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  • Arkansas Interior Photographer

    Photographing Interiors for the Wall Street Journal in Bentonville, Arkansas

    I was recently hired by the Wall Street Journal to do the photography to accompany an article about the luxury housing market in Bentonville, Arkansas. I ended up walking away with quite a few images from the shoot, so I’ve decided to make blog posts about each home instead of putting them all into one…

  • Product Photography: 2016 Year in Review

    I started photographing products only a few years ago, and it’s becoming something I really enjoy shooting. As a photographer, I have worked to narrow what I shoot and try not to be a generalist who shoots everything. I want the images I give my clients to be quality work, and am always learning new…

  • Food Photography: 2016 year in review.

    Every year I try to make a blog post that includes my favorite images and projects from the previous year. I would like to keep my blog more up to date, but sometimes I have trouble posting current work because I would like for my clients to use the images before I make a post. I…

  • One of the many reason I love being a freelance photographer in Arkansas.

    I love my job, every damn day. I feel very fortunate that I am always happy to go to work and that I get paid to do something I love. There are so many reasons that I enjoy being a professional photographer, but one of them is meeting people and hearing their stories. We all have…

  • Photographing Businesses and Executives in Northwest Arkansas

    Each year Arkansas Business honors the state’s top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards. It’s become a photography project that I look forward to shooting because I get to meet new people and gain a little more knowledge of the businesses in Northwest Arkansas. This year I took environmental…

  • Corporate Interior Photographer

    Can you drop a camera and take a good photo?

    My old boss always had random sayings about photography that really didn’t make much sense, but somehow they still run through my head all these years later. I don’t remember the exact saying, but he used to talk about dropping a camera and every once in a while you would end up accidentally taking a good…

  • F8 and be there — with a little bit a luck.

    Have you ever heard the phrase “f8 and be there?” It’s attributed to being said by Weegee (Arthur Fellig) in the late 40’s, and it’s a phrase that comes through my head every time I am in one of those “is this really happening” moments. A couple of Saturday’s ago, I was driving to Eureka Springs…

  • Reflections and Celebrations on being a freelance photographer for 10 years…

    Ten years ago today I walked into the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, where I was a staff photographer, and gave my notice. As I stood next to the filing cabinets in the digital dark room, my boss looked at me and said, “You’re f*$king kidding me… this is a joke, right?” I didn’t really know where I was…

  • Studio Food Photographer

    2015- A year of changes for this Arkansas Photographer

    On this last day of the year, I thought I would make my final blog post a reflection on the changes in my photography business. There were a lot of phone calls, emails, photo shoots, miles traveled and friends made along the way. My regular photography clients expanded from Northwest Arkansas into Little Rock and I put a…

  • Lights of the Ozarks Stock Photography and a trip down memory lane…

      Throwback Thursday and a quick trip down memory lane… I spent an evening last year shooting stock photography of the Lights of the Ozarks. It was a cold, quiet evening that brought back memories of an old tradition with a group of friends. Many, many years ago, I used to run with a group on…

  • Why it’s never just a quick portrait

    Several months ago, I traveled to Dennard, Arkansas, to take portraits of Lalla Lee Ostergren for Arkansas Food and Farm. The magazine wanted to feature her holistic lifestyle and years spent as an organic gardener. It was supposed to be just a quick portrait along with some photos of her garden, but I ended up staying…

  • Capturing moments as a sports photographer

    As I began my day reading about Ryan Mallett’s release from the Houston Texans, I flashed back to a moment from a game in 2010. As sports photographers, we have a split second to capture images that tell a story. There are so many factors that affect this, and many times moments are missed or…

  • Photographing a creative mother of four in Little Rock, Arkansas.

    Last month I ran into another situation where my phrase “small town Arkansas” applied. I was hired to shoot an environmental portrait of a mother and her children at her North Little Rock home for Savvy Kids Magazine. When the subject, artist Morgan Herndon, opened her front door I thought she looked very familiar. As it…

  • What do you do with Raw Cocoa Beans…

    My car is my mobile office and it’s sometimes full of odd things. Today it has a 25 pound bag of raw cocoa beans that I brought back from a Little Rock photo shoot to return to someone as a favor for a client. On my trip back last night I began to question when I…

  • Black and White Studio Portraits – Arkansas Editorial Photographer

    In May, I was asked by AY Magazine to photograph 3 Northwest Arkansas individuals for their Powerful Men series. This is my fourth year to work on this series, and it is one that I always look forward to shooting.   Mike Malone with the Northwest Arkansas Council. This year had a little twist to…

  • Beth Hall Photography – Arkansas Product Photographer

    So many things have been happening at Beth Hall Photography over the past few months that I’ve hardly had time to update my blog. I have added new clients this year, including photographing eCommerce for P. Allen Smith. Toward the end of 2014, they launched www.shop.pallensmith.com, an online store that offers unique gifts and decor for the home…

  • Environmental Portrait – Ramsay Ball – Arkansas Photographer

    Beth, I can’t tell you how many people have complemented me on the photo you took for Ar Biz. I asked you to make me look good and you worked a miracle! Best wishes, Ramsay Ball

