Category: Workshop

May 9, 2012 / / Blog

Here’s a shot by Dave Goodman, who came on our Brass Workshop in the Lyric. It’s a shot of Chris playing Trombone on the stairs up to the projector room. For me, the main thing here was the shadow and brick textures, so all the emphasis was dragged in that direction, leaving chris himself very shadowy. Original Image Tone and clarity added – used a GRAD effect to alter the texture on the left side of the shot Subtle change of contrast/clarity on LHS brickwork Cooled the dark tones to…

May 9, 2012 / / Blog

As part of the Lightroom 4 exploration, we offered to edit some of our students workshop photos to show what can be done just in light room. So this shot is from a McFade Taster shoot where we had Sam and Chris, the brass section from Sweet Soul Blues Brothers and many other bands. Here are the basic steps in Lightroom – click on the photo to scroll through each step:- Original Shot Tone edits Presence Curves (very little difference here actually) Crop and slight Vignette added Selective changes with…

March 2, 2012 / / Business

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

March 30, 2011 / / Blog

F stops, shutter speeds and ISO can be confusing. I like to think in terms of things I understand when trying to explain difficult concepts, and it happens that beer can be roughly equated to exposure… F-Stops So the F stop relates to how fast a beer flows from the pump:- Guinness takes ages, that’s got a tiny flow – so that’s a small aperture, like F16, F22 or even F35 Hand pulled bitter comes out really fast – that’s like a fast aperture, say F1.4 or F2.8 Lagers and…

February 22, 2011 / / Architecture

hi Folks, Salford Quays, Media City and the Lowry are an amazing place to spend time with the camera, if you’ve never been it’s well worth a trip down. I was there last Friday, meeting with Lee, Eif and Paul from the Welshot team, and we managed to get some great shots to promote the next mcfade/welshot workshop. We’re taking this workshop to a new level, where we not only have a session of photography and coaching from me and the team, but also after lunch the delegates will be…