Focused on Adventure

Award-winning British travel photographer Andy Beales is focused on creating unique photography tours, workshops, and bespoke adventures for photographers and the well-travelled. Andy’s hired by the world's top photographers to connect them to beautiful places and people.

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Best Nikon Camera Settings

18 Tips, Tricks, Tweaks, and Settings I Use on Nikon (Best settings for Nikon)

Take full control of your Nikon. Get the best settings for Nikon dialled in!  Although these tips offer what I think are the recommended settings for Nikon, why not use these tips as a list to find our how to make similar tweaks in your camera’s settings. I’ve […]

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Buddhist monk praying in light rays

Myanmar Monks Temples and God Rays (Burma)

Photographing Myanmar’s Monks Mia and I run photo tours and arrange bespoke trips in China for photographers, and people wanting to connect to beautiful places and people. So what do we do when we take a ‘break’? Yep, you guessed it, up at 4am every […]

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Telegraph Big Picture Winner 2015 a Photo of a Cormorant Fisherman by Andy Beales

Telegraph Big Picture Winner

The Telegraph, a British national newspaper, runs a popular travel photography image of the year competition called The Big Picture.  In January I was thrilled to learn I had won Telegraph Big Picture of the Year. Last summer, my image was selected as a winner some […]

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Rock Climber on a Chinese Karst Mountain

Climbing China’s Breathtaking Karst

Climbing China’s Karst Peaks Climbing in China is simply incredible. In Guilin and Zhangjiajie razor sharp peaks jet out of the landscape like needles, however you don’t need to be a top rock climber to take on some of the climbs in Guilin and Yangshuo. Guilin Climbing has routes […]

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Hong Kong to Shenzhen North Railway Station Guide

Hong Kong to Shenzhen North Station

Hong Kong to Shenzhen North Station by subway is not too difficult if you leave plenty of time and read these tips. Hong Kong has two subway stations that offer border crossings into Shenzhen, China. I’ve crossed into China at the LoWu crossing hundreds of times on business, […]

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Best day to book a flight table

Best day to book flights? Not Friday!

What is the best day to book flights? Knowing the best day to book flights can save you a few hundred dollars, especially on a long-hall flight to China. You can save a lot when you know some insider tips of how airlines price tickets. Friday is now […]

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Guilin Opera Backstage Reflection in the Mirror

Guilin’s Secret Opera

Guilin Opera Guilin opera, two words I had not heard, despite living in Guilin for years. I came across it in my second year when I took a meander with my camera  to a local tea shop, before wondered to my ‘go to place’ for photography, right […]

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Cormorant fishing in Guilin during the blue hour

Guilin Photography in the Blue Hour

Guilin blue hour photography with the cormorant fishermen is awesome. The blue light, mood and lamps reflecting on the Li River at twilight is magical. The blue hour is my favourite time for photography, beating even golden sunsets. It the best time to photograph Guilin’s cormorant fishermen with lamps, and […]

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