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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.

Visit the workshop website page for more details.
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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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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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