Andy Beel FRPS

Making your best Black and White Photography even better

Southwest Fuji Users Workshop

12th July 2017 

Come and meet like minded photographers to share and receive Fuji skills and knowledge.
A few places are still available on this date.


How To Take Better Infrared Photos Workshop

5 August 2017 

Fully booked in July
Improve your infrared photos with new insights from a leading photographer.


Get The Best From a Wide-Angle Lens

14 October 2017

Fully booked in July, Aug, Sept.
Join us on the How to get the best from a wide-angle lens workshop in South Wales.


More Opportunities To Learn

Here are all the Learn > Grow > Express Programme Introduction Days, Workshops and Masterclasses in one place to help you plan your Learning-Zone experience.

Discover what clients and workshop participants are saying

“Andy Beel FRPS is an acknowledged virtuoso in monochrome photography. This makes for very powerful pictures – he leaves the viewer no doubt as to the centre of attention of the picture.

If there is one word which is not appropriate to any of Andy’s work that is “bland”.”

Storrington Camera Club

Andy Beel has what he himself described as ‘unconscious competence’ which comes from the synthesis of photographic craft with pure experience. 

He appears to work simply and easily, as all great artists do, but the rest of us have many more hours yet to put in before we achieve anything like his ‘unconscious competence’.

Hilary Britland.

“I really enjoyed Thursday finding the day quite intense and thoughtfully constructed to specifically suit my needs. I really felt as if the session was bespoke rather than something “off the shelf.  

I would definitely use Andy again to coach me on other aspects of the photographic process.”

John Crozier – Bodmin Moor

Make your best even better with Andy Beel


The Dark Art – A Black And White Digital Printing Manual.

How many times have you looked at a stunning print and thought, I wish I could print like that?  Now, you can.

The ABC of CameraWork Manual – How to see photographically. Know what your picture will look like before pressing the shutter. Read the reviews here.

Workshop leader

Andy exclusively provides educational introduction days, workshops and masterclasses in digital black and white photography.

Through the Learn > Grow > Express Programme you will be inspired, informed and gently lead to unconscious competence through tutorials, practice and reviews.

Distinctions advice

Distinctions advice may be the difference between success and failure. Three reasons my approach will make you more successful”.

Firstly, the criteria are fully understood.

Second, the panel is planned to meet the acceptance criteria.

Third, the pictures are combinations of ideas that look beyond the subject matter.

Camera club talks and demonstrations

As an established Lecturer on the photographic Club and Society circuit, Andy enjoys a reputation for producing thought-provoking black and white pictures printed in a dark and gritty style.

This entertaining and knowledgeable Fotospeed Photographer is enthusiastic to pass on his detailed knowledge of producing exhibition quality digital black and white prints.

On-line picture reviews

In a Skype critique session, Andy will explore with you, your photographic practice regarding the taking and making of digital  pictures. He will openly share his detailed insights and knowledge of the black and white printmaking process.

You will be inspired and enthused to progress to new heights of competence.

121 Tuition

You too will benefit from Andy’s advanced digital darkroom skills when you book a bespoke 121 session. The enjoyable 121 takes place in your own home with your own equipment. You will learn new techniques and ideas at your  at your own pace.

“I am more than happy to openly share my insights and perspectives on the taking and making of black and white pictures with you”.

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