How did you get started into photography?
I took my mom on a special trip that changed everything. I took her to our motherland, Iceland, as a way of saying thank you for raising 4 boys on her own. I came back with some terrible photos and was so disappointed because I wanted to show everyone how beautiful the country is.
I decided to buy a DSLR shortly after I returned home and thought that would be the difference maker. I sure was wrong. Once I bought my first camera and started shooting I fell in love with the process though.
What camera gear do you use?
Depending on the type of project I'm being hired for I use a combination of the gear listed below.
Body: Sony A7iv, A7iii, A6400.
Lenses: Sony 70-200mm f/4. 20mm f/1.8. Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8.
Main Photo/Film: Sony a7iv, Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8.
Water set up: Sony A6400, Sigma 16mm f/1.4. SeaFrogs Saltwater series housing.
Tripod: Peak Design Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod is my go to. I also use a Joby GolrillaPod when I need a creative shot in a challenging location.
Drone: DJI Mavic Air 2s for aerial photography. Polar Pro cinema ND filters.
Smartphone: Samsung S21 Ultra.
Action cams: Insta360 OneRS. GoPro Hero 8 Black. PolarPro ND filters.
Accessories: Phottix Aion Wireless Timer and Shutter Release. Breakthrough Photography CPL's for wide and tele lenses. PolarPro ND filters. Peak Design capture camera clip, Lowepro Whistler BP 350 camera bag for day hikes and sometimes an overnight. DJI RS2.
Laptop: Dell XPS 15, Lightroom and Davinci Resolve for processing.
Tent: MSR Access 2, NEMO Equipment Hornet Elite 2P
Backpacking Stove: MSR Windburner and skillet, MSR Pocket Rocket
Water filter: Katadyn - BeFree
Hammock: Lawson Hammock Blue Ridge, Hummingbird Hammock, ENO SuperSub.
Sleeping Bag: Marmot Never Summer 0 degree. REI Magma 30 degree.
Sleeping Pad: NEMO tensor, Nemo Switchback
Backpacking Pillow: Trekology Ultralight
Hiking Boots: Oboz Bridger. I also wear the Bridger with Thinsulate for snow treks.
Backpack: Gregory Baltoro 75L
Portable Power: Goal Zero Nomad 28 and Sherpa 100AC
What's the favorite photo you've taken and why?
My favorite photo I've ever taken is a of a man from Vietnam. I call him Grandpa Bui and you can see his photo in my cultural portfolio. He was 82 year old when I met him in 2019. I was motorbiking through Vietnam for 3 weeks and landed in a place called Tam Coc. As I was exploring I came across this fascinating looking man walking his bike and wanted to have a talk with
After communicating through smiles and Google Translate I was honored to capture his portrait. What I noticed most was his soulful eyes and joyous smile. I spent more time with him after a few photos which led to a dinner invite with him and his family.
We shared many laughs at dinner which I am sure to cherish the rest of my life. This is one of those experiences you only get through treating others with respect and having a genuine interest in getting to know them.
How do we contact you for projects, campaigns and commercial work?
Head right over to the contact me section or click this link: Work with Beau
What can we expect when working with you?
Integrity, transparency and fulfillment. Words on paper don't necessarily have much weight and I think important we have some sort of face to face communication (Zoom, etc.) prior to working with each other. In such a digital world I believe it's important to maintain some sort of human connection as professionals. The same philosophy is incorporated into my work.
Each project is unique to you and your target audience. Creating a concept that harmonizes with your mission, product/service and audience is what we will first establish. From there I will be able to execute and deliver the final product.
Do you sell prints?
I do! Limited prints are available and you can get some simply by clicking here. If you want more options or a custom project please feel free to email me and we can work something out to meet what you're looking for.
What are your plans for the rest of the year?
Until November, 2022 I will be road tripping each state east of Texas. Currently on a campaign with a major rugged electronics brand. I am still accepting additional projects in case you have an idea that needs to be brought to life.
Do you host any photography workshops?
At the moment I am not. I have had some people request small group shoots and they have been successful. I see it as something to come in the future as the requests grow.
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