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 much differently than in my pre-camera days…it does make me more aware of the world around me and it does 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.

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Wildflowers by Scott Bean


Memories Made by Scott Bean


Early Spring by Scott Bean


Prairie In Bloom by Scott Bean


Paw Prints Along the River by Scott Bean


Summer Under the Stars by Scott Bean


Up Early with the Sun by Scott Bean


A February Sunset by Scott Bean


Flint Hills Sunset Pano II by Scott Bean


Flint Hills Sunset by Scott Bean


Cedar Ridge Trail by Scott Bean


Fancy Creek Trail by Scott Bean


Winter Flyby by Scott Bean


Looking East at Sunset by Scott Bean


Golden Reflections by Scott Bean


Through the Woods by Scott Bean


Infinity at Sunrise by Scott Bean


Stunning Morning by Scott Bean


Country Road by Scott Bean


Rising Above the Prairie by Scott Bean


View of the Prairie by Scott Bean


A Spring Evening by Scott Bean


Sunflowers at Sunset by Scott Bean


Before the Start by Scott Bean


Enjoying the Water by Scott Bean


Beautiful Flint Hills Evening by Scott Bean


Sunrise at the River Ponds by Scott Bean


Magic Hour in the Flint Hills by Scott Bean


Rainbow Over the Flint Hills by Scott Bean


Field at Sunset by Scott Bean


Wheat at Sunset by Scott Bean


Endless Possibilities by Scott Bean


Light and Shadows on the Prairie by Scott Bean


An Evening Drive in the Country by Scott Bean


Cowley County Cattle by Scott Bean


Country Bouquet by Scott Bean


The Way Across by Scott Bean


Afternoon on the Prairie by Scott Bean


Old Oxford Mill by Scott Bean


Manhattan Hill by Scott Bean


Graceful by Scott Bean


Brilliant Sunset by Scott Bean


After Sunset by Scott Bean


Fiery Sky by Scott Bean


The Evening Crew by Scott Bean


Standing Proud by Scott Bean


Spring time on the Prairie by Scott Bean


By the Light of the Moon by Scott Bean