Category: Leeds

January 28, 2012 / / Architecture

New Leeds Photos for 2012 We’ve taken advantage of the amazing sunny January days by getting a new set of images of Leeds for you to enjoy. Here’s a pretty extensive selection from the new set – there will be more to come!     Buy a copy for your home! They will all available for purchase on Photobox very soon. My shop is http://www.photoboxgallery.com/mcfade and I will create a new gallery there ASAP. They’re also available to liscence for use on print/web, and in large format prints to give your office environment a…

January 22, 2012 / / Blog

It’s true, here’s a FREE Street Photography Action… Here’s what it does Transforms a street candid from this… To this with one click…   “Street” is photography in one of the purest forms. We capture the environment as-is; people going about their business is the subject, rather than moody hills, the relentless sea, colourful birds or clever lighting and posed models. Candid or Interaction? We can interact with the people or shoot candidly. Candid is more random, and because the people are unaware of being photographed you capture them completely naturally.…

January 17, 2012 / / Architecture

Case study of the refurb of Carlton Tower, Leeds. Click on the image to see larger  

January 17, 2012 / / Business

Case Study of Select Pix’s largest job to date at WIRA House, click to view larger

November 29, 2011 / / Architecture

Don’t put your camera away in the dark! Too many people put their cameras away for the winter – night photography is one of the most creative forms there is. Amaze your friends with long exposures, light trails, wierd shapes etc. Here are 5 Photography ideas to do at night which would be impossible during the day – all in a city near you. 1 – Light Trail Photography As traffic passes, they leave lines across your photos 2 – Tripod zoom burst Photography If you zoom whilst taking a…

August 31, 2011 / / Architecture

Photography in bright sun is a bad thing…. right ? Well it can be – it’s not ideal for landscapes,  can make a wedding dress impossible to shoot without blinding your self and creates really harsh shadows. But like any light, it has its uses – so here are a series of shots from a few weeks back in Leeds. It was the day of the Manchester Riots oddly enough. So first off… look for light and shadow – the top shot here is all about the light bricks and the dark…

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…

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.  

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…