A Digital Black and White Photography SpecialistAndy Beel FRPS
How To Get The Best From A Wide-angle Lens
14 October 2017
Discover and use new ways to get picture impact with a wide-angle lens
1-Day Introduction to Photographic Composition
19 October 2017
Try these 5 vital ways to effectively compose a picture in-camera
Snowdonia Monochrome Masterclass
23 – 27 October 2017
Use the unique medium of black and white to fully express your creativity
“Pictures are taken, photographs are made”
Above – After with post-processing and cropping in Lightroom CC
Left – Before, exactly as taken
Right – A poor grey and grey conversion to mono lacking contrast and vitality
Put the heart and soul into your black and white pictures with The LGE Programme
The Learning Zone
The Learn > Grow > Express Programme (LGE)
Choose from our professional black and white photography masterclasses and workshops to help turn the most ordinary and uninspiring of subjects into photographic gold.
Andy Beel FRPS has over 30 years of Black and White Photography skills, tips and secrets to share with you.
LGE Intro Workshops
LGE Introduction Workshops allow you to discover the essential artistic and technical skills of an expressive photographer.
Embed the art and craft of photography within your photographic practice with the LGE Workshops
Learn > Grow > Express Core Content
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 – Sussex
“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, Backwell
“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.
Andy exclusively provides educational introduction days, workshops and masterclasses in digital black and white photography.
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.
Online 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.
“Your mastery of the range of monochrome images, from the harsh and gritty texture of a dramatic landscape to the subtle tones of a sympathetic portrait, was inspirational.
You certainly proved that excellence developed in image capture on film, with processing and printing using traditional darkroom techniques could be applied to digital capture, post-processing and printing with equally excellent results.”
Jeff – Bracknell Camera Club
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”.
Andy Beel FRPS
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Wide-angle Workshop at St Fagans The location for last week's wide-angle workshop had to be quickly amended as The Big Pit Museum was closed for the day we planned to go. The chosen new location was the St Fagans Museum just the west of Cardiff. The feature shot above...
On Being a Photographer - a practical guide Dear Andy, "I forgot to add the other day that the David Hurn book (On being a photographer - a practical guide) is a real discovery for me - quite the best and the most quietly inspiring book I have read on photography so...
My New Instagram Page To make life easier for you to see my pictures I have started an Instagram page. The page address is https://www.instagram.com/andybeelfrps/ The page is populated with pictures so it will be worth taking a look. Please follow me on Instagram,...