Introduction to Photographic Seeing Workshop


Bristol Harbour – Wed 16 Nov 2022, Wed 05 Apr 2023
Georgian Bath – Wed 17 Aug 2022, Wed 24 May 2023


  • Unravel instantly made viewfinder decisions
  • Excellent for colour and mono photographers
  • Free copy of the ABC of CameraWork Manual worth £25
  • Discover new ways of seeing
  • Great value for money
  • 4 Places
  • Fitness Level 1 of 3
  • On-going email support
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Page Contents

  1. What will I learn?
  2. Introduction To The Photographic Seeing At A Glance
  3. Examples of Photographic Seeing
  4. Photographic Seeing Tutorial
  5. You Will Have The Opportunity To Take Pictures Like These
  6. Participants’ Pictures
  7. Is This Photographic Seeing Workshop For Me?
1- What will I learn?

If you are having difficulty seeing the picture, the workshop will help you decide what the picture is for you. 


The aim of the workshop is:

  • Unravel the process of instantly made viewfinder decisions
  • Discover the secrets of effective photographic seeing
  • Find out how your pictures will look like before pressing the shutter
  • Be in control of the picture taking and making process
2 – Introduction To Photographic Seeing At A Glance

Dates And Times

The Introduction day starts at 10.00 and finishes at 4.00 – 5.00 in each location.

Included In The Cost

  • ABC of CameraWork Manual worth £25 
  • Individual or group picture reviews
  • Guidance to selected photography locations
  • Suggestions for composition, exposure and lenses
  • On-going email support

Excluded From The cost  

Transport to the Workshop, Parking, Entrance Fees, Meals, and Refreshments

What To Bring

  • Camera and camera manual
  • Batteries
  • Memory cards
  • Mobile phone
  • Notebook, pen
  • Wet weather gear – depending on the forecast
  • Walking boots
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Additional Benefits

You may be interested in booking a session of 121 Post-processing Tuition to enable you to get the most from the Introduction to Seeing Photographically Workshop.

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We will meet in a cafe for a coffee and a chat about The ABC of CameraWork and what you would like to get out of the day. Relevant technical issues such as focus and exposure compensation will also be included.  After that we will set out to take pictures in a wide variety of selected locations, taking in lunch along the way. 

Joining Instructions 

Joining Instructions will be emailed to you approximately two weeks before the event. Included will be the exact time and location for us to meet up.

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information please go to our frequently asked questions page

On-going Support

Once you become a client, part of the package is unlimited email support. If you have a question, please email me

3 – Examples of Photographic Seeing 
We will have an opportunity to look at variations of subject matter and composition to express photographic seeing. See the examples below of the same Banksy subject taken over a period of years on photographic seeing workshops in Bristol.
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Click on the pictures to enlarge them

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“Aim for simplicity”

Andy Beel FRPS

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4 – Tutorials 
Photographic Seeing Tutorial 

Andy will gently introduce you to the ABC of CameraWork method of photographic seeing All the key areas of expressive photography are covered with this method

  • A Attraction 
  • B Background 
  • C Composition choices 
  • D Depth of field choices 
  • E Exposure choices 
  • F Focus choices 
  • G Gently press the shutter 
Picture Taking

Here is the real heart of the photographic seeing workshop, how to select subject matter and compose it into a balanced composition. Andy will show you how he deals with a wide variety of subjects. He will also gently introduce you to the wider aspects of the ABC of CameraWork method of photographic seeing.

Show > Do > Review
If you choose to attend an introduction day, part of my role as the leader will be to ensure that you will forever remember the ABC of camerawork mnemonic. At least once or twice a day Andy will remind the group: A is for..? By doing so the whole group gets to remember the thinking process. Knowledge isn’t knowledge until you own it to use at will in any appropriate situation.
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Participant Picture Reviews

During the day your pictures will be reviewed as you take them to ensure that you fully understand how to get the effect you’re trying to achieve. All of us see pictures differently and we can learn from each other by sharing the pictures we have taken.  We all see things in our own way and passing around cameras is a good method to pick up the vision and style of others. It is important to say that this is not a competition and you are in the workshop to learn and update skills.

5 – You Will Have The Opportunity To Take Pictures Like These
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6 – Participants Pictures
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7 – Is The Introduction Workshop For Me?
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Here is a reminder of what we said at the top of the page:

  • Discover the secrets of effective photographic seeing
  • An innovative method of thinking, remembering and organising the photographic seeing moment
  • A brief introduction to the LGE Programme

When you are ready to book, return to the top of the page.

“I found the walk around Bristol docks both interesting and photographically enlightening. You addressed a number of points on differential focus and exposure compensation particularly for me in a simple straightforward manner and I am continuing to study your ABC of Camera Work, which is most helpful.”

John Clarke – Wells

Making your best, even better

Andy Beel FRPS