Bearville, Texas (a place I'd love to photograph) / by Scott Cook

If you're ever in the Graham, Texas area you may want to check out Bearville's photography opportunity. The place is amazing: old cars, old signs, farm equipment, and other assorted things. The lady that runs it seems pretty eager to host photographers.

The catch, it'll cost you $125 an hour to access the place. The family that owns Bearville tell me all of the proceeds from your shoot go to assist a disadvantaged college student with the expenses of college. So that's cool. (But I can't say whether or not the guys from American Pickers had to pay when they filmed the 2013 episode "Grin and Bear It" there.)

I'd love to photograph there, but the cost is prohibitive to me. My current confidence/skill level an finance abilities do not relate well to spending $500 or more for a session.

Advanced planning is required and the good people at the Graham Convention Center and Visitors Bureau can get you in touch with Bearville.

How to get there:

  • Bearville is about 10 miles north or Graham on US380 West (Newcastle Hwy) on the right.
  • If you're coming east, it's about 5 miles outside of Newcastle on US380 East on the left..
  • Here it is on Google Maps
  • Or the coordinates for your GPS 33.195393,-98.657474