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.

Forthcoming Events
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Friday, 7 February 2020 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

Join us for an evening shooting with model Dante-Layla.  Dante-Layla is probably best known for her latex outfits and I am pleased to say that she will be bringing some to the event for us to shoot.

Photographically, I’m going to include some lighting setups with gels so if you want to learn how to work with gels this is a good event for you to attend.

Dante-Layla will be working to lingerie levels for this event.

You can find examples of her work on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dante-Layla/311113772319780 and here is a gallery of images from a number of shoots I have had with Dante-Layla: http://photos.imb.biz/model/name/dante-layla

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? (It only costs £6)

[BOOK HERE]


Friday, 17 January 2020 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

This session covers three lighting techniques for Art Nude photography. Each technique uses just one light, what makes these lighting setups different to those covered in the other one light art nude workshop is that we do not use studio background paper. The lighting set-ups covered at this session are:

  • White wall, High-key, large softbox with a bounce board
  • Grided spot on a boom stand (to shoot a model on the floor)
  • Gridded beauty dish angled down the wall

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.

I am pleased to announce that the model for this event will be Ella Jaye – https://purpleport.com/portfolio/ellajaye/?referrer=ianbutty This will be Ella’s first workshop at the studio, but I have already done a quick test shoot with her to prepare for the workshop.  You can find the images from that shoot here:  http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/ellajaye1.

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]


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]