About Nature and Wildlife Photographer, Debby Stubbs
I am a native of Brunswick, Maine and became interested in photography as a hobby back in 1973. Starting with nature, scenic and family pictures, I found a real passion in birding and bird photography. Years and quite a few cameras later, I started my photography business in 2005 to keep myself busy after my husband passed away. Most of my work is focused on Maine wildlife, an endless variety of beautiful Maine scenery, flowers, and specialize in birds. Sharing the story of my experiences and view of our natural world with others is what I really enjoy. In all, I offer over 9,000 photos to choose from, a portion of which are featured here on my website at www.debbysmainephotos.com.
I am a member of the local Merry-Meeting Art Assn. and exhibit and sell my work at various art shows here in Maine. My products are also available at Lisa-Marie’s Made-in-Maine Gift Shop on Front St., in Bath, Maine that I have been with for many years.
My first published photo of a flying squirrel was the inside back cover in the Jan.-Feb. 2006 issue of ‘Up North, The Moosehead Magazine’. They used many more of my bird and wildlife photos over several years and my 3rd place 2008 annual contest winning pair of pileated woodpeckers was printed full page in their Mar./Apr. 2008 issue. A feature story on me and my photography was in the Jan.-Feb. 2009 issue. My first magazine cover of a cow and calf moose was published in May/June 2008 and my second cover photo was of fighting osprey in Mar.-Apr. 2009 – [which was the 1st prize winner of their 2009 Annual Photo Contest and also was featured in the Port Clyde Upstairs Store Art Gallery in Port Clyde, Maine]. ‘Birds & Bloom’ magazine also published three of my bird images in 2007. My latest cover was in the Nov.-Dec. 2009 issue of Up North of a snow-covered wreath and gate. In the Jan./Feb. 2010 issue of Up North some of my winter scenic pictures were printed in the 4 page centerfold spread and one of my young raccoon images was the Honorable Mention winner of the 2010 Up North Magazine Annual Photography Contest. The magazine was disbanded in Dec. 2010. My Sparring Tri-Colored Heron and Snowy Egrets was third place winner of the Pasco County Audubon 2010 Natural Florida Photo Contest in the Native Florida Wading Birds category.
For the past few years my focus has been on selling my work at art shows and local shops and art galleries and perfecting my technique as well as adding to my portfolio and visiting places across the United States so I have added galleries of Texas and Victoria, BC [as well as Florida and Alaska] with one coming next spring from the U.S. Pacific Northwest.