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Andy Astbury

Andy has been working as a professional photographer since completing my City & Guilds 744 in 1979, working for local and regional press, then as a studio photographer involved with everything from vehicles to glassware, portraits and weddings.

After getting 'roped in' to a one-off job as camera assist for Match of The Day on a very draughty and cold gantry at Aston Villa football ground back in the mid 80's I went on to complete a couple of courses in Audio and Video recording at the School of Film & Television in Beaconsfield.

I have always had a passion for wildlife and natural history and have developed a thorough understanding of fieldcraft, derived from far too much time spent in the company of gamekeepers, not to mention the odd 'rum character'!

But above all else my passion is technical excellence and creativity in all aspects of photography; be it wildlife and landscape, or in the studio, there is no room for a lack of creativity. And technical expertise is what frees your mind to be creative!

Nothing upsets or annoys him more than seeing a great image that's been tortured by awful processing. So about five years ago he began offering Digital workflow tuition services; and now devotes as much time teaching this to photographers of all levels as he does actually teaching photography or taking his own pictures.

Book your tickets for Andy's talk here.

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