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Learn How To Get Fast Depth of Field Results

Learn How To Get Fast Depth of Field Results On the Mastering Depth of Field in a day workshop I will be showing you how to get fast depth of field results. The planned Mastering Depth of Field Workshop has been given a new date. I believe my clients and I made a good...

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Stunning Street Photography With These 5 Ways

Here are some ways for you to do stunning street photography in a shorter space of time. Walking around with a camera in the street and taking the odd snap is the slow way to get results. This method could be called the how not get great results guide. Picture (c) by...

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See Like A Professional Try These Cool Tips-Part 1

See Like A Professional This is the first of two posts in the see like a professional series. There are many articles about photographic seeing available on the web and in print. The idea behind this article is to set out some of the wider fundamental thinking before...

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Learning To See The Light With These Hot Hints

An intuitive response It seems that there are some photographers who intuitively look and see the light within a picture. There are others who look and do not see the light. So, how if you are in the second group, can you teach yourself to see and recognise the light?...

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5 Easy Steps To Increase Impact With Your Tele Lens

5 Easy Steps to Increase Impact With Your Tele Lens The strength of a tele lens is it allows to fill the frame and remove visual distractions at the taking stage. Thus, increasing the overall impact of the shot. Always have in mind the saying “Use it or lose it”....

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Feedback from the Fuji Camera Users Workshop

A review of the Southwest Fuji Cameras Users Workshop A quick review of the Southwest Fuji Cameras Users Workshop held on Wednesday 12th July at National Trust property at Dyrham Park just north of Bristol and Bath.  "Just a note to thank you for a most enjoyable...

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FujiFilm XT-2 Firmware Upgrade History

Video with thanks to the FujiFilm The FujiFilm XT-2 Firmware Upgrade History XT-2 Firmware upgrade history update Ver.1.10 from Ver.1.00 incorporates the following issues: Tether shooting is available by USB connection. One of the application software below is...

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Ignore the picture background at your peril

Controlling backgrounds - Malaga harbour 2016 The reasons why - controlling picture backgrounds A picture has the potential to either sing or sag with the assistance of the background. For me, the background is a real make or break issue for a cohesive and integrated...

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Wide-angle Lens Workshop at the Big Pit Museum

A very brief report A good time was had by all at the first "How to get the most from a wide-angle lens" workshop at Blaenavon. Maybe you have a wide-angle lens and are not sure how to use it effectively. Here is a wide-angle lens workshop where you can pick up hot...

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How To Scan Glass Plate Negatives With Ease

How to scan glass plate negatives with ease The subject of this post is in response to a query by a client Lynn Buckley about my last post on retouching old photos. As a postscript Lynn went on to scan the negatives she had and the pictures were used in a...

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Harness The Power Of Picture Templates

Harness the power of picture templates We all carry around in our heads a set of photo templates (pre-visualisations) that are the subjects and compositions we use to take pictures. These templates form the backbone of our photography. It is important to recognise...

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Selecting pictures for your blog or website – 6 easy ways

Selecting pictures for your blog or website – Try these 6 easy ways   A Newspaper Picture Editors Role Imagine you are a newspaper picture editor, your job is to make a selection from all the pictures that are uploaded from photographers on the ground. They will...

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10 ways to get the best from your Smart Phone Camera

Photography is a combination of the technical and artistic both are needed to make a successful picture As we all know there has been a revolution in digital photography. Every new generation of mobile phones makes it easier to take pictures in more difficult...

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What’s In My Camera Bag?

What's in my camera bag? From the feature shot above I am very glad this is not a picture of my camera bag. To carry around all this gear for a day would put me in hospital with an aching back and shoulders. Who ever you are and of what age, you must be comfortable...

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Free Online Artistic Awareness Survey

Help is at hand - The Artistic Awareness Survey I have prepared a free online Artistic Awareness Survey to help you to discover and fix photography skills gaps. The survey starts out by asking you how good you are at basic camera skills. Then it progresses to pose...

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Read How David Made a Difference To His Photography

Understanding what is the difference that makes the difference David had retired early, his children had flown the nest, with time on his hands he regained his interest in photography that had started in school forty years before. He had a problem with his camera, it...

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New Ethiopia Galleries

The feature picture above was taken in Ethiopia about ten years ago. It has been included in a gallery along with other pictures from that time not published before. Visit the Gallery Quotable Quotes  "There is no passion to be found in playing small, in settling for...

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Andy Beel Adds New Website Updates

New Website Updates The new planned websites updates have finally come to fruition today. This has been a long process and will hopefully make the site easier to navigate and give viewer a better browsing experience. New: - Homepage - Portfolio - What's on - One day...

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A World First – A Multi-Aperture Pinhole Lens-update

This new crowd funded multi-aperture pinhole lens is a world first. They have reached their goal. Which means they have an updated delivery timeline for the backers who pledged for MILC and Pentax K mounts. The latest two-tier delivery timeline is as follows:...

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How Cassie Learned To Create Award Winning Digital Pictures

Cassie - a case study Cassie is a young professional living in Weybridge, Surrey. Her work takes her to the far east as a Civil Engineer. For the short periods of time when she is at home she lives with her parents. At school she had access to the school darkroom...

