Welcome to DBatesPhoto.com
I am a Photographer from Madison, Alabama immediately west of Huntsville the Rocket City. The Photos on this page are just a sample of the Images you will find in my portfolio and galleries. My photos originally began from my traveling all over Alabama and the rest of the South. I still continue to showcase the South in all its beauty, but these days I have expanded my interests to include the people that make it up as well as the locations I visit.
For the past decade I have been primarily shooting as a portrait photographer and have dedicated myself to providing quality images of my subjects. The portraits on this and all pages of my site are of Models and Friends that have given permission to allow their images to be used. My studio is wherever we choose to shoot in North Alabama.
Thanks again for stopping by. I look forward to working with you soon.
Sincerely Yours, Donald Bates
Photos from the 2013 Parade should be online later tonight at http://www.bamacowboy.com/gallery/v/BJHS/ While there you can see photos from some of the parades over the last 20 years adding more as I scan prints and negatives.
I am wanting to update my portfolio both print and web primarily DBatesPhoto18up.com, but many sets will be tame enough to be included here as well. This project will include various shoots based on pinup art from the 40s and 50s. While some shots are pretty specific on the style of body there are enough [...]
Always looking to update my portfolio and few of my favorite places to shoot are the various parks around Madison county. They are great locations for Head shots as well as environmental portraits showing off the city.
Majority of my shooting these days has either been for DBatesPhoto18up.com or family photos. Last month a new model in the area, Dawn, who has become a friend came by for a shoot and we had a fun afternoon. Will be shooting again soon, but in the mean time wanted to share some of the [...]
Between March 26 and 30th our hosting company is doing some major upgrades and service may be limited for a few minutes. Everything should be behind the scenes, but there may be some visible glitches.
It has been over three years since I converted my blog and site to word press and I am sorry I have not done more with it. The past few years a lot of changes to my family and personal life has made me put my photography even lower on my list of priorities. I [...]
Prepping yourself for a shoot Avoid tanning the week prior to a shoot. Self tanner, Natural or in a tanning bed does not matter as it can leave a tint to your skin that may not be visible to the naked eye, but can be hard to correct. If you may shoot in swim wear [...]
while most of my tips are pretty general and may relate to dealing with other photographers as well this is geared towards the way I shoot and may or may not reflect the way another photographer may shoot. Where is your studio? As a hobbyist I do not have the normal brick and mortar [...]
These are some of the more common terms that you will see on this site as well as sites geared towards modeling. Commercial Shoot The ultimate goal for Models and Photographers this is is where the model and or photographer is hired. It can be a model hiring a photographer to build or rebuild his/her [...]
New Photos and new toys on DBatesPhoto.com. If you have seen my latest three blog posts sent from Flickr. Last night I posted a few samples of the latest photos from a group shoot I attended earlier this month. Over a dozen more with more to come have been posted in the DFS 2009 album. [...]