Norman Bateman


Cape Coral, United States

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Joined: January 29, 2008


I started into photography some 10 years ago. I hung onto film until last January (2006). Now that I have switched to digital completely my eyes have been opened to a whole new world. I shoot wildlife and nature almost exclusivly. I am now retired so I have unlimited time on my hands to go out and shoot. I have no light room or studeo to maintain, just the weather to contend with.

Wildlife photography is both hard and can be boring also. If a shot requires me to walk out into the everglades swamp to get it then, it's out into the swamp I go. Sometimes I have had to wait on a bird, a crocodile or a 'gator to move or do something other than sleep. I recall several times that I have waited all day long for a bird to show up and it never did. In a nutshell, that's the life of as wildlife photographer! Sometimes I think back about having a studeo with the proper lights and strobes but, that's just not me. I truly enjoy being outside, in the woods or the swamp and depending only on the sun or my flash for my light. It can be a dirty nasty job and sometimes a little dangerous but, I wouldn't have it any other way.

I have always thought that we wildlife photographers get the short end of the stick when it comes to the sale of our photographs but, I also understand there is only a market for just so much nature. I chose wildlife photography and I am happy living with it.
Canon EOS 1d Mk lln Canon EOS 1v HS (film) Canon 600mm Lens Canon 500mm Lens Canon 100-400mm Lens Canon 300mm Lens Canon 28-135mm Lens Canon 180 Macro lens
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