Beau Rogers grew up in Northwest Arkansas, in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, and enjoyed hiking, biking, camping, and swimming in lovely locations like Devil’s Den State Park, Blanchard Springs Caverns, and Beaver Lake. His love for the American West began in early childhood during his family’s annual trips to San Diego, California, to visit his aunt. During those family road trips, Rogers visited the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and many other locations along the California coast. Rogers, awestruck by the raw natural beauty he encountered there as a child, maintained a romantic outlook of the region: “I envisioned a life of unlimited possibility in the American West.”
After high school, Rogers studied at the Art Institute of Dallas, earning his associate’s degree in Photography and Multimedia. He returned to Arkansas after graduation and worked at a few photo labs while breaking into photojournalism as a freelancer for the Associated Press, Topps, Inc., and various newspapers. In early 1997, during a jaunt on a whim to Arkansas’ Buffalo National River, Rogers started experimenting with landscape photography.
Rogers moved to Nevada in 2008 to pursue a master’s degree in Literature and Environment at the University of Nevada, Reno, and to refine his landscape photography in the crisp western light. While taking graduate courses and teaching students, Rogers discovered a greater passion for promoting conservation of the environment through education and photography.
As a photographer, Rogers strives to capture stunning landscapes during brief windows of opportunity, creating unique photographs of dynamic, unrepeatable moments. He firmly believes that, with technical proficiency in photography, timing is everything. “Photojournalists often say, ‘f/8 and be there,’ and I agree,” says Rogers. “However, for landscape photography, I believe ‘f/22 and be there with your tripod and fantastic light,’ would be more appropriate.” By harnessing the extensive capabilities of digital technology, Rogers focuses on delivering superior color integrity and works many hours to make the limitations of the camera in comparison to the human eye less apparent in his images.
The light-jet prints available from Beau Rogers are 100-years archival and museum-quality.
“Charles Cramer’s Digital Printing for Fine Art Photography Workshop” – Yosemite National Park, CA (5/2009)
Rich Clarkson’s Fall Photography at the Summit Workshop – National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY (2000)
First Place, Art Walk, Rogers, AR (2005)
Feature Photo, Arkansas Press Association (2001)
Feature Photo, Action Sports, and Photo Page – Arkansas Associated Press Managing Editors Association (2000)
Walden’s Coffeehouse, Reno, NV (2010)
Slide Side Pub, Reno, NV (2009)
Ozark Outdoor Supply, Little Rock, AR (2005)
The Iron Horse, Rogers AR (2005)
Uncle Sam’s Outdoor Safari, Fayetteville, AR (2005)
The Perk, Fayetteville, AR (2004)
The Perk, Fayetteville, AR (2003)
Arsaga’s, Fayetteville, AR (2001)