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 subscription products such Lightroom CC et al. Read the whole post here                             Read more

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 skills you must have to be able to instantly work with your camera. I’m sure that you come across a situation where you’re fiddling with camera controls and consequently missing picture taking opportunities. Read the whole post   Read more

Wide-angle Workshop – 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. Read the whole post                  Read more

Please Follow Me On 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, thanks in anticipation.            Read more

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 you get into the nuts and bolts of how photographic seeing is achieved. Read the whole post here              Read more

Learning To See The Light

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? Read the whole post                Read more

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 Stourhead in Wiltshire. See more info https://www.andybeelfrps.co.uk/workshops   As with all my workshops the size of the group is limited to four participants. We sat in the cafe and had a coffee,Read more

Wide-angle Lens Workshop

A very brief report A good time was had by all at the first “How to get the most from a wide-angle lens” workshop at Blaenavon. Maybe you have a wide-angle lens and are not sure how to use it effectively. Here is a wide-angle lens workshop where you can pick up hot hints, do some practice and get vital feedback on how well you are doing. Read the whole post (c) Andy Beel FRPS 2017Read more

How to scan glass plate negatives with ease

How to scan glass plate negatives with ease The subject of this post is in response to a query by a client Lynn Buckley about my last post on retouching old photos. As a postscript Lynn went on to scan the negatives she had and the pictures were used in a book about her family in Ireland. Lynn’s query was about the scanning of glass plate negatives. The scanning of negatives that are going to be enlarged is different toRead more

Harness The Power Of Picture Templates

Harness the power of picture templates We all carry around in our heads a set of photo templates (pre-visualisations) that are the subjects and compositions we use to take pictures. These templates form the backbone of our photography. It is important to recognise that they exist and how they potentially limit your creative expression. “You only take the pictures styles you have already taken”   For much more information about how to harness the power of picture templates and findingRead more

Selecting pictures for your blog or website – 6 easy ways

A Newspaper Picture Editors Role Imagine you are a newspaper picture editor, your job is to make a selection from all the pictures that are uploaded from photographers on the ground. They will have made an initial selection from all the shots they have taken of the story and captioned the files. Your role is to decide which picture will best conveys the newspapers point of view about a scene to the reader. Read more (c) Andy Beel FRPS 2017Read more

10 ways to get the best from your Smart Phone Camera

Photography is a combination of the technical and artistic both are needed to make a successful picture As we all know there has been a revolution in digital photography. Every new generation of mobile phones makes it easier to take pictures in more difficult circumstances. Photography is a combination of the technical and artistic, your phone cannot help you with the artistic part of photography. Your phone does not know you or love you, it is not a mind reader.Read more

What’s In My Camera Bag?

From the feature shot above I am very glad this is not a picture of my camera bag. To carry around all this gear for a day would put me in hospital with an aching back and shoulders. Who ever you are and of what age, you must be comfortable with the weight of your bag. Read the whole postRead more

What’s In My Camera Bag?

What’s in my camera bag? From the feature shot above I am very glad this is not a picture of my camera bag. To carry around all this gear for a day would put me in hospital with an aching back and shoulders. Who ever you are and of what age, you must be comfortable with the weight of your bag. Read the whole post (c) Andy Beel FRPS 2017Read more

A Face On The Wall

Weston super Mare May 2017 Infrared capture and Lith post-processing. Join us on the How to take better Infrared Photography workshop in July My Blog has moved to my websiteRead more

Andy Beel’s Photo Blog Has Moved

  An iconic Banksey – Park St, Bristol    The Andy Beel FRPS Black and White Photography Blog has moved  If you like the style and content of my black and white photography blog and want to see all the interesting and helpful new posts you need to subscribe to it in its new location on my website. When you subscribe you will receive an email saying a new post is available. For those who have subscribed to my oldRead more