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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Contemporary Kitchen Interior

    Last month I photographed the interior of a beautiful kitchen for a feature in AY Magazine. I really enjoyed listening to the owner talk about his long-standing friendship with interior designer Bruce Goff, with Domus Design Group, and the thought that went into the design and materials. I love that the he chose to make the…

  • 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…

  • Lobster boats in Maine – Stock Photography

    I was looking through old images this morning and came across these that I shot while on vacation in Maine. Every time I look at these images I am taken back to those early mornings spent wandering the docks. I love the light and color of the images, and I’m so glad photos only capture light because…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • George’s Commercial Kitchen – Julie Wait Designs – Interior photographer

      I recently worked with Julie Wait Fryauf, of Julie Wait Designs,  to photograph the commercial kitchen she designed for George’s Inc. This is a shot from the informal tasting area in the kitchen. I love the repetition in the place settings and the chairs. I’m also quite fond of all of the white… I love a clean,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Vista House overlooking the Columbia River Gorge – Travel photographer

    I took a trip to the West coast over the summer and I’m slowly editing through the images and adding them to my collection of stock photography.   One of the places we visited one morning was Vista House that overlooks the Columbia River Gorge. The view was amazing, and we decided to head out on…

  • Colorful row of Adirondack chairs on the beach – Stock Photography

    A few years ago we traveled to Fort Morgan, Alabama, for a family vacation. As I walked out to the beach, I was happy to find this colorful row of adirondack chairs just past our back porch. This has been one of my more popular images so I thought it would be great for this…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Gum Wall in Seattle, Washington – Travel Photography

    I recently took a trip to the Northwest corner of the United States. The trip was nothing more than a vacation, and a chance to shoot some stock photography. I’ve been debating how to show my work from the trip, so I’ve decided to break it down into small posts from the different areas we…

  • 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…

  • Beaver Lake House – Interior Photography

    Over the summer, I photographed a house on Beaver Lake for AY Magazine. Prior to the shoot, we spoke with the owners and found out that one of their favorite things to do was to get up early, sit on the porch and watch the sun rise. So naturally, we decided that we should arrive…

  • Riverfest Fireworks – Little Rock, Arkansas Photographer

    I had a fun memorial weekend photographing the Riverfest fireworks with my dad and Wesley Hitt. We decided to try shooting from Knoop Park. While it ended up not being the perfect place to shoot from because of the crowd of people, I think we all had fun. I know it was a learning experience…

  • For the Discovery Channel – The Duggar Family – Arkansas photographer

    While waiting for Hap to get a hair cut, I thumbed through a November issue of People magazine, and came across a photo of the Duggar family that I shot back in June for the Discovery Channel. It was taken right after the birth of Josh Duggar’s second child, Michael, was born and it includes…

  • Oklahoma State vs. Iowa State – Sports Photographer

    A couple of weeks ago, I made a short trip up North to cover the Cowboys vs. Cyclones game in Ames, Iowa. Going in, I had no idea that it would turn into such an exciting game, and end up being such an upset.  After 2 overtimes, Iowa State defeated No. 2 Oklahoma State, and…

  • Stock from New England – Travel Photographer

    I recently took a little trip up north and thought I’d post a few photos from a day of playing with the camera. It was fun to get out and just shoot. There were no pressures to produce, light or make someone look good… just have fun!

  • The Duggar Family welcomes a second grandchild.

    I first met the Duggars when covering primary elections for US Senate in 2002. I was working for the Arkansas-Democrat-Gazette, and I remember standing outside Westside Freewill Baptist Church in Springdale, Ark., with April L. Brown (AP) and waiting for the Duggars to arrive so we could photograph Jim Bob and Michelle casting their votes.…

  • 2011 Annual Wal-Mart Shareholder Meeting-Fayetteville, Arkansas

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc., held it’s annual shareholder meeting at the beginning of June. It’s always a fun event to cover, and it’s always exciting to see the celebrities and their performances. Will Smith was the emcee this year and there were performances by Alicia Keys, Scott McCreery (American Idol), and the Black Eyed Peas.  …

  • For Bloomberg News – U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner – Springdale Arkansas

