Posts Tagged ‘ian thraves’

PHOTOGRAPHING FOR THE MOVIES

PHOTOGRAPHING FOR THE MOVIES

Working as a photographer on the set of a movie requires a different discipline to other areas of commercial photography and achieving a successful shoot requires careful planning, plus strong communication and interpersonal skills. In the case of British movie, Habit my main role was to shoot portraits of the key actors ‘in character’, one of […]

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Portrait lighting: keeping it simple!

Portrait lighting: keeping it simple!

It’s easy to get caught up in thinking we need to utilise multiple flash heads to achieve professional lighting results but this is not always true. Much depends on the effect you are aiming to achieve and often there is a lot to be gained from keeping your lighting simple. After all, when shooting outdoors we […]


Article Published In Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook 2017

Article Published In Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2017

Bloomsbury, publishers of the Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook are due to publish my ongoing article on the subject of entering in to professional photography. First published in 1998, the article has been updated over the years to accommodate the many changes that have taken place in this ever-evolving industry. Since the advent of digital photography and web-based marketing, it has […]


Ian Published In Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook 2015

Ian Published In Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2015

Bloomsbury, publishers of the Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook have recently published an update to my ongoing article on the subject of working as a professional photographer.  First published in 1998, the article has been updated over the years to accommodate the many changes that have taken place in this ever-evolving industry.  Since the advent of digital photography […]


A photography workout

A photography workout

Over the past couple of years I have been called upon to organise a number of shoots related to health and fitness. This has involved photographing varying aspects of body building and other fitness activity, using both male and female models and shooting in studio and on location. A small portfolio of this on-going project […]


Surviving Bear Grylls With The Nikon SB900

Surviving Bear Grylls With The Nikon SB900

Press-style photography is not my normal forte, since the majority of my photo shoots are one-to-one with the model, either in studio or pre-planned location. However, on this occasion I took the opportunity to photograph a guest appearance by Bear Grylls at a Scout camp in Tatton Park, Cheshire. This was a short drop-in visit […]


Ian Strikes gold at BIPP North West awards 2012

The British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) recently held their annual North West photography awards in Liverpool and I was delighted to hear that I’d achieved a Gold award in the Environmental Portrait category. The winning image was part of a series shot in Manchester over a couple of days using Nikon off-camera flash combined […]


Celebrity profiles from Up North

Celebrity profiles from Up North

Martin kemp The location was Manchester city centre and the event, Grimm Up North 2011. A few days ago I was asked by Festival Director, Simeon Halligan to photograph celebrity guests attending the event. I was generally given a 10 -15 minute time-slot to get the shots, which meant there was no time for error. Since […]


Checkum campaign – back with rugged vengeance

Checkum campaign – back with rugged vengeance

Wayne Godwin and Ashley Gibson of Salford Reds are the latest rugby star duo brave enough to reveal all for Checkum. Wayne and Ashley were photographed for the campaign a few weeks ago at NPD studios in Leeds, a fantastic well-equipped and spacious facility for still and TV/movie shoots. The duration of the shoot was […]


Boxing shoot – Round two!

Boxing shoot - Round two!

As a result of some encouraging comments from a magazine editor who happened to stumble upon my blog (see the comments below my last blog entry), I responded by adding in a few more action images to the boxing theme I’ve been shooting recently. The original boxing images had been created for two purposes – […]


Boxing shoot – round one!

Boxing shoot - round one!

It was the day of the Royal wedding and rather than partaking in the offer of a Champaign breakfast and joining the nationwide party, I instead ventured in to Manchester to photograph a passionate group of male and female boxers in a location not far from Manchester City football ground. The shoot was initially organised for […]


Ian’s nude image wins BIPP silver award

Ian's nude image wins BIPP silver award

Portrait of a Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB) Artist. The British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) regional award ceremony was recently held in Liverpool during the first weekend of April 2011. Although I couldn’t attend this year I was delighted to learn that I had won a silver award for one of two images that were […]


cheshire wedding photographer – Ian thraves

cheshire wedding photographer - Ian thraves

Based in Wilmslow, Ian Thraves Photography operates a bespoke Wedding & Portrait service, covering Cheshire, Manchester and surrounding regions. Please click the image to visit our dedicated Wedding and Portrait website. To find out more about wedding photography, call Ian on 01625 524018.


Stuart Pilkington poses up North for Checkum

Stuart Pilkington poses up North for Checkum

Stuart Pilkington of Big Brother 9 is yet another celebrity to hit the headlines for getting his kit off for charity. We photographed Stuart in a Manchester studio very recently, followed a couple of days later by an additional celebrity shoot in London – soon to be revealed! The idea of the final Checkum posters […]


…and here it is – ‘Life Changing’

…and here it is – ‘Life Changing’

Click on image for larger view Above is the final image of a year long project, that started as a nude shot at the tale end of a yoga shoot (see previous blog entry) and became a series of three images as a result of finding out the model was pregnant.  I always prefer to […]