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May 7, 2013 / / Blog

5 Dales – Perfect Yorkshire Photo Locations I’d been in Northumberland for a few days and had nothing major planned for the last day, so journey back to Leeds became a 10 hour epic, taking in 5 great Yorkshire Photo Locations, rather than 2 hours down the A1(M). I’m obsessed with Yorkshire Dales pass roads, the tiny roads which straddle the moors between each of the dales. So when I spotted one linking Teesdale with Arkengarthdale, I struck a path from the A1 at Durham to Barnard Castle in Teesdale. Weardale……

April 23, 2013 / / Architecture

Get Surreal! Long exposures are common place in landscape photography, where the shots are usually taken in low light at sunrise or sunset. You normally get shots with lots of colour, milky water and foam like seascapes. So I thought I’d try this technique in Leeds – just after mid day on a bright, sunny day… with clouds blowing past. Here are some tips on how to do it… Get an ND Filter It’s sunny, to get a long exposure you need to stop the light flooding in so fast.…

January 24, 2013 / / Landscapes

The cold doesn’t stop us. We wrapped up warm and forged our way to Malham in the Yorkshire Dales and created great images anyway. Our group of 5 intrepid explorers on the McFade Training “Discover Malham” workshop visited the full range of highlights the area has on offer – Scalebar Force, Highland Cattle, Janet’s Foss, Gordale scar, Malham Tarn and Malham Rakes – with opportunities to shoot the colossal Cove from afar. Flexibility and variety is made possible with a people carrier – courtesy of Suki, who drove us around the slights…

December 30, 2012 / / Blog

    Yorkshire photography – Wet, cold, miserable, overcast…. Today was all of the above, so time to head to a stream and make the most of the low light conditions. Luckily the river was abnormally high so lots of white water and unusual flow patterns. Ideal for creating a milky, surreal effect. We’ll be taking a group to this exact spot on the 20th January 2013, there are still places left, so get your booking in – info@mcfade.co.uk or just paypal £75 us at ade_mcfade@yahoo.com, and we’ll show you how…

November 13, 2012 / / Business

Never posed before? Never had your photo taken before? Nervous in front of the camera? These 2 Cramlington girls answered yes to all of these – but that didn’t stop us having a great shoot with some cool results. We’d got a location in mind with a bit of graffiti and in a reasonably quiet area, so all met up there and started to shoot. Alex and Kerry were both completely stuck for what to do, where to look, what expression to make… we’re used to this, unless you’ve got…

November 10, 2012 / / Architecture

  After a week shooting Scotland and Northumberland, a trip into Durham was just a quick detour on the way home. The cathedral and castle are on top of a huge rocky crag, around which curves the river Wear. One of the UK’s most spectacular combinations of nature and man made beauty. The weather wasn’t great – over cast yet not raining. This is good for autumn colours as the rich warm tones really stand out from the duller surroundings. The set here is a quick loop around the river, view from a…

November 6, 2012 / / Slider

BMX Star Luke Gareth Gamble jumping over Ade on a wet day in Yeadon… . We’ll be putting on a workshop to show you how this is done… .look out for it in 2013, when it’s a bit warmer… And now here’s a gallery to enjoy

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…

October 5, 2012 / / Blog

Celebrity Look Alikes in Leeds Had the great pleasure of meeting and photographing:- David Beckham Mr T Austin Powers Simon Cowell Britney Spears Will Smith Or at least I thought I did! These were a great bunch of actors who make a career from looking like the actual celebrity – and it is uncanny when you meet them and they adopt the “celebrity pose”. The day was a pop music video shoot in Leeds which I was documenting – I’d taken the lights with me and set them up in…

September 23, 2012 / / Composition

The most complete night photography workshop series in Leeds today? Does your camera go into hibernation over winter? Join our Night Photography Workshops in Leeds. Embrace the dark to create amazing images! We’ve listened to your feedback from the recent survey. People wanted…. a “collaborative” approach, one where we learn from each other to know more about “processing”. an end-to-end process – from capturing the RAW file to final edit What you’ll learn in our Night Photography Workshops in Leeds We’ve developed a 5-month course which has fun evening shoots AND review evenings For the…