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Ian Butterfield

Ian Butterfield

ID Number:135450
Member type:Photographer
Region:Greater Manchester
Country:United Kingdom
Level:Some Experience
Work Preference:Fitness Model
Stock Photo
Print Magazine
Parts Modeling
Date Joined:08 May 2008
Last Updated:04 May 2013
Last Login:10 April 2018
I have had a number of model images published. These include:
Rayzor and SK in the Daily Star, February 2009. (It's the "Office Romance" image in my profile), The "bills bills" image of model Keza was published in the Daily Telegraph 16th June 2009. Images of models "Mike", xnatp and "Randi and Blaze" have also been published. For a full list of published images see:

Additionally I have had literally hundreds of general and travel stock photographs published via photographic libraries. Many in UK national newspapers, magazines, travel brouchures, and in educational books.

I have also written for and been published (words and photos) in Practical Photography, Cheshire Life, Royal Photographic Society magazine and others.

Additional example photographs from model shoots can be seen on my website:
I offer both TFCD shoots and paid assignments.

Please click on the "Casting Calls" link at the top of this page. Or follow this link to see a list of current casting calls.

TFCD and Test Shoots
I am happy to work with models on a TFCD basis if the model can enhance or add something new to my portfolio. I will also consider TFCD shoots if I am able so shoot some stock images for submission to photo libraries as part of the shoot.

Most of the models I shoot with on a TFCD basis usually go on to get paid work in the form of working at one of the regular events or workshops at my studio.

Paid Shoots
I also book models for paid shoots. I *ALWAYS* give priority to suitable models who have previously worked with me on a TFCD basis. The best way to get a paid shoot from me is to be a model who has worked with me on a TFCD shoot first.

Of course, alternatively you could consider paying me to shoot images for you portfolio! (Shock horror!) I'll even consider part payment where I will reduce my fee in return for a signed model release form and the opportunity to get a some stock images during the shoot.

For your information here is my policy on the much debates subject of chaperones: The ONLY valid reason for a model requiring a chaperone is to ensure their safety. If I am working with a model by myself and the model wishes to bring a chaperone then I have no problem with it providing the chaperone behaves and does not interfere with the shoot. The desire for some models to have a chaperone when working with an unknown photographer at nude or topless levels is entirely understandable.

When I book a model for a workshop or an event at the studio, however, I DO NOT PERMIT chaperones. If a chaperone was present at the shoot, it would effectively be saying to the paying attendees of the event that the model doesn't trust me as the studio owner to ensure her safety.

PLEASE NOTE: I am a full-time professional photographer, however working with models is only one aspect of my photographic work. Please judge my level of expertise in this area by the standard of the images in my portfolio.

Reviews from other members

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SoftGentle recommends ianbutty
Added by SoftGentle on 29 August 2015, shoot arranged for August 2015

Had another shoot At Ian's studio last night was a productive shoot plenty ideas flying around the room, would shoot here again.. Xx

Added by SoftGentle on 27 November 2013, shoot arranged for November 2013

Worked with ian on a group shoot last week i had so much fun. He made me feel at ease and new the images he wanted. id happily recomend him and his studio. hope to shoot e
with him again xxx
Red_Devil recommends ianbutty
Added by Red_Devil on 20 November 2013, shoot arranged for November 2013

Ian was verg professional and I was at ease working with him. Coffee and biscuits were provided :).
I would recommend Ian to anyone and hope t I be working with him again soon.
Thanks for a brilliant shoot.
tonileanne recommends ianbutty
Added by tonileanne on 14 November 2013, shoot arranged for November 2013

Had a fabulous shoot at Ians studio for a training session he had organised for some photographers. He was proffessional at all times and we had great comms before and during the shoot. He's very clear on his aims for the shoot so you have no doubts on what to bring and what genre to be expected to shoot on. I would be more than happy to provide references to other models and I am more than happy to work with Ian again in the future which is a good job as he already re-booked me for another date in dec! :) Thanks for a fab shoot Ian
misha25 recommends ianbutty
Added by misha25 on 15 August 2013, shoot arranged for August 2013

Had a great time at Ian's studio yesterday. He was such a gent and had great communication. His studio was lovely with plenty of lights and props to use,with a changing room aswell. Ian gave me a run down of what was to be expected and made sure I was happy with everything. Really enjoyed it,and it went so fast. Love to work with him again. Highly recommended :)
GeenaHayes recommends ianbutty
Added by GeenaHayes on 30 May 2013, shoot arranged for May 2013

I met Ian at an open day at his studio. He was very welcoming and his studio is great. We did a short shoot together. I really enjoyed it and hope to work with him again in the future.
Ian Butterfield
Added: 12 August 2012
Title: Light Shower
Copyright: (C) Ian M Butterfield
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Added: 08 August 2012
Title: Sarah
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Added: 08 August 2012
Title: Mulitcoloured
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Ian Butterfield
Added: 05 August 2012
Title: The Battle's Over
Copyright: (C) Ian M Butterfield
Make Up Artist: ianbutty
Model(s): Wi1derness
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Added: 05 August 2012
Title: Tinted Cream and Black Slime
Copyright: (C) Ian M Butterfield
Model(s): TintedCream
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Added: 15 April 2012
Title: Night at the graveyard
Copyright: (c) Ian M Butterfield
Model(s): Rachael_F
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Added: 09 April 2012
Title: Misty
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Model(s): misty_model
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Ian Butterfield
Added: 08 April 2012
Title: Alice
Copyright: (C) Ian M Butterfield
Model(s): alice_g
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Ian Butterfield
Added: 27 March 2012
Title: Messy Workshop
Copyright: (C) Ian M Butterfield
Model(s): KikiDevine
Comments: 3
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