John Tisbury exhibition London late August

John Tisbury exhibition London

I have just finalised discussions with Harmony Adult store in 99a Charing Cross Road, London to display my erotic and fetish photographic work. This is very exciting and a wonderful opportunity to get my work displayed to a wider audience. Harmony have 3 stores in London and like to offer their customers choice and a wide variety of products. This exhibition allows them to display artwork and offer their customers something unique and unusual alongside their existing product lines. The store is well acquainted in its decor and shopfittings, it looks professional, clean and tidy and I’m pleased to have my work displayed there. Most of my work will be displayed downstairs or in the stairwell which gives the opportunity to display large pieces of art.

To begin with the exhibition will run from Monday 25th August, date to be confirmed, for about 2 months and will feature many new works that have not been seen before. There will be a range of framed open and limited edition prints, posters and greetings cards for sale.

John Tisbury exhibition London at Harmony Adult Store, 99a Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DP

John Tisbury exhibition London at Harmony Adult Store, 99a Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DP

John Tisbury exhibition London at Harmony Adult Store, 99a Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DP

Harmony Adult Store, 99a Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The store details are:

Harmony Adult Store
99a Charing Cross Road
London
WC2H 0DP
@Harmonystoreuk
www.harmonystore.co.uk

Small group studio lighting workshop results

Small group studio lighting workshop

I ran a small group studio lighting workshop on Saturday 12th July with 4 photographers. Leading up to the session I’d booked in Blue Sapphire to model for me, we’ve worked together many times before and she had also done my last tuition workshop.

Friday night

Unfortunately the friday night before before the workshop I received a text message from Sarah saying she was in A&E with 2 fingers facing the wrong way! So there was no way she would be able to drive, let alone model. We were both disappointed, but these things happen.

Sarah's poorly hand

Sarah’s poorly hand

This meant it was about 9:00pm and I had no model for a workshop happening on the next day. I contact a few local models but they were busy or booked. Then I remembered Button, who used to live right next door to me before they moved. So I called her and luckily she was happy to re-arrange her plans for me and agreed to model for the day. Luckily I’ve worked with Button many times so I knew she would do a great job and work well with the photographers. So Button was booked in and I could relax knowing I had a model for the day.

I remember some years ago I had a model phone me to cancel a shoot whilst she was in hospital, she’d been rushed in with appendicitis and she was about to be operated on. She apologised and said she would not be able to make the shoot, that model was Michelle Monaghan. You can see her appendectomy scar to this day :-)

These things happen and with the best intentions in the world sometimes things don’t go according to plan. I’m sure Sarah would have much preferred to be shooting with me than spending 6 hours in A&E.

Delegate’s images

Below are a few of the images taken during the workshop. Thank you to Andy and Dieter for allowing me to use their images. During the workshop we covered a wide range of lighting styles from:

  • Hard light
  • Soft light
  • Single lights
  • Direct light
  • Indirect light
  • Flash and constant lighting
  • Multiple lights
  • Using gels
  • Using bounces and reflectors
  • Using flags
  • Using grids

You can see the differing styles here which I love to see. Each photographer had almost the same lighting setup for most of the day, but still took completely differing images. The last session was a free session where each photographer had to choose a concept and a lighting pattern that we had done during the day. They then set up the lights, directed and worked with the model on the concept of their choice. I love this session as it always throws up wonderful images and creativity – this session was no exception.

Button by Andy

Button by Andy

Button by Dieter

Button by Dieter

Button by Dieter

Button by Dieter

Button by Dieter

Button by Dieter

Button by Andy

Button by Andy

Button by Dieter

Button by Dieter

Button by Dieter

Button by Dieter

Button by Andy

Button by Andy

Button by Dieter

Button by Dieter

Button by Dieter

Button by Dieter

Button by Dieter

Button by Dieter

Button by Andy

Button by Andy

Button by Dieter

Button by Dieter

Button by Andy

Button by Andy

Button by Andy

Button by Andy

 

Images from tuition on 12th June 2014

Below are a small selection of the images take of our model Blue Sapphire on the Small Group Studio Lighting workshop I ran on 12th June with 4 photographers. All the images below belong to the respective authors and are not mine, please respect their copyright as they have been kind enough to share them with me, and therefore you.

The first set are images from Katy, followed by Jon’s, Ade’s and Peters. I hope you enjoy their images.

Image by Katy

Image by Katy

Image by Katy

Image by Katy

Image by Katy

Image by Katy

Image by Katy

Image by Katy

Image by Katy

Image by Katy

Image by Katy

Image by Katy

Image by Katy

Image by Katy

Image by Katy

Image by Katy

Image by Katy

Image by Katy

Image by Katy

Image by Katy

Image by Jon Downs

Image by Jon Downs

Image by Jon Downs

Image by Jon Downs

Image by Jon Downs

Image by Jon Downs

Image by Jon Downs

Image by Jon Downs

Image by Jon Downs

Image by Jon Downs

Image by Jon Downs

Image by Jon Downs

Image by Jon Downs

Image by Jon Downs

Image by Jon Downs

Image by Jon Downs

Image by Jon Downs

Image by Jon Downs

Image by Jon Downs

Image by Jon Downs

Image by Ade

Image by Ade

Image by Ade

Image by Ade

Image by Ade

Image by Ade

Image by Ade, I'm taking a meter reading honestly

Image by Ade, I’m taking a meter reading honestly

Image by Ade

Image by Ade

Image by Ade

Image by Ade

Image by Ade

Image by Ade

Image by Ade

Image by Ade

Image by Ade

Image by Ade

Image by Peter

Image by Peter

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Image by Peter

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Image by Peter

12 July – tuition workshop dates – sold out

Update 6th June – this session is now sold out.

