Category: Automobiles

September 4, 2017 / / Automobiles

Flash of inspiration This technique came to me one night – just watching sunset on a road bridge and thought about it. It applies to Tilt Shif lenses mainly – but I’m sure you can do it with a normal lens, or telephoto. Maybe not an ultrawide 16mm though. The Problem So you invest £2000 on a 17mm TS lens and realise you can NEVER use an ND grad on it… the end of the lens is like a tennis ball, you just can’t fit the darn things on. So…

September 18, 2016 / / Automobiles

McFade Summer Nights Workshops 2016 A look back over 12 fantastic evenings – but first some background Where did the idea of Summer Nights Workshops come from? Ever since I took Photography seriously I’ve regularly gone out for smaller outings – usually with 1 or 2 friends. We’d find places to go, new things to try out and gradually get loads of ideas and locations to return to. I found that it broke the weekend up and gave us something to look forward to. Gets you out of the “office mindset”…

September 22, 2015 / / Automobiles

Empowering the Lightroom Grad Tool Did you know you could have as many Lightroom Grad Tools as you like on a photo – and they can operate in any direction? Well in this video we see a beautiful TVR Tuscan transformed with 2 easy steps….

August 28, 2015 / / Automobiles

Grand Finale Car Photography Workshop for 2015 We’ve done 3 great Car Photography workshops this summer, the final one was at Temple Newsham in Leeds – where we have a huge car park full of puddles and a gritty feel. Something to contrast to the other workshops. The cars were TVR T350 TVR Wedge – 2 of these TVR Tuscan Porsche 911 – 2 of these A great mix of colour, style and shape – all organised by Richard Lee, who runs the TVR club of West Yorkshire. Photography Stuff……

January 2, 2014 / / Automobiles

  2013 is no more… I needed some new shots so on Thursday 2nd of Jan, 2014 I hit the road over to Ferrybridge to see if the sun was hitting the steam clouds over the cooling towers. It was to an extent, my usual spot by the canal gave some reasonable long exposure shots – and I found the bridge over the A1 which has become a popular place to stop for some dusk shots with the A1 in the fore ground. The one above is a vintage looking…

November 1, 2012 / / Automobiles

Night time means long exposures, things moving through your images, high contrast scenes, a new world of creativity with you camera, a change for your imagination to run wild. To most, the M62 is a car park they traverse every morning and evening, a place of wasted time and torture. To a photographer, it’s a scene packed with potential – from this vantage point there are around 10 lanes of traffic. Add in the occasional blue light from an emergency vehicle, or the flashing yellow lights of the constructions vehicles…

September 18, 2012 / / Automobiles

Light Trails I was looking for a few example light trail shots to promote the Night Photography Programme’s first session, which is on Tuesday 9th October. I ended up looking in my 2006 folders and got these shots from a bridge over the M621 between Morley and Gildersome. So for the first session, we’ll be showing you how to do this in leeds – using the A58(M) as the road form a good few vantage points around the city. Once you have understood how to do light trails, you have…

September 15, 2012 / / Automobiles

A fine collection of TVRs at the BNG You couldn’t ask for a better day for the BNG, hot and sunny and loads of multi-coloured TVRs. Here’s ALL the shots we got on the day – in a 6 minute video – see if you can spot your car! [tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP2lgugGtl4&feature=share&list=UUNt-MdklYRJZerUfAtuX10A[/tube]

August 23, 2012 / / Automobiles

The Kia Sportage Matt Netherwood of Further Reflections did an amazing job of detailing his new Kia Sportage. Here is a selection of shots taken in the Pennines – sunset was a bonus!

May 13, 2012 / / Automobiles

Photographing Cars in the Park Prints of some of the cars can be bought here – email info@mcfade.co.uk if yours is missing and you want a print. http://www.photoboxgallery.com/mcfadeAuto/collection?album_id=1270798377 The rain was happily absent at Newby Hall, near Ripon, today, so the Cars In The Park show was a great success. A mix of sports cars from all eras converged on the greens in front of the hall – we were there taking photos and chatting with their owners along with Matt Netherwood of http://www.further-reflections.co.uk/ and Jackie Braddock of Forever Living Products (http://www.jaxflp.co.uk/).…