Month: December 2012

December 30, 2012 / / Blog

    Yorkshire photography – Wet, cold, miserable, overcast…. Today was all of the above, so time to head to a stream and make the most of the low light conditions. Luckily the river was abnormally high so lots of white water and unusual flow patterns. Ideal for creating a milky, surreal effect. We’ll be taking a group to this exact spot on the 20th January 2013, there are still places left, so get your booking in – info@mcfade.co.uk or just paypal £75 us at ade_mcfade@yahoo.com, and we’ll show you how…

December 28, 2012 / / Landscapes

    The Lake District is famous for walking and it’s stunning views over hill and lakes, perfect for the active person. However, it’s possible to get great shots without and enjoy a relaxing, sedate day out – all of these shots were taken within 1/4 mile of the road. 1 – Haweswater The eastern side of the lakes is often over looked, and this reservoir/lake (there is a dam which raised the lake 90 feet) is rarely seen. There’s a long road that traverses the full length of the lake, which is, to be…

December 28, 2012 / / Landscapes

Yorkshire’s never short of water, it rarely stops raining for long, so Yorkshire’s Waterfalls are a great subject for anyone into photography. Waterfalls are abound so we thought we’d show you a few of our favourites from across the region. 1 – Scalebar Force, Settle This is the prettiest of the lot in many ways, yet inaccessible to anyone with poor mobility or acrophobia. Cascades of water falling over many levels of rock created a plethora of compositional opportunities which are rarely found. Parking on the side of the road leaves a…

December 27, 2012 / / Blog

  Cropping a shot is a great exercise – you can find completely new images within an existing frame. Here’s a shot with lots going on, probably too much to be an effective shot on its own. We have a few rocks in the foreground and lots of lines and circles from the moving foamy water. It was taken on an overcast day, so no interesting light.     Crop 1 – Most of the shot…   So to start with, I’ve gone mono and done a little work bringing out detail…

December 22, 2012 / / Business

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December 12, 2012 / / Blog

Photographers fall into many camps, but one that really stands out is the “kit obsessive”. These tend to:- Talk incessantly about kit – above anything else Buy novelty items they rarely use Are never happy with their current kit Motivated by numbers and specifications Can compare and quote reviews of competing kit items More interested in the tools than the photographic results Are first to hear “new kit speculation”  blogs and forums Always think “if only I had a….” rather than “what can I do with my….” I’m sure every…

December 12, 2012 / / Musings

Love the Classic 5D… I’ve been shooting with the classic Canon 5D from 2006 to present, been perfectly happy and only once been short of pixels for a job (it was a colossal print… did a stitch of 9 images in the end). But my main body has now done way over its allotted 150,000 photos and so the time for a new, reliable body came along. I got a canon 5D Mark 2 (note, not 3…. a mark 2) as they are more than fit for my needs, and…

December 4, 2012 / / Landscapes

Landscape Photography – Yorkshire’s Perfect! Landscape is many photographers’ first subject – accessible, healthy, gregarious and unpredictable. That was the attraction – a weekend diversion to new and interesting places. A whole world of dales and lakes to discover. From Teesdale in the north to the Peak district in the south, Leeds is just a couple of hours from the lot. Much of the noughties was spent in these idyllic locations – capturing them in bright sunshine, dull clouds and frozen snow. For me, the challenge of photography is always to improve, to…