Month: April 2016

April 14, 2016 / / Blog

Was the Pixel Stick Worth it? Having watched this cool light painting tool evolve for a while it was only a matter of time before I got one. That came on Black Friday 2015 when the offer price was right. It arrived from the states a few days later, and I was raring to go – were it not for the rain! How does it work… ? Watch this! Why did I get it? I shoot cars professionally – I thought it’d be a cool addition to the toolkit for…

April 14, 2016 / / Blog

Raining in Northumberland I guess living in Leeds, the sea is always going to be a novelty – it’s not exactly close – a good hour which ever way you go, and more like 2 to get to a pretty place. So why not do Northumberland; It’s got everything except huge mountains. Take Advantage of the Low Light On this recent trip we were treated to rain and grim skies mainly, but not to be deterred, we took advantage of the low light and shot waves crashing up on the…

April 14, 2016 / / Architecture

The McFade York Photography Workshop 2016 With its walls, river, minister and castle as highlights – and hundreds of other things to discover, I’ve always loved running Photography workshops in York. It was drizzling, then fine, then raining… and that only adds to the scene. The watery pavements reflecting colourful light into the camera adds to the magic. York Photography Ideas The gallery before contains a few highlights from the workshop – these include:- Minster and walls Northern Europe’s biggest cathedral, a gothic masterpiece which dominates the city. The walls are…

April 3, 2016 / / Blog

Why do people get so angry about photo watermarks? You’d be amazed how polarised opinion is on photo watermarking is. Many think it pointless, and will fight to the death to convince everyone so. Others think it idiotic to post anything without the protection of a watermark What is a photo watermark? It’s a logo, text or some other “mark” you apply to a photo – in this example, the McFade watermark in the bottom right is a watermark. In  this image, the watermark is very discrete – it has an…