How did you get started into photography?
I was already traveling all the time for work and leisure. Before I bought my first camera I was only using my phone. After several friends complimented my photos I had the idea that I'd love to help people travel more. The way I found that possible was to create photos so people would be inspired. Once I bought my first camera and started shooting I fell in love with the process.
What gear do you use?
Depending on the type of project I'm being hired for I use a combination of the gear listed below. If you click the equipment listed it will take you to an *affiliate link where you can get more information about purchasing the product.
Body: Sony A7iii.
Lenses: Sony 70-200mm f/4. 20mm f/1.8. 16-35 f/2.8. 50mm f/1.8.
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 2 for aerial photography. All videos shot in 4k. Polar Pro cinema ND filters for cinematic look and bright days.
Smartphone: Samsung S21 Ultra. SMOVE Mobile gimbal for stabilty shots, timelapse and panoramics.
Action cam: GoPro Hero 8 Black. Deep water housing with filters for blue & green water content. PolarPro ND filters for cinematic videos.
Accessories: Phottix Aion Wireless Timer and Shutter Release. Breakthrough Photography CPL's for wide and tele lenses. Peak Design capture camera clip, Lowepro Whistler BP 350 camera bag for day hikes and sometimes an overnight,
Laptop: Dell XPS 15, Lightroom and Adobe Premiere for color corrections.
Tent: MSR Access 2
Backpacking Stove: MSR Windburner and skillet
Hammock: Hummingbird Hammock and ENO SuperSub.
Sleeping Bag: Marmot Never Summer 0 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 (Skype, Hangouts, LiveChat, 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! They're available in the Shop section or you can simply click 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?
While we are all doing our efforts to prevent the spread of Coronavirus I will be at home working on product ad campaigns and and studio shots. I have some work coming up with a large news broadcast station however that's postponed.
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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