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  • What do Advertising, Sports, Head Shots and Editorial Photoshoots have in common? … Me …

    I started off the new year in a poultry house working on an ad campaign with Tyson Foods and their advertising agency. We had three specific shots in mind, and it all sounded simple… while baby chicks are super cute to watch run around and hold, they don’t make for the most cooperative subjects. There…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • National Geographic Traveler – Tulsa, Oklahoma – Editorial Photographer

    I spent a couple of days in the fall shooting a Best of the World feature for National Geographic Traveler in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I was asked to focus on The Brady District, and was given a list of places that were going to be mentioned in the article including the beautiful Mayo Hotel. I really enjoy…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Lobster boats in Maine – Travel Photography

    “f/8 and be there.” ~ Arthur “Weegee” Fellig A couple of years ago I traveled to Harrington, Maine, where I spent several early mornings photographing the docks and lobster boats. On this particular morning, the sun stayed hidden behind the clouds. It came out for about 30 seconds and I was able to capture this image.…

  • 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…

  • Same subject, different time and place – Portrait Photography

    If you’ve heard of the University of Arkansas College of Business, then you’ve likely heard of Carol Reeves. She is the Associate Vice-Provost for Entrepreneurship and is an amazing asset for the college. Judging from my experience, she’s probably the most photographed person on campus. Luckily her office is located in a newer building at the…

  • 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!…

  • Crystal Bridges Museum – Environmental Portraits

    I visited Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art several times in recent months to take portraits for the Powerful Men and Powerful Women special sections of AY Magazine. The process is pretty simple. 12 men and 12 women are nominated by their peers under this definition… Powerful: having influence, making a difference for and serving others.…

  • Archives – Stock Photographer

    I’ve spent the last couple of weeks getting my archives organized. I decided to dedicate the month of July to cleaning up the last 11 months of mess. I came across this image of my nieces and nephew from last fall at the beach and I was instantly taken back to that moment. I love…

  • Feltner Brother’s Burgers & Meridienne Dessert Salon – Food Photography

    I’ve been photographing quite a bit of food lately, and it’s definitely been a challenge. I’ve been shooting on location, so there are so many factors that change each time. The lighting, plating and even the amount of space of have to work in are all things that I’ve had to work through… not to…

  • 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…

  • Suzie Stephens of Nibbles in Fayetteville, Ark. – Environmental Portrait Photography

    I recently photographed Suzie Stephens of Nibbles Academy of Cooking for the January edition of AY Magazine. We had a fun shoot, but then again she is a fun person so it was hard not to have a good time! 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!…

  • Northwest Arkansas Business Journal – Environmental Portraits

                       Business portraits are always a challenge for me… trying to make something nice, or fun, rather than just take a portrait in a office. It takes a little extra effort to get people to warm up, and relax, and just enjoy having their photo taken.    …

  • Track and Field – Sports Photogrpher

    Arkansas hosted several indoor track meets this season including the Tyson Invitational, Razorback Invitational, and the SEC Indoor Championships. I covered the events for several schools, which is always fun because it gives me a chance to photograph a variety of athletes, and work with schools outside of Arkansas. I’ve recently come to the conclusion…

  • 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……

  • 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…

  • Sports Photography Details

    While covering the Razorbacks for the University, the thing I’ve struggled with the most is not shooting action. Everything is important, not just the action on the field. I’ve really had to push myself this year to come up with more of the “detail” photos from the events we cover. I’ve had to really retrain…

  • Professional Photographer Logo

    I have a logo thanks to Mark Fonville, and I’m excited about the design. You can check out his work at markfonville.com SaveSave SaveSave

  • Arkansas, Alabama and Texas A&M Football – Sports Photographer

    Arkansas vs. Alabama   Arkansas vs. Texas A&M I must say that being on the sidelines and wandering through Cowboy’s Stadium was pretty fun! Here are a few photos from Dallas and a few others from here and there along the way. Look hard, I’m in there somewhere! (thanks for the photo Ryan) SaveSave

  • 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…

  • Hap’s first day of pre-K – Personal

    Somebody is growing up and headed off to school! SaveSave

  • Environmental portraits – Corporate and editorial photographer

    Environmental portraits of students for the Engineering Career Awareness Program (ECAP) for the College of Engineering at the U of A. I always enjoy my shoots with the department, we always manage to have fun and laugh a lot!     Carol Reeves at the University of Arkansas. Brent Hanby with National Home Center in Springdale…

  • Environmental Portraits

    A few of my recent environmental portraits for the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal. SaveSave

  • SEC Indoor Track and Field Championships -sports photographer

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  • Ahhhh Vacation – Beach photography – Personal

    We’re on vacation in Ft. Morgan, Alabama, with the WHOLE family. So far it’s been fun!     Thad had fun chasing the birds. SaveSave

  • Race for the Cure – Personal

    I had a great time at the race for the cure and finished just seconds over 30 minutes. I’m a slow runner, so I was very happy with my time being just under 10 minute miles… especially since I only trained for a couple of weeks! Thanks to everyone who donated to Save the Boobies!…

  • Baskets and more baskets

    I spent the afternoon doing product shots of baskets, baskets and more baskets. These shots are going to be used on a website for the family business, Little Rock Crate & Basket Co. in Little Rock, Arkansas. It was fun to be there again. Not much has changed over the years, so I always feel…

  • Photos From Saturday

    Saturday morning I shot an open house for the Engineering Dept. at the University of Arkansas. I thought this couple was really cute! Wonder what they’re talking about! After my shoot I ran to target and came across this guy in the parking lot. The first thing that popped in my mind was someone dropped…