Month: January 2013

January 24, 2013 / / Landscapes

The cold doesn’t stop us. We wrapped up warm and forged our way to Malham in the Yorkshire Dales and created great images anyway. Our group of 5 intrepid explorers on the McFade Training “Discover Malham” workshop visited the full range of highlights the area has on offer – Scalebar Force, Highland Cattle, Janet’s Foss, Gordale scar, Malham Tarn and Malham Rakes – with opportunities to shoot the colossal Cove from afar. Flexibility and variety is made possible with a people carrier – courtesy of Suki, who drove us around the slights…

January 17, 2013 / / Landscapes

  A thick Hoar Frost looks amazing. It only happens now and then, so you really need to make the most of it when it happens. One of the downfalls of this frost is that the sky can be very dull on such days, so your usual landscapes can lack impact. So how to add something a little different? Get your strobes out You can create something more interesting with flash – even “on camera” flash can create something slightly different. The shots in this article are all taken with…

January 16, 2013 / / Architecture

Since I wrote an 8-page article for Digital SLR User magazine in 2008, I’ve loved shooting at night. Once the unreliable ambient light has gone, you are in control. Photographers are control freaks…. Also since then, LED torches have massively improved, to the point where for as little as £50 you can buy a Cree torch which can light an abbey – which is how all the images here were created. I bought a CREE with 3 LED “bulbs” and a claimed power of 3800 lumens. Always take this number…