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.


U.S. Customs House by Richard Bean


English Barn by Richard Bean


Turn Down This Way by Richard Bean


Motif #1 by Richard Bean


A Maine Drive by Richard Bean


Ice Cold by Richard Bean


On the Rotary by Richard Bean


Deep Into The Field by Richard Bean


Out by the Fence Line by Richard Bean


Memories Dilapidated by Richard Bean


The Helper's by Richard Bean


Leary Farm by Richard Bean


Rugged Beauty by Richard Bean


To Stand With Boldness by Richard Bean


When I Look Inside by Richard Bean


Winter Games by Richard Bean


Rugged Winter Beauty by Richard Bean


Rural Loyalty by Richard Bean


Wide-Open Winter Field by Richard Bean


View Across by Richard Bean


Another Day Capture by Richard Bean


Windows Lofty High by Richard Bean


Consoling Sea by Richard Bean


Winter Is Our Guest by Richard Bean


Sea Hunt Sunset by Richard Bean


Ocean is Near by Richard Bean


Derailed by Richard Bean


Snowy Owl by Richard Bean


Snowy Owl by Richard Bean


Chill Airs a Wintery Mix by Richard Bean


Patriotic Winter by Richard Bean


Winter Downtime Christmas Card by Richard Bean


Winter Downtime by Richard Bean


Downeast Delights by Richard Bean


Harbor Activity by Richard Bean


Water Line View by Richard Bean


Home Port by Richard Bean


Tide Wanders Out by Richard Bean


Wooden Pillars Linger by Richard Bean


Above the Edge of Tide by Richard Bean


Maine Beach Food Christmas Card by Richard Bean


Maine Beach Food Christmas by Richard Bean


Cape Elizabeth Light Christmas Card by Richard Bean


Dabble Fun by Richard Bean


Dabble by Richard Bean


Downeast Buoys by Richard Bean


Still Standing by Richard Bean


Stair to the Sea by Richard Bean