picture by Sue Lace
... a little background
Adrian’s passion is landscape photography, coming from years of walking in the mountains of Snowdonia, but at heart, Adrian is an engineer. The demand for logic and analysis in engineering fostered a soft spot for modern architecture. With flowing lines and un-compromising geometry, architectural subjects prove irresistible to him, especially when shot for black and white.
Adrian started photography seriously in 1995 working through the City & Guilds courses with much of his early work created in the darkroom. In 2000, with the arrival of his daughter, the bathroom darkroom was closed for good. However, being a software engineer by trade, he decided to embrace software completely and sold all his darkroom equipment in exchange for Photoshop and a large format scanner and printer. In 2002 Adrian started teaching C&G photography courses. Within a few years he progressed to hosting intensive Photoshop and Lightroom courses for Light and Land and on a one-to-one basis.
In 2016 Adrian left his "proper job" to take up photography full time. He achieved Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) status and now offers an extensive range of online and face to face training modules in photography, editing and printing. Adrian supplies training for many respected photographers and photo tour companies.
Adrian’s deep knowledge of computers and software combines with an easy teaching style to deliver courses which are ideal for beginners through to advanced photographers.
Adrian has achieved success in national competitions, often winning building and architecture rounds. He has exhibited and sold limited edition prints. In 2016 one of his pictures was selected for the Royal Acedemy Summer Exhibition, selling out the limited edition.
Over the past few years Adrian's images have been getting darker as he explores the dark side of B&W photography.
Adrian is an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE)
Here are some links to Light & Land posts authored by or featuring Adrian:
Adrian reflects on his photographic year
Black & White Photography by Adrian Beasley (Video)
New York Virtual tour - Paul Sanders & Adrian Beasley (Video) 2020
The North Devon Coast in Black & White (Video) 2020
Creative Interpretations with Sam and Adrian (Video) 2020
Creative Interpretations 2 with Sam and Adrian (Video) 2020
Prague in B&W Virtual tour - Adrian and Paul (Video) 2020
Creative Choices - Adrian, Sam and Verity (Video) 2021
Landscape photography with your phone - Adrian & Paul (Video) 2021
Creative Choices 2 - Adrian, Sam and Verity (Video) 2021
Photo Editing - Adrian, Sam & Verity (Video) 2021