    March 25, 2011 From left, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner speaks while standing near Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of NanoMech, Dr. Ajay Malshe, and Rep. Steve Womack, R-Ark., while visiting the NanoMech Laboratories and manufacturing plant on Friday, March 25, 2011 in Springdale, Ark. SaveSave SaveSave

  • Find Your Footprint–P&G Future Friendly/National Geographic — PR Photography

    Last week, I photographed the P&G Future Friendly/National Geographic Find Your Footprint winner’s assembly. Schools across the nation submitted their best ideas for going green, they were narrowed down to six entries and the the public voted on the best one. Wouldn’t you know it that the second-graders at Walker Elementary in Springdale, Ark., won!…

  • Welcome Home Mike-Go Hogs!

    Mike Anderson, former assistant coach under Nolan Richardson, returned to the University of Arkansas as the head basketball coach for the Razorbacks. A press conference and an arena of supporters welcomed him back.     SaveSave

  • Stock Photography of Fayetteville Arkansas

    Fayetteville received a record 15 to 19 inches of snow yesterday. Here are a few photos I shot for the Associated Press, as well as some that were shot this morning just so I could get out and play in the snow. On top of the record breaking snow-fall, we had record breaking low temperatures……

  • New Orleans and Little Rock – Stock Photography

    I took some time in New Orleans to take a few personal photographs, and play around with a Nikon D700 I borrowed from my mom. I really enjoyed the camera, the 50mm and just playing around. It was nice to spend the afternoon just looking at things, and not worry about having to come away…

  • Business Portraits

    Recent business portraits for editorial publications. SaveSave SaveSave

  • Arkansas Basketball – Sports photography

    Basketball season has just started and Pelphrey is in full swing already. He has to be one of the most entertaining people to photograph, always with a great expression! The last two photos are from an assignment I picked up from the Memphis Commercial Appeal. I was asked to cover the Victory basketball team as…

  • Arkansas Photojournalist

    Barbara Burlsworth receives a hug from former Arkansas head coach Danny Ford on Monday, August 23, 2010, in Fayetteville, Ark., following the unveiling of the Burlsworth Trophy in honor of her late son, Brandon Burlsworth. Brandon was an offensive lineman for the Razorbacks from 1996-1998, and was selected in the third round of the 99…

  • Portraits

    Every year the women’s basketball team has portraits taken that they hang in the locker room. These are a little bit on the “glamour” side, so we shot at The Gardens next to the arena. I had fun photographing the girls and seeing them in cute clothes with make-up on, and hair fixed. It’s just…

  • LPGA – Sports Photographer

    The P & G NW Arkansas Championship came to town Sept. 10-12. I feel like I walked around a little lost the first couple of days, but by Sunday I was able to focus in, and work on making pretty pictures. I was entertained by the sidewalk art this year and thought I’d share my favorite…

  • Fat Tire Festival in Eureka Springs – Sports Photography

    A few mountain biking images from the Fat Tire Festival in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. SaveSave

  • Hike with Hap – Personal

    I went for a run at Lake Fayetteville today and came across a Mulberry tree as I was trotting along. I stopped, ate a few berries and went down the path. I started thinking about how my dad and I grew up in the same house and how as kids we both used to pick…

  • Fun Times – Personal

    Hap and I had a fun hike on the Shaddox Trail in Hobbs State Park back in March. I thought I’d put up a few photos from our adventure. Nothing like hanging out in the car during a rain storm… I just don’t know what we would’ve done without that movie on the iphone! (now,…

  • Basketball update – Sports photography

    Wow, has it really been a month since I last updated my blog? I’ve covered several basketball games over the last month and I thought I would just post a few frames from each game. Here you go! Dec. 22, 2009 — Arkansas 66 – Missouri State 62 Rotnei Clarke celebrates after shooting a three-point…

  • Artsy stuff – personal

    Long story short, I shot these water photos with the lyrics, “Ripple in still water, When there is no pebble tossed, Nor wind to blow,” running though my mind. I was thinking about our dear friend Josh and how fitting it was that his cousin sang that song at his funeral. Marcus, Hap and I…