Richard Bean


Saco, ME


I am an avid photographer with a favorite style and vision on landscapes. Although you shall notice, I have delved into capturing a variety of subjects.

I firmly believe that learning is one of my greatest assets. I am always hoping that I can apply the knowledge in my love of capturing a moment; the heart of photography is what the snap is of. Why that image? Why that light? Why that angle? Why that time of day? Why that film or medium format? Why Black and White? Why not color? Why?

Who doesn't love to capture a good snap for memory? Ever since I first used a camera, I have been thrilled by the experience of capturing images. In 2007, I decided to take my amateur knowledge of photography and build on it, with the hopes of becoming more creative. The ever growing world of digital has given me the opportunity. There are pros and cons to everything. Digital provides a simplicity to bring your photos home and be able to immediately view your captures. This allows photographers as myself, who avoided expanding into film, to have the control in processing. I make no attempt to compare the processing of film to the digital medium. Many of the techniques used in processing film are similar to the techniques I use to process my digital captures. Dodging and burning are two of the techniques that I use frequently. It is performed with software rather than chemicals.

If you have had the desire to raise the level of your creativity with your camera, allow yourself to commit to learning. Don't be afraid to listen to feedback on your work. Don't be afraid to change. Be fluid with your captures and compositions; and always be on the lookout for good light. Lastly and most importantly, learn from your gains and gain knowledge from your mistakes.

I have grown immensely since taking photography to a creative level. I look forward to continuing to nurture my creative knowledge in digital photography.

"Dream Big & Dare To Fail"
Colonel Norman D. Vaughan (December 19,1905 ￿ December 23, 2005)

"You don't take a photograph, you make it"
Ansel Adams (Feb 20, 1902 ￿ Apr 22, 1984)

"Have no fear of perfection, you￿ll never reach it"
Salvador Dali

Camera equipment previously used:
Sigma SD-14
Featuring the Foveon Image Sensor
Sigma 12mm-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG Aspherical HSM
Sigma 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DG Macro Auto Focus Wide Angle Telephoto
Sigma 17 - 70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro
Filters: None
All my post processing of RAW is with Adobe Lightroom 2 and Photoshop CS4.
Have just recently upgraded to PS CS6 and LR 5
Camera equipment now used:
Nikon D700
Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO OS
Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG MACRO HSM-II
Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4 D-AF IF
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G AF-S ED
Nikon Series E 50mm f/1.8

Rangefinder Digital Compact Sigma DP2

"You don't take a photograph, you make it" - Ansel Adams
￿ Richard Bean

My Images Do Not Belong To The Public Domain.
All images are copyright ￿ protected. All Rights Reserved.
Copying, altering, displaying or redistribution of any of these images without written permission from the artist is strictly prohibited.


Mainiac In Decline by Richard Bean


My One Eyed Love by Richard Bean


Mainiac In Decline by Richard Bean


Old Mill Boards by Richard Bean


Looks Down Upon the Field by Richard Bean


Apple of My Orchard by Richard Bean


Faithful Old Barn by Richard Bean


Stands With Dignity by Richard Bean


Forsaken by Richard Bean


Years Gone By by Richard Bean


Maine Vacancy by Richard Bean


Night Sitting by Richard Bean


Hidden Gem by Richard Bean


Back In Time by Richard Bean


Winter Downtime by Richard Bean


Rustic Remnant by Richard Bean


Rustic Remnant by Richard Bean


Maine Christmas Card by Richard Bean


Maine Lobsta Trap Nubble Christmas by Richard Bean


Stalling by Richard Bean


Diamond Highway Eagle by Richard Bean


City Bound by Richard Bean


City Bound by Richard Bean


Komatsu Excavator by Richard Bean


Bass Harbor Head Light by Richard Bean


Farm Life at Dawn by Richard Bean


Facing the Red Devil by Richard Bean


Celebrate Your Success and Stand Strong by Richard Bean


Over the Mountains by Richard Bean


One Car At A Time by Richard Bean


At Rest by Richard Bean


A Leaf's Journey by Richard Bean


Mill in the Meadow by Richard Bean


Foggy Morning Mill by Richard Bean


Foggy Morning Mill by Richard Bean


Bird House of Portland Head Light by Richard Bean


Bird House of Portland Head Light by Richard Bean


Spring Cove Evening by Richard Bean


Summer Berthing by Richard Bean


Night Piling BW by Richard Bean


Port Rainbow by Richard Bean


Evening Voyages by Richard Bean


Night Piling by Richard Bean


Past Your Jutting Head by Richard Bean


West O'er-Brims with Warmest Dyes by Richard Bean


In Colors Yet Untold by Richard Bean


Sand Along the Shoreline by Richard Bean


Sailing by Remnants by Richard Bean