event is part of our Water Weekend of Studio Workshops – it can be booked as a package with the other four events that make up the Water Weekend or after 31st July each event can be booked individually.

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

PLEASE NOTE: Until 31 July 2018 this event can only be booked as part of the Water Weekend event after that date the individual events can each be booked.

To book for the whole weekend of events please visit this page: https://www.ians-studio.co.uk/events/water-weekend/

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

[BOOK HERE]


Sunday, 11 November 2018 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
£0.00 (9 spaces left)
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

This session is designed as a direct follow on from the “Shooting for digital Rain & Digital Lightning” and “Model Splash” events run earlier in the weekend.  It is not essential to have already done those sessions, however, if you have you will be able to use the images you shot as the base images for the Photoshop work

This event is part of our Water Weekend of Studio Workshops – it can be booked as a package with the other four events that make up the Water Weekend or after 31st July each event can be booked individually.

For those who have not been to one or other of those sessions – sample images can be provided or you work with your own images, for the digital rain/lightning section of the training.  If working with your own images, the photographs you select will need to have a dark background.

At the session, we will show you how to create digital rain effects from scratch, and digital lightning effects from scratch.  We will show you how to save both so that you can reuse them on other images.  We also look at the use of downloadable brushes for adding lightning to images.

Printed notes and a DVD going over the techniques taught in this session will be included in this course.

Suitable for: Anyone who has done the “Shooting for digital Rain & Digital Lightning” and “Model Splash” workshops, or is interested in compositing and manipulating images in Photoshop.  The photoshop techniques talked about in this session are not difficult and should be possible for anyone with a basic knowledge of Photoshop.

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

PLEASE NOTE: Until 31 July 2018 this event can only be booked as part of the Water Weekend event after that date the individual events can each be booked.

To book for the whole weekend of events please visit this page: https://www.ians-studio.co.uk/events/water-weekend/

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

[BOOK HERE]


Sunday, 11 November 2018 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
£10.00 (10 spaces left)
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

This PhotoDoctor session is specifically to do with images involving water.  Bring your studio images to be critiqued.  Get answers to photography questions.  See how YOUR photos can be enhanced in post-production.

This session has been designed to tie in with the water photography weekend so that attendees of the weekend can get feedback on the images they have created.  However, it is not exclusive to attendees of the weekend, other photographers may also attend if they wish.

For full details of the whole weekend of water based events, and to book your place for the full weekend please visit this page:  https://www.ians-studio.co.uk/events/water-weekend/

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 studio 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 afternoon where we can all learn more.  This event will be free for Academy Members, and free for anyone attending two or more of the water weekend events, but there will be a charge of £10 for everyone else.

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

Don’t forget, Academy Members get in for  FREE (and save £10).
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]