Susan Oliver is based in Cape Coral, FL.
My interest in photography began when I won an instamatic camera in a bingo game at age 13. My love of nature and the outdoors also began during my childhood, living in the midst of bayous, forests and beaches of southeast Texas. I discovered early on a love of being near water.
After moving to southwest Florida in 2015, I fell in love with the opportunities to be outdoors, photographing Florida scenes and wildlife, usually around the water I love.
My style evolved from stills of animals to adding a focus on the animal's surrounding environment. A beautiful bird is even more stunning in a beautiful environment. My goal is simply to show the beauty of the Earth and its inhabitants. How that is done varies depending on the subject, composition and location.
As for what is my motivation, I am hoping my photos will touch people .... will help people to care.....that there's a population of animals out there whose lives depend on the decisions of humans.
I now shoot solely digital on a Canon R5 and Canon 6d mark ii, with post processing in Lightroom and Photoshop.