Category: Leeds

April 2, 2012 / / Architecture

Promo videos for McFade Photography Just been putting together a few videos for use on the website – fast paced, lots of photos and a few key messages in each one. Here they are for you to have a look at Linked IN Shoots [tube]U_fVMCiJ0qc[/tube] 1-2-1 PR Business Shoots [tube]lk8w_xNHVmA[/tube] Business Property Shoots [tube]M4zyNXegG6g[/tube]

March 22, 2012 / / Architecture

Near Leeds Morley is a large town in the shadow of near-by Leeds, yet had it’s day as a wealthy wool town in the past. This is illustrated by The Town Hall, it is very impressive, similar to Leeds Town Hall in style; it steals the lime light away from the rest of the centre. In 2012, pound shops, charity shops and empty buildings line the main shopping street, making it a place I rarely frequent. Rediscovery…. However, yesterday was a sunny day, so decided to “Discover” Morley again –…

March 4, 2012 / / Blog

Leeds Iconic TETLEY BREWERY – Demolished!   Tetley was a huge brewery on the edge of the city centre, one of a dying breed of city centre breweries, most of which fall to demolition sooner or later. Wikipedia says… .   The original brewery was opened on the current site in 1822. Parts of the original buildings still stand and extensions have been built as late as 2006. The Brewery opened a museum on the 19 March 1994.The attraction proved popular; however, redevelopment of the land surrounding the brewery led…

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…