My Story

Developed over 30 years of intense effort

A Fotospeed Ambassador Photographer 

Andy Beel FRPS

About Andy Beel FRPS

Andy Beel FRPS is a professional photographer, writer, mentor and workshop leader.

Here is a small sample of what his clients, workshop participants and talk audiences say about Andy’s work as a photographer and teacher:

“…truly stunning.”  (Simon Galloway, Group Picture Editor, Bristol News & Media (Bristol Evening Post))

“….as always you are an inspiration to us all.” (David Bathard FRPS AWPF, Frome-Selwood Photographic Society)

“I don’t attend many workshops, but this is the only one to give notes and superb tuition, I learned an awful lot from you.” (Jay Charnock FRPS)

Extract from a review of the talk and Pixels to Print workshop at Storrington Camera Club May 2017.

Andy Beel FRPS is an acknowledged virtuoso in monochrome photography.

If there is one word which is not appropriate to any of Andy’s work that is “bland”. Andy’s style is to make the extreme darks really dark (but not blocked out) and the extreme lights very light (but not blown out) and whilst all in-between shades of grey are represented they are often in the minority. This makes for very powerful pictures – he leaves the viewer no doubt as to the centre of attention of the picture. Did I like all the images he showed? Well, no, but I did like some of them as much as any photography I’ve ever seen.

Andy’s style of monochrome involves high contrast and counter-change – usually light centre of interest against dark background but occasionally vice-versa. He’s very much of the persuasion that the best weather for photography involves conditions when normal people stay indoors.

Throughout the Pixels to Print Workshop, Andy was clear and thorough in his explanations and very generous with his advice. The accompanying book (The Dark Art – A black and white digital printing manual) is possibly the most practically useful guide I have seen of digital photography from camera to print. Direct, pragmatic advice on the technicalities and let the accompanying photographs speak for the art seems to be the approach and it works very well indeed.

The Reasons Why

Why I do what I do, is to inspire and encourage passionate photographers to reach out and connect with their potential.

What I do, is to enhance how you think, through learning, discovering and growing. I am confident you will follow your head and your heart to fully attain your aspirations.

  • Confirm your photographic vision and intent
  • Make a lasting emotional engagement with the viewers of your photographs
  • Become the photographer you were always meant to be

How I do this, is by offering structured Masterclasses and Workshops

Learn > Grow > Express