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 with a Sears 35mm film camera. 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 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 13,500 photos to choose from, a portion of which are featured here. During Covid, I spent my time taking Zoom educational photography courses and photographing flowers in my home and gardens. Currently my canvases are on display [and for sale] at Broadway Deli Restaurant on Maine St. in Brunswick and Dr. Curtis Obery’s dental office waiting room in Topsham, Me.
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 the years as well as 3 front page cover photos and a feature story and center spread of my images. Some of my bird images have been printed in Birds & Bloom magazine. In addition, my Sparring Tri-Colored Heron and Snowy Egret photo was third place winner of the Pasco County Audubon 2010 Natural Florida Photo Contest in the Native Florida Wading Birds category. Over the years The Times Record Newspaper has printed images of my flowers and wildlife. Feature stories of my work have been written in The Coastal Journal, People Plus News, Northern Journeys Mid-coast Maine Edition winter of 2017-18 as well as art gallery exhibits in Millinocket, Port Clyde, Topsham and Brunswick. Mid-coast Hospital in Brunswick purchased a large exhibit for their breast oncology department office.
For the past few years my focus has been on selling my work at art shows and local restaurants, business and art galleries and perfecting my technique as well as adding to my portfolio by visiting places across the United States so I have added galleries of Texas and Victoria, BC [as well as Florida and Alaska] and the U.S. Pacific Northwest.
This Year and Coming Up
I planted a wildflower garden this late spring from seed and have had lots of flower adventures in flower picture taking this summer. Last Labor Day week  I visited Oregon for a week and photographed some new scenes. This summer was hot with little rain and I watered my flowers diligently and have lots of new flower, insect and bird pictures. 2023 bird and flower calendars are created and ready for early bird orders.