Scott Bean


Midwest Nature and Landscape Photography featuring Kansas and surrounding areas.


Growing up in Kansas I had a lot of opportunities to spend time outside, usually hunting or fishing. I hate to admit it, but at the time I didn't pay much attention to the landscapes around me. I did, however, learn to really love being outside. For me, my first forays into photography were an excuse to be outside and that excuse is still a major driving force for me to be behind the camera. I like being outside, I like being out away from it all. I'd like to be able to say something deeper than that about why I choose to make photographs, but 'I like to' is the most honest thing I can come up with.

A common question for photographers seems to be "what do you hope to achieve with your photography?" Honestly I struggle with that question too. I want my photography to connect me to the landscape around me, I want photography to drive me to go outside and to really be there when I'm outside, not just having my body be outside but my mind still thinking of everything that I need to do or should have done or will have to do tomorrow or the next day. Having a camera with me does make me see the world differently, it makes me more aware of the world around me and it help me to be more fully present.

I also want to capture the experiences I have while being outside so that I can share them with others. I've always been inspired by other photographers who could make me feel like I was there in their photograph or make me feel like I very much wanted to be there. That's something I aspire to achieve with my work. I want people to experience what I experienced when I clicked the shutter, not just visually, but to also try and give you a sense of what it was like to have been there. And of course, I want my photographs to bring joy to people that see them; either in the memory of a place, the excitement of seeing something new, or maybe seeing something in a photograph of a place they have driven by hundreds of times but never really noticed before, or maybe just seeing the sheer beauty that can exist in the world around us.


Pano - Flint Hills Sunset by Scott Bean


Finally, Spring by Scott Bean


The Return by Scott Bean


The Color of Spring by Scott Bean


Presence by Scott Bean


End of the Morning by Scott Bean


A Perfect Evening on the Prairie by Scott Bean


Wide Open Spaces by Scott Bean


Fall Arrives by Scott Bean


Folds of Green by Scott Bean


The Darkening by Scott Bean


A Still Fall Moment by Scott Bean


Clouds on the Water by Scott Bean


Symetrical Beauty by Scott Bean


Fall Starts by Scott Bean


Spring Reflections by Scott Bean


Revealing Light by Scott Bean


Storm is Brewing by Scott Bean


End of the Ice by Scott Bean


No You Can't Have My Fish by Scott Bean


View From the Pond by Scott Bean


Reflected in the Lines by Scott Bean


A Fall Morning by Scott Bean


Winter's Prairie by Scott Bean


Alma Night by Scott Bean


Not Forgotten by Scott Bean


A Sheltered Spot by Scott Bean


The Right Time by Scott Bean


Power and Energy by Scott Bean


Morning Storm by Scott Bean


A View from a Favorite Spot by Scott Bean


Autumn Splendor by Scott Bean


A touch of fog by Scott Bean


Road Through the Woods by Scott Bean


Around the Curve by Scott Bean


A Kansas Country Road by Scott Bean


A Sunday Morning Drive by Scott Bean


Ghost of the Prairie by Scott Bean


A Prairie Pond by Scott Bean


Undaunted by Scott Bean


Rainbow Over the Flint Hills Pano by Scott Bean


Together by Scott Bean


Timeless Perspective by Scott Bean


Prairie Chicken Dispute by Scott Bean


In-flight reflection by Scott Bean


End of the Day in the Flint Hills by Scott Bean


Wildflowers by Scott Bean


Memories Made by Scott Bean