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.


Finally, Spring by Scott Bean


White-tailed Deer by Scott Bean


Hidden by Scott Bean


Look Both Ways by Scott Bean


Moving Across the Prairie by Scott Bean


Alert by Scott Bean


Watchful by Scott Bean


Ready by Scott Bean


Built To Last by Scott Bean


Walking Through Fall by Scott Bean


Fall Sunshine by Scott Bean


Sunrise and Windmill by Scott Bean


Autumn Beauty by Scott Bean


Autumn Waterfall by Scott Bean


A Display of Color by Scott Bean


A Hint of Fall by Scott Bean


Twisted by Scott Bean


Fall at Pillsbury Crossing by Scott Bean


Framed by Scott Bean


Backlit by Scott Bean


Rock Outpost by Scott Bean


The Path to St. Jacob's Well by Scott Bean


Big Basin Panorama by Scott Bean


The Red Hills by Scott Bean


Dots of White by Scott Bean


A Moment of Color by Scott Bean


Red Hills Evening by Scott Bean


Prairie Solitude by Scott Bean


In the Sun by Scott Bean


Fence Post at Sunset by Scott Bean


Nice Morning for a Drive by Scott Bean


Color in Motion by Scott Bean


Color on Color by Scott Bean


Bird on Barbed Wire by Scott Bean


Floating Shadows by Scott Bean


Endless Country Road by Scott Bean


An Owl's Gaze by Scott Bean


Song of the Meadowlark by Scott Bean


Still, for the Moment by Scott Bean


Prairie Expanse by Scott Bean


A Friday Sunset by Scott Bean


Wild Turkey by Scott Bean


Prairie Waves by Scott Bean


Delicate Curve by Scott Bean


Angry Bird by Scott Bean


Announcing Spring by Scott Bean


A Celebrated Tree by Scott Bean


Nighthawk by Scott Bean