Welcome to McFade Photography Courses

Our Current Workshops

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Waterfalls in Swaledale – Sunday 16th July Waterfalls in Swaledale – Sunday 16th July

Waterfalls in Swaledale - Sunday 16th July

Discover Workshop

£100.00

The Ultimate Coastal Workshop – Saturday 12th August The Ultimate Coastal Workshop – Saturday 12th August

The Ultimate Coastal Workshop - Saturday 12th August

Discover Workshop

£100.00

LIGHT PAINTING – Night Photography at Roundhay Park – 1st November 2017 LIGHT PAINTING – Night Photography at Roundhay Park – 1st November 2017

LIGHT PAINTING - Night Photography at Roundhay Park - 1st November 2017

Night Workshop

£30.00

Discover Liverpool – Sat, 14 April 2018 Discover Liverpool – Sat, 14 April 2018

Discover Liverpool - Sat, 14 April 2018

Discover Workshop

£125.00

Take better photos with ANY camera Take better photos with ANY camera

Take better photos with ANY camera

Downloads / Help-sheet Document

£4.99

Summer Nights – York city centre – 6th September Summer Nights – York city centre – 6th September

Summer Nights - York city centre - 6th September

Night Workshop

£25.00

Beginners – Night Photography in Leeds – Wed, 11 October 2017 Beginners – Night Photography in Leeds – Wed, 11 October 2017

Beginners - Night Photography in Leeds - Wed, 11 October 2017

Night Workshop

£30.00

Austria 2017 – First Trip – 19th to 23rd October Austria 2017 – First Trip – 19th to 23rd October

Austria 2017 - First Trip - 19th to 23rd October

Austria

£600.00

Austria 2017 – Second Trip – 23rd to 27th October Austria 2017 – Second Trip – 23rd to 27th October

Austria 2017 - Second Trip - 23rd to 27th October

Austria

£600.00

1-2-1 Flash Training 1-2-1 Flash Training

1-2-1 Flash Training

Flash

£175.00


What you can expect from our

Photography Courses – UK and Europe 

Photography for Beginners

Get to grips with your camera with hands on help. Nothing beats being shown how to do something, be that composing a landscape or getting off AUTO and taking control

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.

All the Editing Stuff

Editing photos makes ALL the difference, and it can be really easy once you’ve learned the basics of LIGHTROOM & PHOTOSHOP. But learning the basics is THE challenge – that’s where we help. Free YouTube videos, group sessions and even 1-2-1 sessions on your system to get your running the RIGHT way before you start

Discover the Dales

Enjoy a Saturday or Sunday in the beautiful Dales – we’ve got locations from Airedale, Ribblesdale to the stunning Swaledale. 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 speedlites – learn how to light everything from an egg to a cocktail, a model to a car. We show you how flashes work and how to control them – then you can use them on absolutely anything you like! 

Meet Ade Wilson – Owner of McFade Photography and Training

  • Run international photography courses for 6 years

  • Published in several UK-wide magazines

  • Taught dozens of photographers who have “gone pro” 

  • Easy going, patient, plain english tuition – simplifies difficult concepts

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”! 

Testimonials

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

I went on one of Ade’s discover Leeds workshops on a horrible grey day. Despite the weather, Ade showed dozens of ideas on what to do when it’s raining – we were all looking for puddles. Great day, learned LOADS. 

Dave Boult
Club Secretary at Normanton Camera Club

Ace workshops, massively recommended. After muchos failure learning to light on my own I went on Ade’s Flash workshop a few years ago. Money well spent. He makes it easy & fun to understand.

Gareth Hoyle
Professional Photographer

Adrian, has a wealth of knowledge and experience which he provides in a fun, engaging way. He focuses you on the key essentials and doesn’t confuse you with all the babble that is out there. Get out of Auto and into Manual and gain tremendous amounts of confidence as you learn.

Alex Taylor
Car Photographer

The beginners course is wonderful. Don’t hesitate – go do it, book it – right now. Seriously, stop reading the rest of this testimonial. Ade is a fantastic teacher and wizard of all things Photography. I walked away full of enthusiasm, confidence and more knowledge in 4 hours than I learnt in the past 4 months. Above all it was FUN!

Deniste Williams
Refired
Austria Photograhy Trip 2017 – Almost Fully Booked

Join us on our annual trip to the stunning Tirol area of Austria .

2017 will be our 6th trip and we’re looking forward to another amazing, memorable experience in the Austrian Alps. 

Contact Email and Phone Number

McFade Photography

training@mcfade.co.uk
0776655 83 75

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