4 days which will change the way you take photos, forever!

Austria Trip 2017 Now on Sale

October 19-23rd or October 23-27th
Ade Wilson
Ade Wilson

Commercial Photographer and Trainer

Owner of McFade Photography and Photography Courses, Leeds Food Photographer, Leeds Car Photographer and Leeds Property Photographer

Ade took up photography back in 2003, when the first affordable DSLR cameras hit the market. As a keen amateur, he started out as a passionate landscape photographer – travelling thousands of miles a year to find new locations to capture. Unsurprisingly, he has an amazing knowledge of Yorkshire, Northumberland and The Lake District.

As new techniques developed through the “noughties”, he was always an early adopter – starting HDR in 2007 and soon after, the first speedlite-triggers came out, so learned “how to use off camera flash”. 

Ade’s written for several photo magazines (Advanced Photographer, Olympus Camera Magazine) and has run many exhibitions through the north (Abbot Hall Kendal, Round Foundry Leeds), runs a successful commercial photography company specialising in food, property, cars and people for business (no – he doesn’t do weddings any more!). 

Ade started running workshops in 2011 to share his love and experience of photography. All the workshops are designed to be relaxed yet very informative, creative and paced to keep things “moving” – rather than stop in 1 location for hours, we keep moving so you get a fantastic knowledge of locations as well as new camera skills. 

His teaching style is to teach by example, demonstration and spend time with you individually – we were all new once and Ade takes times to explain the more difficult concepts in simple language, using analogies you can relate to – ask him about “exposure and beer”! 

McFade is a joy to work with – a business that really embraces creative learning. Adrian Wilson has a genuine passion for his art and helping his customers. Brilliant courses!

Danny Pearson
UK Head of Customer & Client Finance

An extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic photographer who thoroughly enjoys sharing his passion in teaching and motivating others.

Judith Macbeth LRPS
Club Secretary at Normanton Camera Club

McFade Photography Courses

Discover Great Locations

Spend a day touring around fanstastic city and landscape locations, with expert photography tuition tailored to your needs

High Dynamic Range (HDR)

HDR is the solution to so many photography problems, perfect for architecture, cars and impossible landscapes. We show you the WHY, WHEN and HOW of both taking and processing HDR images.

Photo Processing Workshops

Take your photos to the next level with Lightroom, Photoshop and Photomatix – everything from the beginner learning about RAW files, to advanced masking techniques – and more


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Flash Photography

Imagine creating your own Hollywood or Rembrandt portraits. Its all about the lighting – join our 3-part flash masterclass to find out how it’s done

Mid-Week Evening Workshops

3 hour “short workshops” which are fun, informal and build formidable photography skills over a summer or winter series. Make Wednesdays the highlight of your week.

Austria Landscape Breaks

Enjoy 4 nights in the stunning alps of Austria – we’re based in Tirol at the Wilder Kaiser mountains. A local guide and photography expert are at your disposal for the whole trip.

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