Category: People

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”…

March 12, 2016 / / Business

Enlightened LED Lighting Specialists Lumilow are lighting consultants – MD Andy Chell was up front, the product itself was not going to be an exciting thing to photography! I guess lights are a bit like petrol – fuel is not that interesting in itself, but put some in a Ferrari and it gets interesting. Lighting is like that – it’s how it makes “stuff” look, and cost efficiencies, which, they are selling. The Shoot We needed something completely different to any other “lighting” company. They have a vibrant showroom, with table football, drills,…

January 5, 2016 / / Blog

Why does every marketing team love stunning, unique images? It makes their job easy – photos are powerful – they make your business:- stand out from the crowd easy to understand have INSTANT impact communicate who you are show how you do it Well here are just 9 of the many ways photos help boost your business 1 More clicks on Facebook Ads Facebook ads are a great source of leads if you get it right – and the “hook” which grabs attention is a great image. In fact, Facebook limit…

December 23, 2015 / / Commercial

2015 – January’s Photography We kicked off the year with workshops in Leeds and the Dales, shot lots of fitness and training for clients, interiors of event spaces, huge office spaces and a couple of gigs with the Chicago Blues Brothers Here are just a few memories of January See the rest of 2015… Read about January Read about February Read about March Read about April Read about May Read about June Read about July Read about August Read about September Read about October Read about November Read about December

September 24, 2015 / / Blog

God, I hate having my photo taken…. That’s the most common thing photographs hear, pretty much everyone, on every job, says it – you’d think it was root canal treatment we were administering. Photography should be fun – especially commercial work That’s definitely the case with our friends over at ABL Business, we’ve updated their photo stock a few times and each time, it’s always a fun session with Alex, Andy and the team – getting them to pretend to work, whilst making them laugh. It’s also a great chance to catch up and share ideas.…

January 20, 2015 / / Blog

I need some photos…. fast! You need some photos, something which is going to make you look great for a press release, or your web developer needs something to fill that website.. Where do you start? Be honest – do you get a few photographer’s “day rates” and plump for the lowest? Or do you just ask a few friends and go with what they say? Well the second one of those is actually a good step – but just because they did a good job for your friend, will get the…

October 6, 2014 / / Business

The Inaugural BiY Awards 2 years ago, Louise Turner had an idea – to recognise small and micro businesses working in Yorkshire, on Friday 3rd October it became a reality. You can read all about it on her blog     Solopreneur Award   Rather delighted to announce that McFade won one of the awards – the Solopreneur award, and here’s the magic moment. Cheers to Paul Dodd for grabbing the camera off me and taking this photo!   Lots and Lots of Photos Here are a few shots of the proceedings…

July 17, 2014 / / People

Classic Vintage Model Photography Laura’s got that vintage look – the Monroe-esque hair leaves you in no doubt! She’s actually considering working as a Marilyn Monroe Lookalike in future. On this model portfolio shoot we went somewhere timeless, Saltaire. The park offered lots of props and backdrops for us to create that classic look. I also tried to create a slightly more dramatic lighting – the Hollywood look suits vintage model photography. Techy Stuff… The lighting was provided by 3 speedlites Light modifiers were – 1 gridded beauty dish – 42cm diameter,…

July 17, 2014 / / Blog

The Presentation Designer Illiya Vjestica is a great designer – a strong typographic presence, uses powerful images which leave the “message” in no doubt and also happens to be great bloke too. His business takes these skills to the art of “presentation” – he creates slides for people to transform how they present in pitches, talks and seminars. In a nutshell – he creates Powerpoint images which make people go “wow”, rather than fall asleep. A fantastic niche. http://thepresentationdesigner.co.uk/   The Shoot Being a fellow creative, the brief was wider than the usual…

April 22, 2014 / / Commercial

Coast Trinity Leeds Glamour Magazine and Prom Events Trinity Leeds most recent events, Glamour Magazine and Prom Night, have seen fashion shop Coast bustling with customers, champagne, chocolates and we’ve been down capturing events on camera. Thanks for the invite go to Chloe Chong, in Yellow on this next shot, who remembered us after doing some modelling a few years ago. Great to catch up and meet the team. Photo Booth and Action Photos We set up a few lights to capture anyone who wanted to a photo of the dresses…