Category: Architecture

August 24, 2011 / / Blog

Had a trip out to shoot the stunning new Audi A5 Sportback yesterday. Must confess that I’ve never driven an automatic before, so I did hit the break thinking it was the clutch a few times – having massive brand new break discs, I can report that it does stop pretty darn fast! Lovely car and a lovely day – perfect for those moody mono photographs really. For colour photographs to really sing, you need to be going out later in the day, preferably around sunset. If you are in the…

August 16, 2011 / / Blog

Leeds Band Photography by McFade Photography!   As well as photographing  everything and anything, I also play piano and keyboards in 2 bands – one being the Blues Brother’s tribute band “Sweet Home Chicago”. The Band got a fantastic brass section comprising of Greg, Sam and Chris, and they seem to be in about 1000 bands between them. So they got most of the members together last week for a shoot with me. Where else but the darkest, moodiest place in Leeds – the Dark Arches… perfect. Was quite a windy day to say…

July 31, 2011 / / Blog

Stylist and makeup artist Saadiya invited me to shoot a session with models Krishna and Mahera last week. Though I’ve not really had much chance to process the shots, I’ve edited a few of Krishna which I thought I’d share.        

June 27, 2011 / / Blog

My friend Hash Parmar recently started up a beauty treatments business in Leeds. We did a few shots of Kat, who’d had a Hash make over, down by the Aire at Kirkstall Abbey. A lovely location, leafy and green, with the added bonus of a 12th century abbey in the background. The shots here are just a few “experimentally processed” shots, to show a few different looks we can achieve from what was essentially the same looking shots.  

June 14, 2011 / / Blog

A new dawn in Bradford Networking   Rob and Jag – the guys behind Bradford Switch Yesterday, a new networking group was born – the brainchild of Jag Panesar and Rob Ives, Bradford Switch is a relaxed, friendly way to meet new business contacts and build relationships. The first meeting was in The Sparrow, a lovely new bar opened in the heart of Bradford. We were in the cellar which seemed to create a warm atmosphere, the room was buzzing with people from the off at 4PM I took along…

June 10, 2011 / / Architecture

….making Hull look great! The latest AimSpace project is to transform an office space with inspiring photography, for a newly acquired building in Hull. Our clients need the photographs in the show office to look fantastic and local to the city, so out with the camera and around Hull I went – with my trusty assistant “Geordie” Dave Higham. Given a shortlist of things to shoot; The Deep, world trade centre, town hall, princes court etc. we set off on what was the hottest day of 2011 so far .…

May 3, 2011 / / Architecture

Just thought I’d share a review by Mark Carline, who attended my HDR workshop down at Salford Quays.

March 15, 2011 / / Architecture

HDR’s (High Dynamic Range) a very much maligned and misunderstood beast, most people associating it with eye popping colours and cartoon like portraits. Well yes, you can very easily end up with images just like Loony Tunes if you want, but there’s not much use for them out there in the big wide world, so I’ll take you through a few of the steps I use to create HDR images like this shot of Lendal Bridge in York. HDR requires 2 or more images to be truly “H” DR. The Dynamic range of a…

February 27, 2011 / / Architecture
February 22, 2011 / / Architecture

I don’t know about you, but with the prices of parking in Leeds and Manchester going up and up, I always want to make the most of my daytime trips there. One of my favourite ways is to wander around the centres capturing life as it goes by. Both cities are in a state of flux, so a scene which seems trivial today may have huge significance 20 years hence, so it’s a worthwhile documentation exercise as well as an artistic challenge. I’d been doing my bit for charity and the amazing…