Hi, my name is Clyde Beamer.
My interest in photography goes back to my years at James Madison University, in Harrisonburg, VA where I minored in photography. I helped support myself during the last 2 years of college by selling pictures of drag racers’ cars that I would take at the track one week and deliver the prints the next week. This little venture was “Clyde’s Speed Photography.” I also owned 25% of a drag car at the same time, birthing my love of all things loud and fast to this day!!
I still have the Minolta SR-T 101 that I shot with back then. With the 55mm f-1.7 MC Rokkor lens it is all the hardware that survives from those days. I continued to shoot casually for a few years after college, but eventually laid it down completely for a long time. In 2001 I got an Olympus C-3030 and began to re-introduce myself to photography through the digital revolution. The next year I traded that in for a C-4040 and bought the WCON-07 wide angle lens and a cheap tripod and began to shoot some landscapes. In 2005 I bought a Nikon D70s and never looked back. My current kit includes a Nikon D750, a Nikon FE2 and a Nikon F100. I have several prime lenses, most are Ai-S and I have two new "pro" lenses, a Nikon 18-35 f4 VR and a Nikon 24-120 f4 VR. I also carry a Sony RX-100 II and a Samsung S5 which has a great camera.
I have worked for well over 30 years as a Graphic Designer and Animator for film and television. If you would like to see My Professional Portfolio, click the menu link and browse a collection of Quicktime movies of some of my work.