batesphoto

Your Bio

Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Brian Bates and I have been passionate about photography, especially nature photography, for 40 years. I have a lot of experience shooting sporting events in and around the Naperville Illinois area. Please contact me if you have an event that you would like photographed and I will try to fit it in my schedule. The shooting charge varies by the type of event. I can be contacted through my e-mail: batesphoto@wowway.com.

All images on this site are copywritten and may not be downloaded, printed or published without written permission. Purchasing prints here is a simple matter and I would like to personally hear from you if you are not delighted with the results. Please e-mail me at the above address if you are less than happy with the prints you receive.

I have been published three times in Chicago Wilderness magazine. I have also been successful in a local nature art and photo show and have been awarded: 1 people's choice, 5 honorable mentions, 3 firsts and 4 best in show ribbons.

Some of the nature photos have been slightly altered in Photoshop, but only to improve how they present. Once in a while I will apply a drybrush technique to a shot I think will look good with it. The images that have been altered have that fact noted in the caption. My goal is to be true to what was originally shot, because capturing the image as it occurs is the biggest challenge.

I am exploring the possibility of offering limited edition prints of some of my better nature images. Each print would have a certificate authenticating the print number and edition size. Please vote on your favorites by adding your comments to the images you like best.

Thanks again,

Brian Bates

Galleries

McElroys

Updated: Dec 14, 2014 8:38pm PST

Meat Camp

Updated: Dec 13, 2014 9:28pm PST

Maryjane and Zach's wedding

Updated: Nov 28, 2014 9:31pm PST

Cydney and Colin's wedding

Updated: Oct 29, 2014 7:28pm PST

Zach and MJ

Updated: Oct 09, 2014 8:26pm PST

C7

Updated: Aug 23, 2014 1:36pm PST

Rebel Baseball

Updated: Jul 13, 2014 4:35pm PST

J and J Wedding

Updated: Jul 05, 2014 11:02am PST

Deer

Updated: Feb 25, 2014 4:34pm PST

C & C Engagement party

Updated: Feb 17, 2014 8:54pm PST

C and C engaged

Updated: Jan 03, 2014 4:20pm PST

Christmas Portraits 2013

Updated: Dec 15, 2013 8:08pm PST

Naperville

Updated: Oct 08, 2013 8:52pm PST

Housewarming

Updated: Sep 21, 2013 6:08pm PST

Winter Walk

Updated: Sep 10, 2013 7:49pm PST

Corvette

Updated: Sep 02, 2013 7:29pm PST

Softball

Updated: Sep 01, 2013 12:18pm PST

Baseball 7/29/13

Updated: Jul 29, 2013 10:04pm PST

Loons baseball

Updated: Jul 21, 2013 7:11pm PST

Car show

Updated: Jul 07, 2013 2:20pm PST

John & Jenny's Engagement Party, 7/3/13.

Updated: Jul 04, 2013 1:07pm PST

Potomac Nationals

Updated: Jun 16, 2013 4:37pm PST

Brandon's Birthday

Updated: May 27, 2013 8:46am PST

Dubs house

Updated: May 25, 2013 9:25pm PST

Lisowski Reunion

5/18/13

Updated: May 19, 2013 8:45pm PST

God's paintbrush

Updated: May 06, 2013 8:04pm PST

Gavin Wedding

Updated: Dec 07, 2012 9:35pm PST

Senior portraits - 12-1-12

Updated: Dec 02, 2012 7:22pm PST

The Fabulous Lumpsters 9/12

Updated: Nov 13, 2012 7:50pm PST

Chatham Community Library

Updated: Nov 03, 2012 8:15am PST

River Walk 10-21-12

Updated: Oct 21, 2012 7:06pm PST

Brookdale Tree

Updated: Sep 23, 2012 2:28pm PST

Birds

Updated: Sep 21, 2012 8:15pm PST

Cold Blue Heron

Updated: Sep 21, 2012 8:00pm PST

Walk in the River

Updated: Sep 08, 2012 8:46pm PST

Jimmy & Becky's party

Updated: Aug 05, 2012 12:34pm PST

Hagerstown Suns 7/14 - 15 2012

Updated: Jul 30, 2012 7:12pm PST

Blast Softball 6-23-2012

Updated: Jun 25, 2012 2:26pm PST

M/I Builders 3/28/12

Updated: Apr 03, 2012 7:55pm PST

Corvettes and Coffee

Updated: Mar 31, 2012 9:24pm PST

Willow!

