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.


Clair de Lune by Richard Bean


Clair de Lune by Richard Bean


Maine Lobster Trap Buoy by Richard Bean


Once Powered by Richard Bean


McCORMICK FARMALL CUB 1952 by Richard Bean


Pondering the Moment by Richard Bean


Maine Mill Reflections by Richard Bean


Horse Stare by Richard Bean


Maine Countryside by Richard Bean


Light Keepers Door by Richard Bean


Light Keepers Rest by Richard Bean


Roadside Dining Maine by Richard Bean


JoLi by Richard Bean


Doubling Point Light by Richard Bean


Fog Bell Tower Doorway by Richard Bean


Doubling Point Light by Richard Bean


Doubling Point Light by Richard Bean


In the Midst of a Fog by Richard Bean


Guidance by Richard Bean


Guarding the Life it Contains by Richard Bean


Hard Work by Richard Bean


Petit Manan Lighthouse by Richard Bean


Tribal Mussels by Richard Bean


Night Perch by Richard Bean


Sky Perch by Richard Bean


Lubec Maine by Richard Bean


Past the Tracks by Richard Bean


City Steets by Richard Bean


Rural Living by Richard Bean


Crystal Spring Farm by Richard Bean


Spring Barn by Richard Bean


Windows to the Past by Richard Bean


Bailey Island Maine by Richard Bean


Bailey Island Lobster by Richard Bean


Merrucoonegan Farm by Richard Bean


Merrucoonegan Farm by Richard Bean


Grist Mill by Richard Bean


Flows No More by Richard Bean


South Beach by Richard Bean


Wild Irish Rose 912843 by Richard Bean


Proud Chevrolet by Richard Bean


Proud Chevrolet by Richard Bean


Portland Company by Richard Bean


Secure Ride by Richard Bean


Vacant Windows by Richard Bean


Protected Property by Richard Bean


On the Farm by Richard Bean


All That Remains by Richard Bean