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A World First – A Multi-Aperture Pinhole Lens

This new crowd funded multi-aperture pinhole lens is a world first. The project to develop this lens is fully funded after just 4 days from the launch. The lens will offer a range of apertures that will give control to the sharpness of a picture. I have made a pledge...

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The Dark Art – available while stocks last

The Dark Art - A  black and white digital printing manual  The Dark Art  I have just received a new batch of copies of The Dark Art - a black and white digital printing manual, from the printers. How many times have you looked at a stunning black and white digital...

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Hurrah – Blog Now With Pictures

Trees Lyn Dinas Snowdonia  Apologies for the minor technical hitch over the bank holiday weekend. If you visited the website you were greeted by a site without any pictures, this has now been fixed. Normal service will be resumed later today with a post about The Dark...

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5 Fast Ways To Stunning Street Photography

(c) Picture by Dave Mason   Walking around with a camera in the street and taking the odd snap is the slow way to get results. This method could be called the how not get great results guide. Here are some ways for you to get much better results in a shorter...

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How to get the appearance of depth in a picture

Blenheim Palace May 2017 On a very hot and sunny day against my better judgement I decided to go to Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. The Palace is about ten miles north of Oxford and is accessed through an imposing gateway in the village of Woodstock. As a world...

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What Accessory Makes Your Photo Life Easier?

Mind the edge - South Devon 2016   The latest photo accessory making my life easier is the Peak Design Sliding Camera Strap and the Capture Clip. With this system, I can have one body on the sliding strap and another body on the Capture Clip. The Capture Clip is...

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Wide-Angle Photography Workshop Fully Booked

A quick update – The “how to get the best from a wide-angle lens workshop on the 5th July 2017 is FULLY BOOKED. Due to the outstanding demand for this popular workshop a second one will be run on the Wednesday 6th September 2017 again at the Big Pit Museum in South Wales.

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How Photographers Find Inspiration Videos

Just a reminder I now have a You Tube channel called Andy Beel FRPS

Here is a link to the Playlist on how photographers find inspiration with new video by Alfred Stieglitz, Vivian Maier and Joe Buissink.
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10 Reasons Why You Need An Amazing Photo Blog

A photo blog is an easy way to get on-line presence for free. A blog or website is a major outlet for your production as a photographer. There are many providers of blogging websites out there to choose from I have always used the Wordpress platform for my blog and website. One of the great advantages of a template based photo blog is you do not need to know any HTML coding or short codes. So with a small amount of computer knowledge a blog is easy to set up and maintain.
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5 Ways to Improve Your Infrared Photography

Infrared Orchard - Barrington Court, Somerset May 2017   5 Ways to Improve your Infrared Photography  IR photography is fantastic for getting a look that is unlike any other within the photographic medium. In this post we will be looking at five ways for you to...

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Welcome to the Andy Beel FRPS May Newsletter

Welcome to the Andy Beel FRPS May Newsletter   I hope you find something to tempt you to join in with the New One-Day Workshops coming up in July   How To Get The Best From A Wide-Angle Lens - A Photography Workshop Wednesday 5 July 2017     Where...

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Meet Up at Photo London 2017

Photo London billed as "The UK photography event of the year" - The Guardian Photo London was created to give London an international photography event befitting the city’s status as a global cultural capital. Now in its third edition, Photo London has established...

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Hot Hint No 2 – Review Other Photographers Printing Style

Porthmadog Station – 2012  Hot Hint No 2 – Review The Printing Style Of Other Photographers If you want to understand how and why prints work as pictures firstly look at the prints made by great photographers in detail preferably at an exhibition. This review calls...

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Every Picture Tells a Story Talk at Stourbridge PS

Dyrham Park - South Gloucestershire I am giving a talk called "Every picture tells a story" at Stourbridge PS in the west Midlands on the 18th May 2017. The Every picture tells a story talk is a mixture of A2 black and white prints and digital images from my recent...

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Bath Photographic Society Photo Competition Judging

An iconic Banksey - Park St, Bristol    I will be at Bath Photographic Society on the 16th May 2017 to judge a dpi competition. This is a late request to stand-in as a judge for the booked person who unfortunately cannot make it on the night. If your club needs a...

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Me and My Eye Talk At Cheltenham Camera Club

Porth Gain - Pembrokeshire February 2017 - taken on the St Davids Peninsula tour "Me and My Eye" Talk At Cheltenham Camera Club on Thursday 11th May 2017  I will be giving a talk called "Me and my eye" to Cheltenham Camera Club. A2 size black and white prints will be...

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Photo Hot Hint No 3 – Perfection vs Expressive Value

Swaledale – North Yorkshire, November 2016 The feature shot above was taken on the Yorkshire Monochrome Masterclass.   Hot Hint No 3  - Perfection vs expressive value “A technically perfect print with no soul, has no or little expressive value”. Every day of our...

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Photo Hot Hint No 1 – Join In

Misty Cullins – Isle of Skye March 2016 Black and white photography is about contrast or differing brightnesses of illumination. The feature picture above works because of the simplicity of the lighter tone of the snow on the peaks against a darker mountain and sky. I...

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Homage to Bill Brandt

The picture above is homage to a big influence of mine Bill Brandt who was not frightened to use solid blacks in his prints. Click here to see more of Bills wonderful work. Who influences you? Why not share a few names so we all can learn > grow and express...

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