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.


Beach Sunrise by Richard Bean


Lobster Trap Maze by Richard Bean


Wintery Coastline by Richard Bean


Approach by Richard Bean


Festive Blend by Richard Bean


Five Islands Delight by Richard Bean


Morning Cat-o'-nine-tails by Richard Bean


Evening Entrance by Richard Bean


Roadside Delicacy by Richard Bean


Colorful Doorway by Richard Bean


Harbor Master by Richard Bean


Cribstone Bridge by Richard Bean


Freeport Delight by Richard Bean


Plowing Through the Past by Richard Bean


Spring Barn by Richard Bean


Manufactory by Richard Bean


Winter Is Our Guest Christmas Card by Richard Bean


Winter Is Our Guest by Richard Bean


The Blessing of Solitude Christmas Card by Richard Bean


White Foggy Farm by Richard Bean


The Blessing of Solitude by Richard Bean


Winter Burden by Richard Bean


Last Outpost of Trust by Richard Bean


Tantalizing Breeze by Richard Bean


Nobska Point Lighthouse by Richard Bean


They Also Faced the Sea by Richard Bean


Lure of the Fish Christmas Card by Richard Bean


West Chop Lighthouse by Richard Bean


Star of the Beach by Richard Bean


Long Past Due by Richard Bean


Highland Light by Richard Bean


FV Antonio Jorge by Richard Bean


Knowledge Gives Grace to Everything by Richard Bean


On The Stairs by Richard Bean


TIRAMISU by Richard Bean


Old Glory by Richard Bean


Splendid Reservoir by Richard Bean


Autumn Travels by Richard Bean


Country Autumn by Richard Bean


Country Autumn by Richard Bean


Harvest Hill Farms by Richard Bean


Classic Autumn by Richard Bean


Stands With Dignity by Richard Bean


Autumn Grazing by Richard Bean


Autumn Traveling by Richard Bean


Changing Of The Season by Richard Bean


Country Autumn by Richard Bean


Autumn On The Farm by Richard Bean