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.


Small Comfort by Richard Bean


Wooded Refuge by Richard Bean


Wooded Refuge by Richard Bean


Daylight Fades by Richard Bean


Nubble at Christmas by Richard Bean


Winter Light by Richard Bean


Nubble at Christmas by Richard Bean


Small Comfort by Richard Bean


Wintery Coastline by Richard Bean


Stroudwater Delight by Richard Bean


Festive Blend by Richard Bean


Vintage Chevrolet by Richard Bean


Festive Blend by Richard Bean


Winter Crossing by Richard Bean


Winter Crossing by Richard Bean


Walk on the Beach by Richard Bean


Pleasure's of Autumn by Richard Bean


Nature's Storage by Richard Bean


For the Love of Lobster by Richard Bean


Plainly Maine by Richard Bean


Light Upon Activity by Richard Bean


Casco Bay Lobstering by Richard Bean


Autumn Sights by Richard Bean


Flowing Enlightenment by Richard Bean


Amongst Autumn by Richard Bean


Silva's Autumn by Richard Bean


Backwoods Autumn by Richard Bean


Autumn Habitat by Richard Bean


Autumn Downstream by Richard Bean


Posted in Autumn by Richard Bean


Windows View Through Autumn by Richard Bean


Autumn Within by Richard Bean


When You Take a Drive by Richard Bean


Happy With Autumn by Richard Bean


Patriotic Autumn by Richard Bean


Portland Pilot by Richard Bean


Always Look Ahead by Richard Bean


Bicycle For Sale by Richard Bean


By the Tracks by Richard Bean


By the Tracks by Richard Bean


Once to Build by Richard Bean


Moulton Mill by Richard Bean


Posted by Richard Bean


Saw Mill Reflections by Richard Bean


Fall Comes Once Again by Richard Bean


Fishing Maine-Port Bound by Richard Bean


Maine Countryside by Richard Bean


Maine Island Sunset by Richard Bean