Welcome to my home page. Please take a few minutes and let me share some of my work with you. I am especially passionate about the unique places I visit and photograph.
I have many "galleries" on my site. Over the past eight years, I have been honored to have several exhibits at different locations in the Atlanta area. Most recently, "Let There Be Light," an exhibit of both color and infrared images presented on large canvases. These were on exhibit in 2018 at the Sewell Mill Library and Cultural Center in Marietta, Georgia. Also among the galleries here are photographs from my exhibit, "In a Different Light," featuring infrared photographs from my travels to Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, and various locations in the United States. I was also honored to have an exhibit in 2011 of my photography connected with the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Many of these photos from the exhibit are featured in the gallery, "Towering Views: Remembering the World Trade Center Ten Years After 9/11." I hope to extend this series by photographing the rebuilt area around Ground Zero to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11.
I will be adding more galleries to my portfolio, so be sure to visit again. You are welcome to add comments to any of the galleries if you wish. Thanks and enjoy!
David Batley has been capturing images for over forty years, starting with a simple Kodak rangefinder camera loaned from his grandmother when he traveled to Southeast Asia with the Army in the late 60's. Through the years, David has been passionate about his photography and has enjoyed the experiences of both film (35mm and medium format) and digital. He works as a versatile freelancer with the objective of providing a unique look at many types of subject matter, whether it be event oriented, documentary, or fine art.
David's favorite subjects are those which lean towards a dramatic perspective, especially those that can be made more interesting with infrared photography.
Besides his freelancing, David teaches photography, with an emphasis on digital. He is currently teaching at The Peachtree School of Photography, located in Marietta, Georgia and The Art Place and the Art Station at Big Shanty, both in Cobb County, and the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell, Georgia. David also conducts periodic photo workshops and is available to teach private lessons (one-on-one), lead photo expeditions and provide documentary photography.
Please see the schedule of classes listed below on this page. If you wish to inquire about private lessons or need details about scheduled classes, please contact David.
Basic Digital Photography - This class is for those wanting to move beyond using the "automatic" settings and gain confidence for using the different modes and features built into your digital camera. The class is designed for one session that will get you started learning and inspire you to learn more. Basic Digital Photography is taught at the Peachtree School of Photography in Marietta is small classes or privately.
Creative Digital Photography - A three-session workshop designed for beginners as well as those with some experience in digital photography. Beginning with a basic understanding of controls and features of your camera, this class covers variety of topics including creative ways to make your photography more fun and enjoyable. Also covered is an understanding of creative lighting techniques, printing your photos, and proper techniques for storing and archiving your images. This workshop is taught at The Art Place in Marietta, The Art Station in Kennesaw, and the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell.
What Do I Do With All These Photos? Learning to Manage Your Images and Gain Peace of MInd - Do you have thousands of images on your computer hard drive, camera memory cards, CDs, DVDs, or smart phone? Learn proper ways to manage your images, organizing them and storing them safely. This workshop will get you started. Taught in both one or two sessions, this workshop is periodically scheduled at The Peachtree School of Photogarphy in Marietta, The Art Place in Marietta, The Art Station in Kennesaw, and the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell.
You can contact David by e-mail at [email protected], or by phone at (404) 314-6359.