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Ian M Butterfield
Stockport based photographer, studio owner, and photography tutor
Stockport based photographer, studio owner, and photography tutor

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Brand new and bumper sized photography newsletter released today.  Announcing all new events at Ian's studio, plus the usual batch of photography hints and tips...

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I really like this set of images by +Steve Simons who was on the Stockport +Scott Kelby World Wide Photowalk today.  You found some amazing angles Steve well done!
Scott Kelby PhotoWalk 2012 Stockport (33 photos)
36 Photos - View album

Trying to work out how Google+ Events work - my apologies if the event I've just created spammed any one!  I just wanted to post it on my page for local photographers to see but I think G+ may have sent out an email invite too.

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Added photos to Intermediate Photography Course.

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Intermediate Photography Course
Weekly on Sunday Afternoons 3.00pm till 5.30pm (approx) from 21st October 2012
Location: Ian’s Studio

The course will consist of eight sessions (session 5 on glamour, boudoir, & art nude is option).  Each session will be two and half hours in length.

Each session will look at one or two related genres of photography.  We will cover techniques and equipment, and I will be providing practical advice and where appropriate I’ll share experiences from a professional perspective.

Session 1 :  Travel and Architecture
Session 2 : Available light portraiture and Weddings
Session 3 : Off Camera flash and strobist techniques
Session 4 : Studio portrature
Session 5 : Glamour, boudoir and art nude photography
Session 6 : Events, theatre and performance photography
Session 7 : Macro, product and commercial photography
Session 8 : Sports and wildlife photography
Each session will leave you with some homework to reinforce the skills and techniques we have talked about.

8 Sessions: £165.
or 7 Sessions (omitting session 5) : £155

The course is aimed at photographers who have a reasonable level of photographic knowledge.  I have designed the course to be particularly suitable for those who have already completed my “Introduction to Digital Photography” course.  If you have not completed that course, you should have an understanding of photographic techniques such as exposure, aperture, controlling depth of field, etc.  Experience of using flash guns is useful but not essential.  As with any course the time spent on any given subject will be tailored to reflect the current knowledge and experience of those attending.

Printed course materials will be provided to all attendees.  Throughout the course there will be opportunities should you wish to have your photographs assessed to help you improve.

Places on the course will be limited.  To book your place please visit this page:

Please note: The course is designed for users of DSLR cameras.  If you have a “compact” camera or a “bridge” camera please contact me to discuss its suitability for this course.

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Friday 5th October - time lapse night.  Book your place via my website:

I need to back to using Google+ kind of got out of the habit recently.  Look out for news of forthcoming photography events and workshops and I'll also share some images to.

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Latest Photography Newsletter for +Ian's Studio in Stockport, UK is now on-line - includes details of forthcoming events and links to all workshops between now and the end of September:

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Added photos to Low-Key Photography Night.

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*Friday, 6 July 2012 , 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM *
Location: Ian's Studio

For tonight’s event we look at low key images.  Think dark backgrounds (not always black), think shadows, think side lighting.

I am pleased to announce that the model for this event will be Zombie Candy aka Amber Dolovak Amber has been to the studio twice before and has proved a big hit both times. You can see her profile on purpleport here: and on Purestorm here:

(And yes, that is Amber in the image I am using to promote this event)

We will also look at techniques to add a little colour to the dark background including the use of gels, and using coloured background but allowing them to go dark using the inverse square law.

Price: £29
Please book via my website:
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