McFade Photography Courses

some of our workshops

Kit Guide for Off Camera Flash on a Budget Kit Guide for Off Camera Flash on a Budget

Kit Guide for Off Camera Flash on a Budget

Downloads / Help-sheet Document

£4.99

Wensleydale Landscape and Waterfalls Workshop – Saturday, 24 October 2020 Wensleydale Landscape and Waterfalls Workshop – Saturday, 24 October 2020

Wensleydale Landscape and Waterfalls Workshop - Saturday, 24 October 2020

Saturday Workshops

£99.00

Discover Malham Landscape Photography Workshop – Saturday, 23 January 2021 Discover Malham Landscape Photography Workshop – Saturday, 23 January 2021

Discover Malham Landscape Photography Workshop - Saturday, 23 January 2021

Saturday Workshops

£99.00

Creative Photo & Processing Series – Multiple People Creative Photo & Processing Series – Multiple People

Creative Photo & Processing Series - Multiple People

Uncategorised / Evening Photography Workshop

£45.00

Waterfalls in Swaledale – Saturday, 10 April 2021 Waterfalls in Swaledale – Saturday, 10 April 2021

Waterfalls in Swaledale - Saturday, 10 April 2021

Saturday Workshops

£99.00

Make Your Phone Photos Look Amazing on Social Media Make Your Phone Photos Look Amazing on Social Media

Make Your Phone Photos Look Amazing on Social Media

Downloads / Photo Processing

£19.99

Newcastle Quayside and St. Mary’s Lighthouse – Saturday, 20 February 2021 Newcastle Quayside and St. Mary’s Lighthouse – Saturday, 20 February 2021

Newcastle Quayside and St. Mary's Lighthouse - Saturday, 20 February 2021

Saturday Workshops

£99.00

Kingdale – Thornton Force, Ingleborough & Deepdale Saturday, 5 December Kingdale – Thornton Force, Ingleborough & Deepdale Saturday, 5 December

Kingdale - Thornton Force, Ingleborough & Deepdale Saturday, 5 December

Saturday Workshops

£99.00

Discover Ribblesdale – Limestone, Waterfalls and Ribblehead Viaduct – Saturday, 8th May 2021 Discover Ribblesdale – Limestone, Waterfalls and Ribblehead Viaduct – Saturday, 8th May 2021

Discover Ribblesdale - Limestone, Waterfalls and Ribblehead Viaduct - Saturday, 8th May 2021

Saturday Workshops

£99.00

Discover the Humber Bridge, Brid and Flamborough Head – Saturday, 13 March 2021 Discover the Humber Bridge, Brid and Flamborough Head – Saturday, 13 March 2021

Discover the Humber Bridge, Brid and Flamborough Head - Saturday, 13 March 2021

Saturday Workshops

£99.00

 

Friendly Photography Courses – UK and Austria

Photography for Beginners

Get to grips with your camera with hands on individual tuition. Nothing beats being shown how to do something and have your burning questions answered.

City Tours

Cities can be a bit daunting if you’re on your own, so we create safe group tours of the best UK cities. Street, documentary and architecture photography are amazing fun AND a great challenge.

Editing 

Editing photos makes ALL the difference, and it can be really easy once you’ve learned the basics of LIGHTROOM & PHOTOSHOP. We have free YouTube videos, and can run 1-2-1 sessions over ZOOM. We can edit and help with YOUR images and record the session so you can re-watch it in future – no need to take lots of notes!

Discover the Dales

We’re based in Leeds, so just a quick hop from the dales. We know so many amazingly beautiful places to show you. Enjoy a Saturday with us and your camera. Our emphasis is on photography rather than long walks… 

Night Photography

Night photography is fantastic fun, but may be really scary if you’re alone! So join a group with us to learn how to transform the dark into a fantasy world, from the basics in Leeds to full on experiences in the dales – our most popular workshops.

Using Flash on Anything! 

Make your own light using stone lights – we’ve taught dozens of people the art of lighting using beginners £50 manual flashes and more powerful units too. With these skills, you can light everything from an egg to a cocktail, a model to a car. 

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Meet Ade Wilson

Owner of Photography Courses and McFade Photography

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”! 

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Learn how we created this beautiful photograph of STAITHES on the Yorkshire Coast workshop