Month: February 2011

February 28, 2011 / / Blog

I guess the traditional “Family portrait” is usually thought of as:- a visit to a shop on the high street where you sit in a little room with umbrellas, choose a slightly mottled blue background get posed in a traditional way feel awkward and have to calm the kids down get a few shots taken and then wait for ages to see the results. Studio based photography has of course moved on a lot since then, many people using white backgrounds or bold colours, getting you jumping around and lying…

February 27, 2011 / / Architecture
February 23, 2011 / / Blog

We all take photos of people these days, be it on the phone, a little camera or a £5000 pro camera. Here are a few ideas which apply to any camera and any skill level… 1 – Don’t put the person in the middle of the shot, but slightly to one side 2 – Get them to face “in to” the shot – if they’re on the left of the photo, get them facing to the right & vice versa 3 – Rather than getting them just to “smile”, get…

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…

February 22, 2011 / / Blog

Here’s a video I created, with original music created on the Triton Extreme, to promote the Aim Space end of my business. Its a teaser… Aimspace teaser video

February 22, 2011 / / Architecture

hi Folks, Salford Quays, Media City and the Lowry are an amazing place to spend time with the camera, if you’ve never been it’s well worth a trip down. I was there last Friday, meeting with Lee, Eif and Paul from the Welshot team, and we managed to get some great shots to promote the next mcfade/welshot workshop. We’re taking this workshop to a new level, where we not only have a session of photography and coaching from me and the team, but also after lunch the delegates will be…

February 19, 2011 / / Blog

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