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  • POTD Fri, 2 Mar 2012: Del 2 March 2012


    Model Del came to the studio today for our Friday Night at the studo event. Perhaps it would have been better if she had come through the door and not through the background paper!

    The image was of course set up, and I do rather like the effect of her climbing through the hole in the paper.

    A few other images from the same shoot can be seen here: http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/del (NSFW)

    PLEASE NOTE: This is not a source of free photographs.
    This photograph is (c) Ian M Butterfield. All rights are reserved. No use Is permitted (including non-commercial use) without prior permission. If you wish to use any of my photographs please ask first.

    Image Reference: FE0302A-E04113

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  • POTD Wed, 7 Mar 2012: You can’t win ’em all 7 March 2012


    I had a potential client approch me to ask me to photograph plastic display holders for his bussiness. This was from a test shoot I did – I found it increadibly difficult to find a way to show the product off. The client wanted it on a white background but when the backgorund was pure white you couldn’t see the product as it is completely transparent. Also the different ‘verticals’ tended to merge into each other. While I think I did a reasonable job with a very tricky subject – I didn’t get the commission.

    PLEASE NOTE: This is not a source of free photographs.
    This photograph is (c) Ian M Butterfield. All rights are reserved. No use Is permitted (including non-commercial use) without prior permission. If you wish to use any of my photographs please ask first.

    Image Reference: FE0307A-E04241

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  • POTD Fri, 9 Mar 2012: Apple Splash 9 March 2012


    Today’s Friday Night at the Studio event was called “Food for though” and involved photographing different types of food. In this image we captured water splashing on an apple.

    The apple is suspended on string which is then cloned out in post production

    PLEASE NOTE: This is not a source of free photographs.
    This photograph is (c) Ian M Butterfield. All rights are reserved. No use Is permitted (including non-commercial use) without prior permission. If you wish to use any of my photographs please ask first.

    Image Reference: FE0309A-E04483

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  • POTD Sat, 10 Mar 2012: Wedding Workshop 10 March 2012


    A bit of a grab shot for today’s POTD. Flowers and notes from our “Introduction to Wedding Photography” workshop.

    PLEASE NOTE: This is not a source of free photographs.
    This photograph is (c) Ian M Butterfield. All rights are reserved. No use Is permitted (including non-commercial use) without prior permission. If you wish to use any of my photographs please ask first.

    Image Reference: FE0310A-E04507

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  • POTD Tue, 13 Mar 2012: The Minimal List 13 March 2012


    My entry for an on-line competition with the theme “Minimalist”.

    Given it’s theme, I guess that’s all I should say about it.

    PLEASE NOTE: This is not a source of free photographs.
    This photograph is (c) Ian M Butterfield. All rights are reserved. No use Is permitted (including non-commercial use) without prior permission. If you wish to use any of my photographs please ask first.

    Image Reference: FE0312A-E04546

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  • POTD Fri, 17 Feb 2012: Self-portrait night 17 March 2012

    Self portrait

    This image comes from a self portrait night at the studio. At the event I showed how to create characture self portraits like this one. And techniques for doing other styles of self portraits like this:

    2015 Update: If you want to know who the caricature  portrait is created take a look at this video on YouTube:

    PLEASE NOTE: This is not a source of free photographs.
    This photograph is (c) Ian M Butterfield. All rights are reserved. No use Is permitted (including non-commercial use) without prior permission. If you wish to use any of my photographs please ask first.

    Image Reference: FE0217A-E01989

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  • POTD Fri, 23 Mar 2012: Rachael by Candlelight 23 March 2012

    Rachael by Candlelight

    Tonight’s event at the studio was all about taking photographs by candlelight. Here we see model Rachael apparently lit by the candle she is holding. The reality is however a little different. Yes the candle provides a significant amount of the illumination but it is added to by two speedlights behind and either side of her. Those speedlights have coloured gels on them to match the colour of the flash to the colour of the candle.

    You can see more images from the event here: http://photos.imb.biz/model/shoot/candlelightnight

    PLEASE NOTE: This is not a source of free photographs.
    This photograph is (c) Ian M Butterfield. All rights are reserved. No use Is permitted (including non-commercial use) without prior permission. If you wish to use any of my photographs please ask first.

    Image Reference: FE0323A-E05255

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  • POTD : Wed, 28 Mar 2012: Airline drinks trolly 28 March 2012


    Sometimes I get really unusual commercial jobs. In this case it was to photograph an airline duty free trolly.

    The main job was to photograph the security mechanism so that the images can go into the instruction manual. I have been asked not to post those images publically. So all I can show you is the image of the inside of the trolly with the door folded back to hide the security panel.

    PLEASE NOTE: This is not a source of free photographs.
    This photograph is (c) Ian M Butterfield. All rights are reserved. No use Is permitted (including non-commercial use) without prior permission. If you wish to use any of my photographs please ask first.

    Image Reference: FE0328A-E05522

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