  • Places and Things 2014 – Arkansas Photographer

    I really enjoy end of the year recaps. It gives me a chance to really look at my past year of work and see where I improved and where I need to work harder. I get a chance to see if I accomplished personal goals and set new goals for my work. I love photography because…

  • 2014 Sports – Arkansas Photographer

      I always refer to the shooting sports as the icing on the cake. Over the years, sports has become a smaller part of my photography, but I really have fun and it’s always a challenge. This year I really had to work on my timing, mostly because I switched from shooting Nikon (for 15 years)…

  • 2014 portraits – Arkansas photographer

    As I gathered images together to create this post, I realize just how incredible 2014 was for Beth Hall Photography. Not only did I meet and exceed personal goals for my photography, I met and photographed some really amazing people along the way. Just to name a few: former Arkansas Razorback basketball coach Nolan Richardson,…

  • Business Portrait – Environmental and Head Shot – Arkansas

    I do quite a few portrait shoots for businesses. During my initial talks with my clients, I always like to suggest taking two types of portraits: environmental and plain background. I feel like the second set-up doesn’t take too much additional time, and it gives a little more variety for the client. There are so many…

  • Northern Illinois University vs. Arkansas – Football – Sports Photographer

    The Arkansas Razorbacks took on, and defeated, Northern Illinois University in September at home in Fayetteville, Ark. Here is a link to more sports photography from the game.

  • Walton Arts Center – Artosphere – Arkansas Photographer

                        I spent time in early summer photographing Artosphere for the Walton Arts Center. It’s a community event that features music, visual arts, movement and events for kids and families. It’s really a neat experience, and it’s just one more thing that makes living in Northwest Arkansas…

  • Jeannette Balleza Collins – Creative Portrait – Arkansas Photographer

    I was excited to be asked by a business publication to take a portrait of Jeannette Balleza Collins. Excited because she is not only an awesome person, but she’s a long-time friend. Jeannette and I went to high school together and our paths have continually crossed during the last 20 years. It seems like we mostly…

  • Mark Zweig – Architect – Fayetteville Arkansas Photographer

    I recently photographed Fayetteville architect and businessman Mark Zweig. I was really excited to meet him since I’ve admired his homes for many years on my drives through town. I can’t help but like someone who is making my city look better a little at a time. For the shoot, I wanted to try to…

  • Fossil Cove Brewing Company – Ben Mills – Environmental Portrait

    There’s been a bit of growth in craft breweries here in Northwest Arkansas, and it’s been fun to sample all of the new beer. I met Ben Mills, owner of Fossil Cove Brewing Company when I was asked to photograph him for an article on the growth and current beer laws. The brewery is two rooms:…

  • Nolan Richardson – 40 Minutes of Hell – Arkansas Basketball

      I recently photographed former Arkansas Razorback coach Nolan Richardson. It was such an honor to meet him, and I must say that I was a little star struck. When I look back at the last 20 years in Fayetteville, Nolan has always been a presence. I began attending the U of A in 1995 when…

  • Hugos – Fayetteville, Arkansas – Food Photographer

    When I moved to Fayetteville almost 20 years ago, Hugos was the first restaurant I visited for lunch. It’s the place where the locals go that has a great assortment of food on the menu. They have awesome burgers and sandwiches, and a good selection of vegetarians options. The bottom line is you can’t go wrong with anything on the…

  • Portrait Bret Bielema – Arkansas Football

    In May, I photographed Arkansas Razorback head football coach Bret Bielema for AY Magazine’s powerful men. Environmental photographs are always fun because I get the chance to make the ideas in my head come to life. When I was contacted about the assignment, I knew I wanted to show him with “Never Yield,” a slogan…

  • Dripping Springs Gardens – Huntsville, Arkansas – Photographer

    I was recently asked to photograph Dripping Springs Gardens for a new publication called Arkansas Food and Farm. I’ve purchased many things from Dripping Springs over the last 20 years at the Fayetteville Farmer’s Market, so I was very excited to have the opportunity to spend some time at the farm and see where all of…

  • Recent Portraits – Powerful Women – Photographer

    I look forward to certain projects each year and always hope that I am asked to photograph them again, and one of them is Powerful Women for AY Magazine. I love the chance to meet each of these women and hear their stories of success, and life. Each one is nominated for a different reason,…

  • Hamlet – Studio Photographer – Arkansas

      I photographed Theatre Squared executive director Martin Miller and artistic director Robert Ford in the fall for the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal. This meeting opened up a door for working with the company on their educational shoots, promotional photos and production photo archives. One of my more recent shoots was for the promotional materials…

  • 21C Museum Hotel – Bentonville – Environmental Portrait Photographer

    I was asked to photograph Emmanuel Gardinier, general manager of 21C Hotel in Bentonville, Ark., for an editorial publication. Because I have photographed him before, I started to wonder what I could do differently for this photo shoot. My thought process made me think about all of the social media photos I’ve seen of the green…

  • Advertising and Promotions Photography – A & P Fayetteville, Arkansas

    For throwback Thursday, I put together some of the images from a photo shoot last year for the Fayetteville A & P Commission. I was asked to provide a variety of images, including candid, of 12 members on a white background. It was great to meet the individuals responsible for making Fayetteville such a great place to…

