Alternative, Beauty, Body Paint, Commercial, Fashion, Fitness, Lifestyle, Lingerie, Nude, Pinup, Portrait, Promotional, Sheer, Swimwear and Topless
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Constructing an Image - we can supply all the pieces of the puzzle, we can assist you to put them together - but it's down to you to provide the end result for yourself! Our aim is to provide the means for you to get your best images ever! With workshops and private, assisted one2one and two2one events with top models, studio facilities, lighting equipment, locations & assistance! Our events are centered around the model and atmosphere being the whole product, so as we're not big fans of loads of unnecessary props make sure our purist style suits you before you book an event!
To support these aims, I do my best to supply models that are capable of expression and can deliver an image with atmosphere. I also try to hire models that take very little post-processing as I see the art being in the photography, not in the post processing - although I can see the attraction in editing and can assist with this - my main aim is the photograph.
For : photographers of all levels of skill and experience, beginners - we'll help! Pro's - we'll assist you!
ASSISTED WORKSHOP - for Serious Photographers looking to progress -
4 photographers and a model (of our usual high standard of course!) 10am-4pm with 1 hour lunch (which you provide yourself, we'll provide tea & coffee) All workshops incorporate timed one2one's with our model to ensure equal opportunity per photographer. Enjoy the social learning advantage too, chat to others about camera's, lighting, get tips from how others work etc. etc! These events are aimed at the serious photographer looking to progress and work with top models, assistance available when required. Usually £120 per person (model dependant)
workshops - we're just starting a few test events to establish a safe and protected environment
beauty lighting and re-touching workshop
The plan : With a top model, makeup artist and myself, we'll show you how the team put together the ideal setting, lighting and makeup for 4 top class beauty shots! A Sunday workshop, 10am - 4pm - last hour is re-touching - with 1 hour lunch, 4 people only for maximum benefit to each, just £135.00 per person.
The summary : Everyone has their own ideas about re-touching, when, where, how much, what technique etc. etc. Read about my take on it and see if you like the way it sounds. There's every degree of re-touching going on, from ultra smoothed skin, specific gel techniques, digitally textured and so on. My preference's are job specific, with standard beauty shots it's just enough re-touching to be flattering without looking fake or altering the model's appearance, so changing the shape of someone's face is not a preferred method to me - I'd sooner change the model to one with a face shape I want to work with. Some skin needs a lot of work and will end up very smooth with an even texture all over, this again is not my chosen preference but I appreciate the need and will do it when necessary. For me, as natural as possible is my favourite, even so, I will use a little soft focus if I think it will enhance the end result, super-sharp is not always the best either. So, it's image specific - but with reservations abut certain aspects already mentioned, if this sounds good to you, then jump onboard a workshop! Free actions too - all the ones I use!
The samples :Have a look at the website examples covering a few different beauty shots
PRIVATE ASSISTED BOOKINGS - To ensure transaparency of intent and to avoid confusion regarding how I conduct these events, with changes made after listening to feedback, please read on to see if these events suit your needs :
I do my best to provide a quality experience on my events, I'm not God with a camera but after 38 years of professional photography I have a few tips and tricks to pass on. I have my own way of conducting these events and will fit in with your needs as best I can to assist you to get your best images ever! During my assistance, I will take a few images to further the progress, by way of illustrating lighting setup or for a practical demonstration, such as working with your model, to help you to get your best results - it's part of how I assist!
Let me just point out 1 example from many possible one's - I can demonstrate working with your model in 3 minutes, where it would take 10 minutes to explain, this gives you more shooting time, (do you learn better by reading instructions or by practical demonstrations?) Work this out for youself over a period of 4-5 hours!!
However, these images - if I do post any - will NOT be posted to social media or PurplePort until some time has passed. If you would prefer that I don't take any images - JUST SAY! If you don't like how my working methods sound - then you don't have to come here, it's your choice. I can't be any more open that this.
The quickest way to increase your skills and experience : assisted photography events! A two2one is just £31.25p per hour, each, for 4 hours with a top model!! Full info here :
YOUR MODEL AND IMAGES PRODUCED : Your model(s) enjoy using your images from the event to promote themselves on social media etc., so it’s up to you to get your images to the model if you want her to use them – it’s not compulsory though. I prefer models to use images that you have taken as this represents the success of the event more accurately and shows other photographers what they can accomplish here. I have no control over who’s images the model chooses, I do encourage them to use yours as this is more beneficial to our advertising and reputation.
one2one and two2one assisted events pricing :
£250 including model, assistance, lighting and all facilities (for two people this equates to just £31.25 per hour for a top model and assistance for 4 hours!) about.......
Have a look at our image galleries on the website to see what you can get from our events! image gallery
Total beginners -come and learn with us! The quickest way to increase your skills and experience!
Experienced amateurs -boost your portfolio and enhance your skill levels with the best models around!
Full time pros -we know you can do it all yourselves - have a break from your normal routine and do something that you want to do, without the hassle - we'll be your assistants!
PROVIDING THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO CREATE YOUR BEST IMAGES EVER! please note : not all images tagged with our studio are necessarily representative of our instruction or guidance, as some photographers work here unsupervised.
MODELS : My wife and I can offer you food and accommodation the evening before an event, we cannot extend this hospitality to your partner or friend.
MODELS WANTED FOR PAID WORK - get in touch!
click here to register or call mick on 07739 964711 to register for your events - don't miss out!
EVENTS : Please, book directly with us using the link on the event or message me with your full name and email address! 07739 964711
To register for an event you can Click here and enter the details of the event
Please note : we take all possible steps to provide the best models we can, rare last-minute changes can happen and we will always notify you as soon as possible, giving you chance to change your mind.
Call Mick on 07739 964711, message me on here or click this link to register
Our website link : Mick Payton Studios
It's all about having fun with your camera, any level photographers - amateur, hobbyist, semi-pro, pro's have a break from work - do what you want to do - whatever! Most people like a bit of privacy when they work with a model - so do I! Want something specific? Give us a call and ask! Want some ideas or themes? We have those too! I enjoy providing you with the facilities and models to enjoy yourselves - come and give us a try, what have you got to lose? I'm not God's gift with a camera, I have been a full-time professional photographer for over 35 years though, so I can probably help with a few things along your way!
The studio is for use during our events only, we do not rent out our facilities.
Thanks! Enjoy your camera!
Mick Payton 07739 964711
Mick Payton has 150 references; 150 recommended, 0 not recommended, 0 late cancellation and 0 no-show.