I am an Apex, North Carolina-based nature and travel photographer and photo artist. I have been an avid nature photographer for around 20 years and love exploring the outdoors, whether it be in our backyard woods or on the other side of the country or world. I have been fortunate to be able to travel quite a lot and some of my favorite locations have been the American Southwest, Alaska and South Africa. I enjoy and look forward to travelling to new places and revisiting old ones with my wife, who is also a nature photographer.
I did a stint as a horse show photographer when my oldest daughter was riding and showing horses. What else was there to do while sitting around for hours waiting for her to ride? I ended up being an official show photographer, taking thousands of photos a weekend and selling a few prints. Although the financial rewards were very small, I will credit the experience with helping lay the foundation for my wildlife photography skills, although I wish some of the wildlife would be a little more predictable, as were the horses (if not the riders) in the arena!
NANPA and me
I have been a NANPA member since 2014. I have been honored with one Showcase Top 100 and three Showcase Top 250 awards in previous competitions. My wife and I attended our first Regional Event in December at Bosque del Apache, which we are grateful for NANPA for organizing.
Photo Art Website: www.davehattoriphotoart.com
Photography Website: www.davehattoriphoto.com
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