  • 2013 Sports Photography Recap

      At the end of each year, I like to go through all of my images from that year and evaluate my work. My hope is that I can look at the year and see where I’ve grown, and where I need to improve. This year I started by going through my collection of sports…

  • Cafe Ru Orleans – Arkansas food photographer

      A couple of months ago I photographed Eggs Pontchartrain at Cafe Rue Orelans in Fayetteville for a magazine editorial on brunch in Northwest Arkansas. I had so much fun talking with Chef Maude and swapping stories about Ghazi, the man who sold them the space/equipment when they started the restaurant. I worked for Ghazi…

  • Portrait Project for NWA Metro – Arkansas Environmental Portraits

    I recently completed a portrait project for Arkansas Business Publishing Group for a new guide to Northwest Arkansas called Metro. The guide features tons of information about our area including Q&A’s with five “Notable Neighbors.” I was asked to take environmental portraits of each of the neighbors and capture them in their elements. I really…

  • Arkansas Children’s Hospital ACHiever – corporate photographer

    Several months ago I received a phone call about shooting for Arkansas Children’s Hospital and I had to turn them down because I had been called for jury duty. I was pretty sad to miss the opportunity. The hospital holds a special place in my heart because I spent many hours there fulfilling my volunteer…

  • New York Times photo shoot archive – Arkansas Editorial Photographer

    For throwback Thursday, and Thanksgiving, I thought it would be appropriate to post a photo from a shoot for the New York Times a couple of years ago. My assignment was to shoot turkeys for a possible cover on Thanksgiving day, though I didn’t quite have a clear idea of the story. I spent two…

  • Buffalo River, Boxley Valley area – Arkansas – Travel photographer

    A couple of weeks ago I headed to the Buffalo River area to photograph fall color with a friend. Over the past couple of years I have really tried to take a little time to get out and take photos just for fun. This gives me time to experiment, keep things fresh and add to…

  • Arkansas chefs – Environmental portrait photographer

    I photographed several Northwest Arkansas chefs last month for AY Magazine and other publications. It’s always fun to take them out of their element and make them the center of attention instead of their food. I love the challenge of creating a photo in an unfamiliar space. I love the pressure of coming up with…

  • Shooting for National Geographic Traveler – freelance photographer

    At the end of May, I received an inquiry email from an editor at National Geographic Traveler wondering if I would be interested in shooting an assignment for them. I wonder if anyone ever says no? After all, it seems like almost every photographer says they want to shoot for National Geographic when they grow…

  • Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Louisiana – Lafayette – Football – Sports Photography

    I recently photographed the season opener for the Arkansas Razorbacks football against. Louisiana-Lafayette. I’ve been covering the Hogs for over a decade now, and it seems like the time I start to get into the groove of their system, they change coaches. I almost dreaded going to shoot the game that morning in anticipation of…

  • Northwest Arkansas Business Journal – Business photography

    I photograph a lot of the cover photos for the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal, and have for  many years now. It’s always a different experience with all of the businesses I encounter, and not every endeavor ends with the most creative photo. Most of the shoots involve offices or boardrooms, so I strive for a…

  • Arkansas Razorback Football Stadium – Exterior photo

    I’ve been holding onto this image for a little while now, and I’m finally digging it out and putting it to good use. I’m donating an 8″x 15″ metal print of this photo of Razorback Stadium to a Facebook auction. Beginning Sept. 1st, my sister is having an auction to help raise money to offset…

  • 2013 Walmart Shareholder Meeting – Arkansas Corporate Photographer

    In June, Walmart held it’s annual Shareholder Meeting in Fayetteville, Arkansas, with events scattered in Bentonville and Rogers. I have covered this event for over ten years now for media outlets, but this was the first year I shot solely for Wal-Mart. I really look forward to this week of work every year. It’s so…

  • Website Redesign – Arkansas Photographer

    Welcome to the new look of Beth Hall Photography! You will find a lot of changes here with a new opening page, a fun look to the blog, more recent work and FINALLY a bio.  I am really excited about all of the new features, but the best thing is everything is now in one place!…

  • White Rock Mountain – Arkansas Photographer

      I have traveled to White Rock Mountain several times in recent weeks to enjoy the fall season. It is one of the most peaceful places I think I’ve ever visited and I always love my time on the mountain. While it’s a bit of a drive on a gravel road, the fall colors made…

  • gradPSYCH Magazine – Arkansas Editorial Photographer

    In June I photographed psychology students and teachers for gradPSYCH magazine. It’s funny how many things I photograph that I can’t post about for a period of time following the shoot… editorial photography is funny that way. I’ve gotten really good at keeping things under wrap! We ended up taking the photo in the waiting…

  • Happy First Day of Fall, y’all – Arkansas Stock Photography

    In honor of the first day of fall, I thought I would post a few fall photos. The first three are from Devil’s Den State Park and include an image of a leaf suspended in a spider web. The web is barely visible, so the leaf looks like it’s suspended mid-fall. A fun little thing…