Welcome to 

Henry Hegeman Photography

    

     I grew up reading “The Big Three” outdoor magazines during the 50’s and 60’s where my passion for hunting and fishing was nurtured. My mentors were the likes of Corey Ford, Zack Taylor, Frank Woolner, Ted Trueblood, and  A.J. McClane, just to name a few. It was during this time and from these men that I learned about sporting ethics and what being a sportsman was all about.

     Like most sportsman, my year revolved around the seasons. There was fly tying and traditional bowhunting for small game during the cruel months of January and February. Come spring, out came the fly rods in pursuit of trout, bass, pickerel, and whatever other finned creature would take a fly. During the hot summer months, freshwater was replaced with saltwater and I would ply the beaches and jetties in search of stripers, bluefish, weakfish, and fluke with both fly rod and conventional gear. Fall would be the time of my true passion---waterfowl hunting, with grouse and woodcock mixed in between the split waterfowl seasons. A liberal dose of dog training was sprinkled in throughout the year.

     Around the mid 70’s, I got the idea that maybe I could make some extra money to support these outdoor activities by writing articles and taking photos and selling them to the outdoor press. Armed with a portable typewriter and a Minolta SRT-101 and without any formal training in either writing or photography, I set forth. Miracle upon miracles, I sold the very first piece I wrote and illustrated about the history of the Barnegat Bay Sneakbox. Encouraged, I continued on. Working on a part-time basis, I sold articles to regional and national publications and my photos have been published in books, magazines, and on calendars. I am a past exhibitor at the Easton Waterfowl Festival.

      Since retiring in 2014, I’ve been concentrating more on carrying a camera to the marshes, fields, beaches, and streams and less on carrying a fly rod or scattergun with the goal of building a supply of stock photos for editorial and commercial use. This website is an extension of that effort. I invite you to stop back often as I will be adding new photos on a regular basis.

     Thank you for visiting.

 

              Henry


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