Welcome to my corner of the web where I’ll share my experiences, ideas, and observations about nature photography and the variety of topics that surround. You’ll read about destination tips, equipment recommendations, photographic techniques and even some colorful stories about my time out in the field.
CHRIS BEASLEY’S BIOGRAPHY
I thrive on the challenge of capturing the power and peace of Mother Nature and the thrill of wildlife at its wildest.
I am a Nature and Travel Photographer and Veteran raised in a small New England town currently residing in St Petersburg, Florida. Despite my small town upbringing, I’ve had extensive foreign travel opportunities have lived overseas in the Far East, Hawaii, and the Middle East. Most significantly, I spent a year living, traveling and photographing the vibrant and dynamic people and places across Asia from Thailand to Mongolia and from Seoul to Shanghai. Now that I’ve resettled in the Tampa Bay area, I frequently make trips to local beaches where I find an abundance of birds, beachscapes and dramatic cloud filled sunsets. But most of all, I love getting away to the American West or other unique outdoor destinations to take in the fresh air and wild scenes.
Recently, Jennifer King Photography Workshops invited me to join her team of talented instructors and I’ll be helping Jennifer lead her “Wild Florida: Birding and Beaches Photo Workshop” this April in the St Petersburg / Tampa Bay area of Florida and also her Grant Tetons Workshop in June 2018.
Since my youth, I’ve been fascinated by nature and the outdoors. Whether it was paddling the lakes of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area or hiking stretches of the Appalachian Trail, I was always moved by fresh air, sun kissed waterways and wind swept trees. After college in the Berkshires, the U.S. Marine Corps has consumed much of my time and energy but recently I’ve made it a point to test my skills in my free time and take advantage of the interesting and stimulating locations I’ve been assigned.
If you have any questions about my photography, would like to purchase a print, or have any comments, please feel free to send me a message through Facebook or email me here: BeazPhoto@gmail.com
To view my full online gallery where my images are available for purchase, visit here: www.chrisbeasleyphotography.com
“If it were not for the wind in my face, I would never have been able to fly.” Arthur Ashe
“There’s nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.” – Ansel Adams
“The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.” – Ansel Adams
“Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer, and often the supreme disappointment.” – Ansel Adams
“Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.” – Ansel Adams
“Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships.” – Ansel Adams
“I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” – John Muir
“The mountains are calling and I must go.” – John Muir