Eureka Springs Arkansas – Stock Photography

I’ve made several trips to Eureka Springs over the past few months. Some for fun, some to shoot stock and one to photograph a friend’s wedding.

Eureka is such an interesting place, but it’s also very difficult to photograph. It seems like I’m always disappointed with my light, angle, amount of people or lack of. Over the years I’ve realized that it sometimes takes several trips with unsuccessful photographs to figure out what is needed to get the ones that work.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone some place and struggled to take photos. When I worked at the paper we called this “going to the fair.” There are so many great photo opportunities but yet I’m so overstimulated I can’t find anything to shoot. The best way for me to overcome this is to just start shooting, and even that is easier said than done. Sometimes I just start shooting details… like the mannequin in the store window displays, or my favorite restaurant sign (the Oasis is amazing if you can find it!). It usually works for me to start small and then start widening my view.

It also helps sometimes to have something to shoot. It was much easier to photograph the downtown area when the mountain bikers were riding through during the Fat Tire Festival. It was also handy that the streets were cleared of the parked cars because it gave a more cleaned up look to the buildings. It also helped that the sky was a beautiful blue that day.

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My business doesn’t usually provide wedding photography services, but I can’t say no to friends… especially when the ceremony is short and sweet. After the “I do’s,” we wandered around town and shot a few photos. The light was beautiful and we were able to create some great images from their wedding day. I love the image of the two of them laughing… I love the moment.

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Stock photography of a wedding couple in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. (Beth Hall)

 

 

 

 

 

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