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Normal Service has been resumed

Normal Service has been resumed Apologies to those of you who tried to view the website over the weekend the technical glitch has been fixed. Being a bear of very little brain it would overtax my brain cell to explain what went wrong and why. Normal service has been...

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Try 10 Easy ABC of CameraWork Photo Selection Tips

Try 10 Easy ABC of CameraWork Photo Selection Tips In a world where we all take far more pictures than we ever did five years ago, we have so many choices to make when it comes to selecting pictures to edit. In his blog post, I will be looking at the criteria for...

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What’s new in the XT-2 Firmware 3.00 update?

XT-2 Firmware Update Version 3.00 - Easy Overexposure Warnings   The new highlight overexposure features in this firmware update caught my eye. For the first time for the XT-2 you can see which pixels have reached 100% brightness before committing to the shot. Also,...

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What Is An Aspiring Photographers Problem?

Q. What Is An Aspiring Photographers Problem? A. Not enough time in The Learning Zone  High-risk performance zones We spend much of our lives in a high-risk performance zone, we are doing what we normally do to make a picture. In order to improve any photographic...

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No More Duplicate Emails

No More Duplicate Emails  No more multiple blog post notification emails  Hopefully, this is the last of my blog posts where some email subscribers receive multiple emails containing the same post. The New Process  The Wordpress and Mailchimp databases will be...

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Shadows are the soul of a black and white print

 Castle Combe Golf Course 2014 Shadows are the soul of a black and white print Photography is not about photography as a subject matter.Black and white photography is not about taking pretty colour out. Black and white photography is principally about directional...

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The Image Circle Exhibition Chichester

The Image Circle Exhibition Chichester 14 - 19 November 2017 10.00 - 16.30 The Oxmarket Centre of Arts Chichester PO19 1YH theimagecircle.com Picture (c) Alan Frost ARPS 2017 Click here to receive my Newsletter and be the first to receive offers, advice and...

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Master Photographers Worry About Appropriate Lighting

Master Photographers Worry About Appropriate Lighting The direction and quality of lighting is everything to a master photographer You may think the light is the light because its all you have when you have your camera to hand. Time of day and year makes a huge...

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How to See Photographically Workshop

How To See Photographically Workshop For those of you who have not booked to come on the How to See Photographically workshop in Andalucia next week the feature picture above is a typical after breakfast shot. These shots are typically taken at about 8.55 am...

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Preparing To Wave Adobe Goodbye3

Sheltering from the rain - Scheveningen, The Netherlands 2013    Preparing To Wave Adobe Goodbye 3 Now that the fury has calmed down about the direction of Lightroom, it is now possible to see the wood for the trees. In my last post on this subject, I gave a warning...

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New Pocket-able Camera

New Pocket-able Camera  Love hate relationship I have always had a love-hate relationship with compact pocket-able cameras. I have tried three or four different cameras over the years and with each one I have grown to loathe them with equal contempt. The compact that...

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How To See Photographically – Extra Free Day

How To See Photographically Workshop - Extra Free Day Extra Free Day  Tomorrow Tuesday 24th Oct I am doing an extra free day included in the cost of the How to See Photograph Workshop in Spain. The Learn Grow Express Workshops are based on the ABC of Camerawork...

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Preparing To Wave Adobe Goodbye2

Preparing to Wave Adobe Goodbye 2    The panic is over for now. The classic version of Lightroom does NOT require you to upload pictures to the cloud. Update  My thanks go out to those of you who responded with comments on the first post in this series. Special thanks...

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Preparing To Wave Adobe Goodbye1

Preparing to Wave Adobe Goodbye 1   Adobe is one of the most profitable companies on the planet turning over a massive 5.8 Billion USD in 2016. The turnover in 2015 was 4.8 Billion. The companies income rose by 21% after the introduction of the Creative Cloud...

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6 Must-Have Photographer Skills 

6 Must-Have Photographer Skills  To be a good photographer requires you to be at one with your camera. There is a seamless connection between awareness and intuition that effortlessly allows you to set your camera to record the picture. This post focuses on the camera...

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Skogafoss Iceland – Staying dry?

Skogafoss - Iceland  After returning to Iceland seven years after my first visit I was most struck by the increase in the number of tourists mainly from south-east Asia. If you are the type of photographer who does not want people in your...

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An Icelandic Trip – The Highlands and South Coast

An Icelandic Trip - The Highlands and South Coast I have just returned from a 12 day trip in the south of Iceland as those of you who follow me on Instagram will know. The trip included the spectacular Icelandic Highlands where a 4x4 vehicle is necessary to cross the...

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Wide-angle Workshop – St Fagans

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...

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On Being a Photographer – a Practical Guide

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...

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Please Follow Me On My New Instagram Page

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,...

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Depth of Field Workshop – Update

Depth of Field Workshop - Update A good time was had by all at the Master Depth of Field (DoF) Workshop held at Didcot Railway Centre yesterday. The weather was good not too: cold, hot, windy, bright or dull! The Workshop focused on the 4 levers that control DoF. Many...

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Fotofest 2017 Open For Bookings Now

Fotospeed are delighted to bring together 4 world-renowned photographers for a day of talks Sunday 10th September 2017 at the EDGE, University of Bath Following on from the success of 2016 Fotospeed are thrilled to host FotoFest 2017 at a new...

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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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Easy Steps For Setting IR Black and White Points in Lightroom

Easy Tips For Setting The IR Black & White Points In Lightroom The IR Workshop  This feature shot was taken yesterday on the first of three How To Take Better IR Photos Workshops. The next workshop with places if you are interested is on the 11 September 2017 at...

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