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Recent Events

Here are the details of the last ten events at Ian’s Studio.  We maintain this list so that photographers can look up details of the events they attended.  If you need to find an older event please visit the Event Archives

If a model was working at the event, then you will probably be able to find her portfolio mentioned on the event listing.  Most portfolio listing sites permit registered photographers to contact the models through the site.  If you have some great images from the event, I always try to encourage photographers to share those images with the models who made them possible.

If you missed an event or enjoyed an event and would like to see it rerun at the studio please let me know.

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Friday, 14 December 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK1 4AR

A practical workshop with a Christmas theme – learn some unusual lighting techniques while creating some Christmas images.
An RJ Bradbury Photography & Ian’s Studio joint event.

Date: Friday 14 Dec 2018
Time: 7pm till 10pm
Model(s): TBA
Price: £30
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 December 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 are looking at Christmas images with a difference.  We will have two fully equipped studios to work through and shoot multiple and different lighting setups for.

  • Light from within a box
  • Matching flash and candlelight
  • Christmas lights and people
  • AND MUCH MORE

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]


Friday, 7 December 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

At this Friday Night at the Studio event we will be welcoming back character model G. Brodie.  Graham will be presenting three different characters for us to photograph.

You can see examples of Graham’s characters on his PurplePort portfolio:  https://purpleport.com/portfolio/grahamcurrey/?referrer=ianbutty

As ever, Ian will be on hand to provide lighting and shooting advice as well as ensuring that everyone gets a fair time shooting.

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]


Friday, 16 November 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK1 4AR

A practical workshop on using non-standard modifiers in Art Nude photography.
An RJ Bradbury Photography & Ian’s Studio joint event.

Date: Friday 16 Nov 2018
Time: 7pm till 10pm
Model(s): TBA
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 October 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 are looking at non-standard ways of lighting art nude images.  We will have two fully equipped studios to work through and shoot multiple and different lighting setups for.

  • Lighting your subject through blinds
  • Casting patterns on the background
  • Silhouettes
  • AND MUCH MORE

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.

The two models for this event will be:

Rhianna Grey – https://purpleport.com/portfolio/rhiannagrey/

and KelseyWild – https://purpleport.com/portfolio/mamawolf/

Book your space below.

Thank You
RJ Bradbury & Ian M Butterfield

[BOOK HERE]


Saturday, 10 November 2018 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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 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.

 

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 26 October 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Have you got what it takes to be able to shoot a subject without any prior knowledge who they are?  For this session, I will only be revealing who the model is at the event.   As part of this session we will look at how we choose our lighting, backgrounds, and set-ups based on who our subject is.

The evening will start with a brief discussion with our subject, we look at the outfits and props he/she has brought to the event and based on this we will decide on three different set-ups.  This will be an opportunity to learn how to plan your shoot.

We will also look at some techniques which we can use to generate ideas – such as photo-brainstorming.

This event isn’t all about how many shots you can take – it is all about creating the best shots you can, irrespective of who the subject is.

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]


Friday, 5 October 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
SOLD OUT!
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK1 4AR

A practical workshop on Full Length, ½ Length & headshot lighting.
An RJ Bradbury Photography & Ian’s Studio joint event.

Date: Friday 5th Oct 2018
Time: 7pm till 10pm
Model(s): Demi Hughes https://purpleport.com/portfolio/demi95/ and Tann-Marie  https://purpleport.com/portfolio/tann/
Price: £30
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 October Ian’s Studio & RJ Bradbury Photography are bringing you the first of three 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.

The first event is Focusing On Portraits.  We will have two fully equipped studios to work through and shoot multiple and different lighting setups for.

  • Full-Length Portraits.
  • ½ Length Portraits.
  • Head Shots.

Ian and Rick will cover different lighting options for each type of portrait image along with how we approach the task, why we do what we do as well as tips for working with your model/client.

With our years of studio & portrait experience and our different styles, you will take away a number of tips and approaches for this kind of work that you can use in your own work.

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]


Sunday, 9 September 2018 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

This PhotoDoctor session was originally to do with images created in studios but I am extending it to cover any images you would like to receive feedback on.  Bring your  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 afternoon where we can all learn more.  This event will be free for Academy Members, 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, 6 July 2018 until 8 July 2018 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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, 18 May 2018 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.

Tonight’s Friday Night at the Studio event will be a little different.  When I have been lecturing on the cruise ships on of my most popular sessions has been my Photo Doctor sessions.  I’m now going to run one of these sessions as a Friday Night event.

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 £7 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 £7).
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]


Tuesday, 10 April 2018 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:

  • Sandwich lighting
  • Double rim lighting
  • Strip light from behind with gelled light on the 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 this event will be Anastasia.  Here profile can be found here: https://purpleport.com/portfolio/anastasiauk/?referrer=ianbutty

Images from previous shoots with Anastasia can be found here: http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/anastasia-bodyscapes and here: http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/anastasia-glamour1 and also here: http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/anastasia-training

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]