Updated: Mar 27, 2012 7:41pm PST

M/I Builders 3/13/2012

Updated: Mar 13, 2012 7:10pm PST

M/I Builders 3/11/2012

Updated: Mar 12, 2012 6:47pm PST

3-12 Illinois Barn

Updated: Mar 08, 2012 8:35pm PST

Illinois Barns 2012

Updated: Feb 11, 2012 10:34am PST

Christmas

Updated: Jan 03, 2012 8:09pm PST

Deer Camp 2011

Updated: Nov 25, 2011 8:09pm PST

Puppies

Updated: Oct 23, 2011 6:36pm PST

Shell Lake 4th of July

Updated: Jul 24, 2011 4:03pm PST

Naperville Inauguration 5/1/2011

Updated: May 01, 2011 8:42pm PST

Sue

Updated: Apr 03, 2011 7:04pm PST

Mergansers 3-11

Updated: Mar 20, 2011 6:16pm PST

St. Pat's parade 2011

Updated: Mar 12, 2011 7:12pm PST

Joe-Heap

Updated: Feb 22, 2011 8:42pm PST

Illinois Barns

Updated: Feb 15, 2011 7:45pm PST

Sports Action

Updated: Feb 02, 2011 3:55pm PST

Hockey

Updated: Dec 23, 2010 8:36pm PST

Deer Camp 2010

Updated: Nov 26, 2010 6:24pm PST

Joe's Council Campaign

Updated: Oct 06, 2010 7:34pm PST

car

Updated: Jul 26, 2010 8:32pm PST

Blast Softball

Updated: Jul 17, 2010 8:18pm PST

Blast Softball

Updated: Jul 17, 2010 12:26pm PST

Carolina Baseball 2010

Updated: Apr 18, 2010 3:34pm PST

Plainfield Hockey

All of the action shots are here now, thanks

Updated: Feb 25, 2010 9:34pm PST

Other Creatures

Updated: Jan 30, 2010 3:10pm PST

Flowers, Etc.

Updated: Jan 30, 2010 2:52pm PST

Here's Sebastian

Updated: Dec 25, 2009 6:20pm PST

Veteran's Hill

Updated: Nov 08, 2009 8:05pm PST

Tar Heel Baseball 10-23, 24 2009

Updated: Oct 25, 2009 7:25pm PST

Lumberkings

Updated: Aug 13, 2009 5:02pm PST

My Smug Mug

Updated: Aug 06, 2009 7:42pm PST

Senior Portraits

Updated: Jul 31, 2009 7:46pm PST

FLAG FOOTBALL

Updated: Jun 21, 2009 6:49pm PST

Bates Reunion

Updated: May 11, 2009 7:46pm PST

NYCA Law

Updated: Apr 28, 2009 7:59pm PST

UNC-Miami 4-19

Updated: Apr 26, 2009 8:45pm PST

UNC-Miami 4-18

Updated: Apr 25, 2009 11:32am PST

UNC-Miami 4/17

Updated: Apr 23, 2009 8:30pm PST

McElroy and Associates - One Wheaton Center

Updated: Mar 23, 2009 8:04pm PST

St. Pat's Parade

Updated: Mar 14, 2009 9:11pm PST

Campaign Pics

Updated: Mar 11, 2009 7:51pm PST

Teamwork Handyman

Updated: Jan 13, 2009 2:47pm PST

Christmas Portraits

Updated: Dec 14, 2008 9:24am PST

Redhawk Wrestling 11-26-08

Was not able to shoot everyone, but I promise to attend more meets thi ...