I’ve just added the 12th July date for a small group tuition workshop due to popular demand. Session are for a maximum of 4 photographers, 1 place has already been taken, so only 3 places remaining.

Our model for the day will be Blue Sapphire:

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Click here to book:
http://www.johntisbury.co.uk/photography-workshops.htm

More information about how I approach my photography tuition sessions:
http://www.johntisbury.co.uk/photography-tuition.htm

Testimonial

It’s always good to hear that people enjoy attending my studio lighting workshops, but to receive an unprompted testimonial really lets you know exactly what they thought about the workshop. Below is a testimonial from David who attended a recent lighting workshop I ran, plus some of his images from the session.

As someone relatively new to the world of photography I felt a slight nervousness at upon entering John’s lovely studio. But any feelings of trepidation were soon dissolved by John’s friendly and welcoming demeanour. There is a pleasant and friendly atmosphere about how the course is laid out, and John’s teaching style makes it seem less like a teacher and student session and more like a few friends gathering together for a discussion on a shared interest.

The course is presented in such a way that a newbie like myself feels right at home but even a more experienced photographer will learn a great deal. John has a natural ability to present the basics of photography without making it sound like he is talking down to you and is happy to answer even the most redundant of questions with a smile on his face.

Guiding you through the day, John allows a great deal of autonomy but is never far away to steer you in the right direction should you need it, this is invaluable as it allows you to streamline existing skills and expand your potential.

As a whole, the workshop was thoroughly enjoyable and has really given me the confidence to continue, bringing me a new outlook and filling me ideas for the future.

David

All the images below are taken by David during the workshop

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2 places remaining on Sunday 11th May workshop

I’ve just had a last minute cancellation for my studio lighting workshop on Sunday, I have 2 places remaining.

I am running a small group workshop for 4 photographers on Sunday 11th May and there’s 1 place remaining. Don’t miss out as I don’t run too many sessions over the course of the year, only 4 planned for this year, 1 sold out already and only 1 place remaining on this session.

Book today herehttp://www.johntisbury.co.uk/photography-workshops.htm

Our model for the workshop is the talented Jenny Fozzard, see below:

Jenny Fozzard

Jenny Fozzard

Jenny Fozzard

Jenny Fozzard

Jenny Fozzard

Jenny Fozzard

Image manipulation and copyright infringement

Just been informed that some more of my images have been ripped off, I don’t mind if people display my images if they keep my copyright details on the image and refer back to me, but those who deliberately set out to steal images and deceive others really get my goat – not that I’ve got a goat.

The example below is my work which has been poorly toned, and the highlights bled out due to poor processing.

My original image with model Loki Winters

My original image with model Loki Winters

Tuition workshop dates released

I’ve just made available some studio photography tuition dates in May and June. Each session has 4 photographers and a model who will work up to full frontal nude.

Session dates are:

  • Sunday 11th May, only 1 place remaining
  • Saturday 14th June sold out

Book here: http://www.johntisbury.co.uk/photography-workshops.htm

More information about how I approach my photography tuition sessions:

http://www.johntisbury.co.uk/photography-tuition.htm

Mike shooting at a low angle to accentuate Iveta's pose

Mike shooting at a low angle

Copyright infringement of my work

One of my followers on Twitter happened to spot one of my images for sale on eBay, see below:

eBay copyright infringement of my work

eBay copyright infringement of my work

 

This really annoys me, some people think that just because they state they found it on the Internet they have not committed an offence or broken any copyright laws. If it’s on the Internet then it’s free – worse still they then decide to make money from it.

First step was to report the copyright infringement to eBay, which was a little time consuming and involved filling in a 2 page Notice of Claimed Infringement – statutory declaration form and faxing it to eBay. That done I then contacted the eBay ‘seller’ by email as his name, address, phone number and email was listed on eBay. I sent him an infringement of copyright, a notice to remove the image and not to use it again and to email me all original files. I also demanded payment of £30. Failure to comply would result in me taking legal proceedings against him.

Here is my original image, I will let you know the outcome.

Original image - titled Nurse Nurse

Original image – titled Nurse Nurse

Update: 5th April

20 minutes after me sending an email on 3rd April directly to the seller on eBay they ended the auction, see below. Mr Charles has until the Thursday 10th April to respond to my request for the return of the digital file and payment of £30, I will let you know how I get on.

eBay listing ended

eBay listing ended