Nate Billings
Photography Photographer

Nate Billings never planned to become a photojournalist. He took pictures as a hobby growing up and worked as an assistant for his father, a commercial still and video photographer, but chose to study English Literature in college. Billings did not consider photography as a career until he was offered a summer internship at The Oklahoman in 2000 while working as the photo editor at Oklahoma State University's student newspaper, The Daily O'Collegian. He stayed on at The Oklahoman when offered a job in the fall, saying he would keep working in photojournalism as long as he was having fun. And, he still is. Billings graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, Okla., and earned his bachelor's degree from OSU and his master's in English from the University of Central Oklahoma.


  • SUPing on the Oklahoma River

    Nate Billings | Published: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

        One of the things I enjoy about my job is getting to check out things I might like to try on my own. On Saturday, I photographed a stand up paddleboard class on the Oklahoma River. It looked like a lot of fun. It convinced me that I’ll have to try SUP on […]




Oklahoman Photo Dept Wed, Jan. 21 2015 08:52:54 PM CST #okstate Newberry goes to the basket against Texas Tech LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Wed, Jan. 21 2015 08:46:31 PM CST #okstate Cobbins dunks against Texas Tech. LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Wed, Jan. 21 2015 08:33:34 PM CST Nash drives to the basket during #okstate game against Texas Tech. LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Wed, Jan. 21 2015 08:23:20 PM CST Forte with a 3 during #okstate game against Texas Tech LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Sun, Jan. 18 2015 05:35:31 PM CST Sun sets as smoke fills the air near Merdian. #okfire. Photo:@sarahcphipps LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Sun, Jan. 18 2015 05:27:04 PM CST Firefighters put hotspots near Prairie Grove and S. Henney #okfire. Photo : @sarahcphipps LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Fri, Jan. 16 2015 11:08:49 PM CST Triple-double for @russwest44 in #thunder win. More pics: LINK LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Wed, Jan. 14 2015 09:58:59 PM CST Concert photos of @ericchurch at @ChesapeakeArena LINK LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Sat, Jan. 10 2015 04:02:02 PM CST Check out images from last night's Thunder win. Photos by @sarahcphipps: LINK LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Fri, Jan. 09 2015 09:53:06 PM CST #GarthBrooks in concert. A few more pics: LINK #GarthInTulsa LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Fri, Jan. 09 2015 09:24:21 PM CST #OKCThunder @russwest44 finishes it. Thunder 98 Utah 94. Photo: @sarahcphipps LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Fri, Jan. 09 2015 09:17:13 PM CST It's a ballgame LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Fri, Jan. 09 2015 09:14:32 PM CST #okcthunder waiters dunks. Photo: @sarahcphipps LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Fri, Jan. 09 2015 09:09:13 PM CST #okcthunder @KDTrey5 ties it. Photo@#: @sarahcphipps LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Fri, Jan. 09 2015 09:06:47 PM CST #okcthunder @russwest44 dunk. Photo: @sarahcphipps LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Fri, Jan. 09 2015 08:37:58 PM CST #okcthunder @KendrickPerkins goes up for 2. Photo: @sarahcphipps LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Fri, Jan. 09 2015 08:31:07 PM CST #okcthunder @sergeibaka9 for 3. Photo:@sarahcphipps LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Fri, Jan. 09 2015 07:55:10 PM CST #okcthunder @nickcollison4 and @KendrickPerkins defense. Photo: @sarahcphipps LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Fri, Jan. 09 2015 07:35:39 PM CST #okcthunder @russwest44 big dunk. Photo: @sarahcphipps LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Fri, Jan. 09 2015 07:35:01 PM CST #okcthunder Westbrook's big dunk. Photo: @sarahcphipps LINK

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