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.


Seated at Day's Edge by Richard Bean


Lines the Seam of Beach by Richard Bean


Dodge In The Wood by Richard Bean


True Patriotism by Richard Bean


Despite the Weather Hard Working by Richard Bean


Port Swelters Under the Evening Summer Sun by Richard Bean


Nova Star by Richard Bean


FOG by Richard Bean



Perhaps To Romance Again by Richard Bean


Shared Berthing Pot Luck by Richard Bean


Within Range of View by Richard Bean


Living on a Maine Island by Richard Bean


Coastal Commuting by Richard Bean


Return to the Waterfront by Richard Bean


Few Can Sit As Silently and Patiently by Richard Bean


On the Waterfront Life Is Good by Richard Bean


Days Magical Ending on the Bay by Richard Bean


Days Magical Ending by Richard Bean


Flavorable Morsels by Richard Bean


All Roads Lead To Where We Go by Richard Bean


On the Waterfront by Richard Bean


On the Waterfront by Richard Bean


On the Waterfront by Richard Bean


Swing the Edge of Memories by Richard Bean


Timeless by Richard Bean


Living Country by Richard Bean


Safe Harbor by Richard Bean


Coastal Delight by Richard Bean


Calm Of The Evening by Richard Bean


Safe Harbor by Richard Bean


Going Coastal by Richard Bean


From the Shore I Saw by Richard Bean


Tonic For Spirit by Richard Bean


All Roads Lead To Where We Go by Richard Bean


All Roads Lead To Where We Go by Richard Bean


Faithful Old Barn by Richard Bean


All Roads Lead To Where We Go by Richard Bean


Giving Life to Spring by Richard Bean


No Stop by Richard Bean


Spring Crimson by Richard Bean


Enter the Tunnel by Richard Bean


Heart in a Cove by Richard Bean


Nubble by Richard Bean


Mystery of Their Growth by Richard Bean


The Worlds Your Oyster by Richard Bean


Far Out Among the Ledges by Richard Bean


Approaching the Fall by Richard Bean


Off Season by Richard Bean