Bud Beverly


BUD BEVERLY, photographer: After a diversified and rewarding life with the Air Force, a major oil company, and thirty years as a pastor, Bud turned to another of his passions in life - capturing images of wildlife, landscape, nature, and other subjects for others to view and enjoy.

Bud was raised in a small farming and oil town not far from Glacier National Park in northwest Montana. It was there that he developed a deep appreciation for the outdoors. He frequently fished beaver ponds and the various forks of the Two Medicine and Cut Bank creeks. Summers found him back-packing into high mountain lakes and streams. With the arrival of fall he often hunted pheasants and ducks. While attending the University of Montana in Missoula, he fished local streams and rivers, including the Blackfoot and Clark Fork, along with Rock Creek and Flint Creek - catching browns and rainbows.

During the late 60's and early 70's he was introduced to photography while serving on active duty with the Air Force in Japan. Upon returning to the states, he and his family moved to Wyoming where he was employed by Texaco, Refining Department. A number of years later he moved to Texas where he attended seminary. It was not until his retirement that he seriously picked up a camera again. Today, he seldom goes anywhere without his camera bag. He is a member of American Society Media Photographers (ASMP), and resides in Hurst, Texas, not far from the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport.

Although retired, Bud still finds himself serving part time at St Paul Lutheran Church in down town Fort Worth. He and his wife Judy, who were high school sweethearts, have been married for more than fifty years. They continue to travel - often connecting and reconnecting with friends from the past and the present. He still manages to wade streams, fly fishing for trout.