Updated: Nov 27, 2008 8:56pm PST

Hyannis Mets 2008

Updated: Jul 31, 2008 5:56am PST

Lisowski Portraits

Updated: Jun 29, 2008 1:42pm PST

Tar Heels at the CWS 2008

Updated: Jun 25, 2008 7:32am PST

Dawn

Updated: Jun 13, 2008 9:06pm PST

Dublinski Shell Lake Compound

Updated: May 25, 2008 7:54am PST

Redhawk Baseball 5/13/08 vs. NN

Updated: May 19, 2008 5:26pm PST

Redhawk Volleyball - 5/13/08 vs. WWS

Updated: May 16, 2008 6:43pm PST

Naperville Central Baseball vs. WWS 5/8/08

Updated: May 09, 2008 4:29pm PST

Z Portraits

Updated: May 08, 2008 9:03am PST

Tar Heel Baseball 3/29/08 vs. NC State

Updated: Apr 12, 2008 9:16pm PST

Tar Heel Baseball 3/28/08 vs. NC State

Updated: Apr 06, 2008 8:24pm PST

Tar Heel Baseball 2/24/08 vs. Florida Atlantic

Updated: Mar 01, 2008 5:17pm PST

Tar Heel Baseball 2/23/08 vs. Florida Atlantic

Updated: Mar 01, 2008 9:47am PST

Tar Heel Baseball 2/22/08 vs. Florida Atlantic

Updated: Feb 25, 2008 7:34pm PST

Positioning Success

Updated: Feb 18, 2008 6:02pm PST

Dublinski Christmas

Updated: Dec 27, 2007 9:08pm PST

DuPage Dragons - 7/12

Updated: Dec 02, 2007 5:59pm PST

Tarheel Baseball - Fall Series Game 4

Updated: Oct 30, 2007 3:42am PST

Jones Photos

Updated: Aug 05, 2007 8:18pm PST

Wiseman-Hughes

Updated: Aug 04, 2007 8:38pm PST

NCHS Volleyball - 3/30 WWS Tournament

Updated: Jul 11, 2007 8:47pm PST

Bloomingdale Navy Playoffs

Updated: Jul 05, 2007 4:20pm PST

Ashwood Park Clubhouse Opens

Updated: Jul 02, 2007 9:18pm PST

Counter Solutions

Updated: May 28, 2007 8:12am PST

Blooomingdale Navy, 5/14

Updated: May 14, 2007 10:04pm PST

Smykal Builders

Updated: May 07, 2007 4:21am PST

NCHS Baseball vs. Nequa Valley 3/31

several more to post, come back later

Updated: Apr 08, 2007 9:46am PST

NCHS Baseball v. Fremd 3/24

Updated: Apr 01, 2007 6:36pm PST

Reserve One Portraits

Updated: Mar 16, 2007 9:18pm PST

NCHS Girls Basketball vs. Glenbard North 1/20/07

all photos are posted.

Updated: Feb 04, 2007 11:52am PST

Robin & Terry's Wedding

All photos are now loaded

Updated: Jan 06, 2007 8:02am PST

NCHS Baseball State Champ Recognition Night

Updated: Dec 27, 2006 8:04pm PST

The Mueller 50th

Updated: Nov 05, 2006 3:41pm PST

Competition

Updated: Oct 30, 2006 5:58pm PST

Redhawk Soccer - 2006 Regional Champs

Updated: Oct 22, 2006 11:32pm PST

Car Show - Last Fling

Updated: Sep 25, 2006 3:52pm PST

White Sox - Triple Crown Champs

More Photos on the way

Updated: Aug 10, 2006 10:09pm PST

White Sox - Bloomington Tournament

Updated: Aug 02, 2006 7:46pm PST

White Sox Carbondale Tournament

Updated: Jul 14, 2006 5:18am PST

White Sox Northwestern Tournament

Updated: Jul 05, 2006 4:26pm PST

NCHS Baseball - IHSA State Champions

Updated: Jun 29, 2006 7:45pm PST

White Sox - Cincinatti Tournament

Updated: Jun 29, 2006 4:56am PST

NCHS Baseball - IHSA State Semi Final Winners

Updated: Jun 12, 2006 7:32am PST

NCHS Baseball, IHSA Quarter Final Winners

Updated: Jun 10, 2006 9:29am PST

NCHS Baseball, IHSA Super Sectional Champs, 6/5

Updated: Jun 06, 2006 6:07am PST

NCHS Baseball, IHSA Sectional Champs 6/3

Updated: Jun 03, 2006 11:52am PST

NCHS Baseball vs. Batavia 5/31

Updated: May 31, 2006 9:18pm PST

NCHS Baseball, IHSA Regional Champs 5/27

Updated: May 27, 2006 7:51pm PST

NCHS Baseball v. W.N. 5/22

Updated: May 27, 2006 1:47pm PST

NCHS Baseball - 5/15, 5/16, 5/18. 5/19. 5/20

Updated: May 23, 2006 7:02am PST

NCHS Playoffs vs. Benet Academy

Updated: May 23, 2006 5:35am PST

NCHS Baseball - 4/29, 5/2, 5/4, 5/5

Updated: May 06, 2006 10:03pm PST

The Great Egg Hunt of 2006

Updated: May 03, 2006 10:18pm PST

NCHS Baseball - 4/21, 4/22, 4/25, 4/27

Updated: Apr 28, 2006 9:02pm PST

NCHS Baseball DVC - 4/11, 4/13. 4/17. 4/19

Updated: Apr 20, 2006 9:51pm PST

NCHS Baseball Spring Training

Updated: Apr 12, 2006 8:31pm PST

NCHS Basketball vs. NN 3/3/06

Updated: Mar 10, 2006 9:25pm PST

NCHS Winter Dance '06

Updated: Feb 11, 2006 8:13pm PST

NCHS Hockey Red vs. NN 2/4/06

Updated: Feb 09, 2006 10:16pm PST

NCHS Basketball vs. Lockport

Updated: Feb 08, 2006 9:25pm PST

Redhawk Hockey White

Updated: Dec 23, 2005 7:22pm PST

NCHS Hockey Red vs. Naperville Nrth

Updated: Dec 13, 2005 9:36pm PST

Redhawk Hockey Black

Updated: Nov 11, 2005 8:03pm PST

NCHS Arrowettes Fall '05

Updated: Oct 20, 2005 8:17pm PST

NCHS Marching Band & Spirits '05

Updated: Oct 18, 2005 11:17pm PST