Off to sunny Spain


“The Alhambra – Granada – November 2014”

I am off to sunny Spain in a few hours to run the “How to see photographically” workshop in the Sierra Nevada south of Granada. The area we will be photographing is the Alpujarras mountains down to the warm Mediterranean coast. I delighted the workshop is fully booked. There is one place left on this workshop next April.

Learning how to see photographically as opposed to looking will concentrate on two parts of my ABC of CameraWork method – Attraction and Composition.

Participants will immerse themselves in photography and culture in the authentic Spain for five days. Together we will have a great time and understand better what it is to be a photographer seeking the highest potential for ourselves and the picture.



This shot was taken from the River Thames late one very cold afternoon in the winter of 2012.

Low temperatures are good for photographing steam and smoke especially when they are back-lit.

What interested me was the reflected light off of the windows of the tower block and the older buildings next to the river.

Simple pictures tend to work best when impact is required.

This shot was very straight forward to post-process just a square crop, an increase in over-all contrast, slight lightening to the tower block windows and removal of a few bright highlights in the black base.

I will be announcing the dates for my Masterclasses, Workshops and Courses for the first half of 2106 shortly – keep a look out.

Don’t forget to visit my website that has new updated galleries here

(c) Andy Beel FRPS 2015



Trees above Motril – Andalusia.

It would be good to find out how many of my old followers are still out there, please leave a comment, it’ll be great to hear from you.


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



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