Andy Beattie, Halifax, West Yorkshire Member Since May 2011 Artist Statement I'm available for portraits, weddings, social events, portfolios, location, freelance and commissioned photography, and my passport is up to date. I also digitally enhance images and photographs old and new.
I'm born and bred in Halifax, West Yorkshire and have lived here all my life. My hobbies and interests are photography, hunting, 4x4 off roading, camping, music and movies. I love the outdoors, but don't get out as often as I'd like, and I've travelled the length and breadth of Britain.
Who Or What Inspires My Photography? My passion is wildlife and nature, I use my field and woodcraft knowledge gained over 25 years to get the shots I want, I am an outdoor person at heart.
I'm inspired by the landscape photography of Ansel Adams and David Noton, the wildlife photography of Andy Rouse, Chris Packham, Laurie Campbell, and Simon King, the darkroom techniques (image processing) of Larry Bartlett, and the natural light portrait photography of Bert Stephani.
I gained a City and Guilds qualification in photography in '96, and since '02 I have photographed numerous Civil, Traditional and Unconventional weddings all over Britain.
I've a small portable studio, so you can be photographed in the comfort of your own home, with which I am trying to develop my own style in Portraits.
Why am I trying to establish myself as a photographer? The answer is simple... I am trying to make a career from something I am passionate about, which is my photography.
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