Hello all

I have just signed the petition, “European Parliament: Save the Freedom of Photography! #saveFoP @Europarl_EN.”

I think this is too important to leave to the politicians.

Will you sign it too please?

Here’s the link:

Thank you

Andy Beel FRPS

_DSF6031New – Adobe Lightroom Intermediate Course
How to master Lightroom from the ground up

Date & Location
12th May 2015 – The Coach House – 2 Upper York Street Bristol BS2 8QN
Commencing at 10.00

By the end of the session you will be able to master:

  • Library golden rules
  • Backup strategies
  • Importing from a card and shared drive / Folder structure
  • The Lightroom interface and how to control it for your needs
  • Create a metadata preset
  • Keywording
  • Editing
  • Filtering
  • Collections
  • Collection sets and Smart Collections
  • Export to Photoshop / Presets for DPIC competitions
  • Create Develop module Presets
  • Find missing drives / folders / files
  • View Options
  • Library shortcuts
  • Develop module shortcuts


The featured picture above is the Seven Sisters Cottages from the Cuckmere River, January 2015.

(c) Andy Beel FRPS 2015

_MG_6753-2Book the “How to see (photographically) workshop” in Spain on the 22 – 27 April 2015 and get a FREE introductory intermediate level ABC of CameraWork Course in Bristol on the 14th April 2015 worth £79.

See more here now.

I am giving a talk tonight at Rhondda CC in south Wales called “Every picture tells a story”.

I was going to go over early with my camera but as the light is very sunny f16 type weather, I will go later as I do not do sunny f16 if I can help it.

I will try to leave enough time for the traffic around Newport – is there ever enough time for the traffic around Newport ?

(c) Andy Beel FRPS 2015


_DSF2925Learn > grow > flourish in Southern Spain.

o Gain new photographic core strengths and realise your aims – by investing in your own progress as a photographer.

o Discover an excellent blue print for photographic advancement – understand and use The ABC of CameraWork Method of Seeing.

o Pick up the ways of a master at the art form with a powerful Mono Workflow in Photoshop and Lightroom.

o Refine your picture style with the colour magazine look in a controlled Colour Workflow demo in Photoshop and Lightroom.

o Acquire significant feedback on each of the day’s shoots with individual critiques.

The last 2 places are available for immediate booking.

For more info click here now

(c) Andy Beel FRPS 2015


_MG_0476-EditSilver Efex Pro 2
Everything you wanted to know but were too frightened to ask

Date 2nd March 2015

The Coach House – 2 Upper York Street Bristol BS2 8QN

Duration – 1/2 day

Intermediate level Course
Part 1 – What the tools do and how to use them.Part 2 – Suggested Workflows for Lightroom and Photoshop.

Follow the link here for More…

(c) Andy Beel FRPS 2015



The featured picture is “Gullfoss Waterfall – Iceland 2011” post-processed entirely in Lightroom.

Lightroom is a great tool for organising and processing your digital pictures, but if it’s new to you then it can appear a little overwhelming.

My new one day Lightroom 5 beginners course – “how to master Lightroom from the ground up” will be just the ticket for you. Aimed at those who are new to Lightroom or just getting to grips with it, this one day course has been designed as a step by step guide by Photographer Andy Beel FRPS. You will learn how to make the most of the power of lightroom without falling in to the pitfalls.

Andy will demonstrate the golden rules and his personal settings when using this software. Lightroom has become his main photo management and workflow tool since the introduction of Lightroom 3.

This course takes place in Bridgend, South Wales.

One place is available on the February 21st 2015 course, book now to avoid disappointment.

Follow the link here now for more details.

My next Lightroom for beginners course located at the The Coach in Bristol is on 10th December 2015.

I am gratified many of my clients appreciate my relaxed hands-on style 0f assisting photographers to learn, grow and flourish, so much so they become friends and naturally keep coming back for more.

(c) Andy Beel FRPS 2015




_DSF5984See the new Newsletter page on my website.  A new feature of the page is a copy of the Newsletter sent out to those who opt-in on my website or at a show to receive a copy.

Click here to Sign up for a email Newsletter.

Click here to see my January 2015 Newsletter.

The featured picture is a “long shot” of the Seven Sisters taken late on a cold January afternoon a few weeks ago.

(c) Andy Beel FRPS 2015



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