Beebower Productions. Hugh and his model hiked in the dark to this lake at Vermejo Park Ranch. They lugged camera bags, tripods and, of course, fly fishing gear. The idea was to capture a sunrise fly fishing shot. The sunrise gave a glow to the fisherman. Hugh was lucky because there were dramatic clouds that lit up with warm colors as the sun hit them. And he purposely chose a yellow line on the rod because it would snap out clearly from the background.
Beebower Productions www.beebower.com It took some fancy maneuvering to get this chuckwagon in place for this photo on the Goemmer Ranch near La Veta, Colorado. Ranch hands hooked the wagon up to a pick up truck and carefully pulled it down a very rough, dirt road. Once the fire was going, the horses were calmed and the fog laid in the background Hugh waited for the early morning light to hit the scene just right.
www.beebower.com You never know what you'll come across while digging in our monsterous photo archives. I unearthed this beauty recently. Dad created this fly fishing scene on the Madison River in Montana. #flyfishing #fishing #ariverrunsthroughit #montana #madisonriver
www.beebower.com Hugh wanted to capture the feel of a back-country elk hunting camp at Vermejo Park Ranch. The shoot took place just after sunset. To light the tent, Hugh placed two strobe heads in the back of the tent, facing up with diffusers to soften the light. He planned to silhouette the models. Outside, Hugh used another strobe to light the Dutch ovens and campfire. As a final touch, an assistant used a fog machine to create a bit of mystery in the background.
Learn how "CSI-ing" photos and mastering your gear can help improve your photography. Check out our new blog post at www.beebower.com/8-steps-better-photos/ . #phototips #photogear #photography #photolessons
Reflections can be a fantastic tool in landscape photography. They help create a sense of symmetry and depth in a photo. The best time to find calm, glass-like water is early in the morning, especially in the mountains. You also want to avoid shooting when direct light hits the water because it will cause glare. With the early light, the colors were super saturated on the mountain and the reflection. #phototips #reflections #landscapephotography #naturephotography #twinlakes…
Beebower Productions. The story behind the picture: Hugh found the perfect spot on Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana in 2002 for this serene photo. The lake wasn’t deep, but it had a thick layer of mud on the bottom. So he sunk an eight foot ladder four feet deep in mud and climbed up to take the photo. An assistant in a boat laid fog out in the background using a fog machine. The duck decoys bobbed peacefully in the water and completed the shot.
www.beebower.com Sometimes photos just fall into your lap. While on a scouting trip in Jasper National Park in British Columbia, Canada, Dad looked across the road from the gas station where he was fueling up and was astonished to see this view. He whipped out a view camera and captured this majestic image. #jaspernationalpark #britishcolumbia #canada #mountains #rivers
www.beebower.com Hugh shot this peaceful scene at Vermejo Park Ranch in New Mexico. He and the model along with a photo assistant hiked in to this location one frigid morning. The pond sits at about 11,500 feet. Everyone was a bit out of breath except the model. He was used to the conditions. But Hugh was lucky. That day the sky was perfect, the trees colorful and the pond flawlessly reflected the scenery. #landscapephotography #westernphotography #naturephotography #cowboys #newmexico
www.beebower.com Every fisherman’s had "The Big One“. It’s the one that almost got away. Dad wanted to capture that on film. So you create it, especially if you're Hugh Beebower. Dad took one photo of the fishermen, the bass and the trees in the background at a lake in Texas and merged it with mountains he shot near the Icefields Parkway in Canada. The result? A fisherman's dreams come true in "The Big One". #fishing #bass #thebigone #texas #canada
www.beebower.com Learn how Dad uses "franken parts" to create create one unique composite photo. There's more to photography than just capturing an image! Check out our latest blog post at www.beebower.com/capture-canvas-top-3-post-production-tools/ . #photoshop #phototips #postprocessing #photography #oldwest #hummingbirdswww
www.beebower.com Friday Photo Tip: Sometimes it's difficult for a viewer to recognize the true size of a photo subject. That's where adding a familiar object can put things into perspective. In this photo the people help show the enormity of Nugget Waterfall at the Mendenhall Glacier near Juneau, Alaska. The next time you're shooting a landscape consider adding that little element that will bring the "wow factor" to your photo. #phototips #photography #waterfalls #alaska…