Category: Training

April 24, 2012 / / Blog

McFade Training’s Brass Night at the Lyric April’s taster session saw delegates return to the amazing venue that is the Lyric Cinema. This month we ventured away from the main auditorium into the more abandoned looking areas around the projector rooms – the prefect backdrop. Chris Colbran and Sam Houghton were the subjects this time, both professional musicians working in many bands in Yorkshire and beyond, so as well as looking very cool for the photos, they both entertained by playing their trombone and sax. We shot with both bare flash and soft light, to show the…

April 8, 2012 / / Blog

Leeds Training at the Lyric! Here’s a few shots from March’s McFade Training evening in the Lyric Theatre in Armley. The subject was “an introduction to Off Camera Flash” and had people using our speedlite system to capture Rocco, Salman and Eleni in the dramatic setting of an old, disused cinema. Have a go…… The idea of these evenings is less about “tuition” and more about “having a go” – and those wanting to know more can book onto a seminar or full workshop. Anyway – here are a selection…

March 20, 2012 / / Blog

Leeds Model in Leeds Woods We’re always on the look out for new locations for both training and shoots with models, families and business people. So on this rekke shoot Rocco and I took to some woods in Leeds, armed with 2 flashes and a mix of lenses – and got some shots using the surroundings to create atmosphere and background interest. So this shot uses the winter trees, without their leaves, to create a veil over his head This was the last shot from the shoot, it was mainly…

March 2, 2012 / / Business

Photography Workshops Work – Here’s Why   Check out our Workshops Here http://www.photographycourses.eu/leeds-photography-workshops-coming-soon/

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 2, 2012 / / Blog

Should I be Shooting RAW? RAW is a Mystery RAW is a mystery to many, resulting in them using JPG when taking photos. There’s nothing wrong with JPG, but you are throwing much of the baby out with the bathwater each time you hit the shutter. RAW is your Digital Negative RAW is just the base data that your camera captures – think of it like the exposed film in your camera. Full of information, but no processing or printing done on it. RAW is the key to your Digital…

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 10, 2011 / / Blog

  Click here to see the McFade Training Promo   After teaching, coaching and running workshops on Photography for the last few years, we’ve created a new branch of the McFade Photography business called “McFade Training”. Our philosophy is that to become a “creative” photographer, you really need to understand how you camera works, how to get the correct “exposure” for your photos and the basics of “composition” – then from this base you can apply this knowledge to whatever you love photographing. We’ve got an open evening in Leeds on the…