Photographers Direct Newsletter: December 2006


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Newsletter December 2006


Ottmar Bierwagen, Bird Pictures Worldwide, Canada
Christine Osborne, World Religions Photo Library, United Kingdom
Geoff Dore, Geoff Dore Photography, United Kingdom
Fred Voetsch, Acclaim Images, United States
Felipe Rodriguez, Felipe Rodriguez Photography, Spain
Royce Bair, Stock Solution, United States
Michael Runkel, Michael Runkel Photographer, Germany
Michael DeFreitas, Travel Snaps, Canada
Carmen Hartzenberg, Images Of Africa, South Africa
John Burgreen, John In Japan, United States
Cary Anderson, Eagle Eye Pictures, United States
Ariadne Van Zandbergen, The Africa Image Library, South Africa
Nik Milner, Nik Milner Photography, Canada
Mike Veitch, Mike Veitch Photography, Canada
Steve Smith, World Of Stock, Canada
Laurence Delderfield, Laurence Delderfield Photography, Netherlands
David Knowles, DalynDigital Photography, United Kingdom
Ryan Cardone, Ryan Cardone Photography, United States
Chiz Dakin, , United Kingdom
Massimo Dallaglio,, Italy


All these contributors and thousands of other sources of professional images can be found on the Photographers Direct website.

photo by Ottmar Bierwagen

Spectrum Photofile has a new niche agency - only for birds. Bird Pictures Worldwide just hatched last week with 5,000 images from 28 photographers worldwide and are looking for more. From Giant Albatross to tiny hummingbirds, feel free to visit and do pardon the corny bird jokes on the home page. If it has feathers they probably have it, and if not, they know where to find it.


Ottmar Bierwagen
Bird Pictures Worldwide
phone: 1-647-288-1396


photo by Christine Osborne

Managing editor of World Religions PL, Christine Osborne, attended ICORET the first conference on religious tourism held last month in Nicosia. The first Christian governorate, Cyprus is rich in historic sites and Byzantine churches. Plans are to develop the island into a cultural bridge between Eastern and Orthodox religions. As well as images of religious art, the library has new stock on Zoroastrian rituals, Divali and Eid el Fitr. Contributions are sought on all aspects of Judaism.

Christine Osborne
World Religions Photo Library
United Kingdom
phone: 02077206951


Geoff Doré is an award-winning freelance professional photographer based in England. His website shows just a representative selection of images (currently around 1,500 online and counting) from his stock photolibrary of over 120,000 transparencies and digital images, covering a wide variety of subjects but with a special emphasis on nature/wildlife and landscape/travel imagery. Coverage includes editorial, pictorial, scientific, abstract and conceptual images.

His website has keyword and category search facilities, as well as extensive subject indexes, coupled with large clear thumbnail images, comprehensive image information, lightbox facility and fast page-loading.

New images have recently been uploaded - to see just these images enter the following code number into the Search box on : 061110


Geoff Dore
Geoff Dore Photography
United Kingdom
phone: 07041 514133 or 01202 315326


Acclaim Images is currently performing a complete image review of all 200,000+ images to make sure you see the best first.

Most all photos are also available as art prints and make outstanding Christmas gifts.

Some 220,000 photos and illustration are now available from more than 500 contributors covering all topics.

Fred Voetsch
Acclaim Images
United States
phone: 888-618-8723

photo by Fred Voetsch
photo by Felipe Rodriguez

Felipe Rodriguez is an award-wining Spanish photographer with a big photo collection covering a wide range of matters, from macro to cotemporary urban imagery; from sports to documentary. His work has been published in books and magazines worldwide and he has exhibited both in Spain and abroad.

In his photo collection you can find colourful, appealing images about Spain (Seville city, Andalusian landscapes, the successful Donana National Park series, Spanish culture and traditions like Easter processions and bullfighting), sports (professional Spanish football), stunning macro and nature shots, travel and experimental contemporary imagery.


Felipe Rodriguez
Felipe Rodriguez Photography
phone: 0034654558147


The Stock Solution is the creative choice for photo researchers and art directors who want to find fresh visual solutions. UPGRADE your photo search with:

- Free instant "comp" downloads (no watermarks)
- Unlimited lightboxes to organize and share images
- Online pricing: purchase & instantly download
- Both Royalty-free & Rights-managed images
- 250,000+ images. 20,000 added each month
- Over 750 photographers worldwide

Photographer inquiries are welcome.
(Photo credit: David Stoecklein - image #208355 - "Cowboy walking his horse"

Royce Bair
Stock Solution
United States
phone: 801-366-0430

photo by Royce Bair
photo by Michael Runkel

Michael Runkel just recently came back from a very successful photo shoot of the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean. In August he photographed for an american outdoor company their one week rafting trip through the Grand Canyon. Around Christmas and New Year Michael will travel for another photographic story to Ethiopia and Djibuti. In February the fairly undiscovered and untraveled North Algerian regions are on his agenda. Michael will continue shooting landscape and travel subjects around the world throughout 2007 and is available for travel assignment work.


Michael Runkel
Michael Runkel Photographer
phone: +49-1795968617



Michael DeFreitas' penguins through a window image recently won gold in a major North American photography contest. Michael specializes in topside and underwater adventure travel images from around the globe. His images appear regularly in many of the world's top travel magazines.

This year he has added hundreds of topside and underwater images to his 60,000+ stock library. Recent topside additions include Antarctica, Arctic, Canada's Northwest Territories, Chile, Galapagos, Norway, Palau, and Yap. Recent underwater coverage includes the Bahamas and various other Caribbean islands, Cancun, Cozumel, Easter Island, Malta, Palau, and Yap.

Over the next three months Michael will be shooting both topside and underwater images in the Antarctic, Bora Bora, the Cook Islands, Fiji, Jordan, Moorea, Papeete, Raiatea, Taha's Motu Mahana, and Tonga. He is available for piggyback assignments in both digital and film formats.


Michael DeFreitas
Travel Snaps
phone: 604-946-5505


photo by Carmen Hartzenberg

Visit Images of Africa to view their wonderful growing selection of unique African images. Over 40,000 images available to view!

New stock in on Kenya and Tanzania by photographer Ian Michler.

Contact them for wildlife, concept, extreme sport, flora, food, people and culture, travel and locations, tribal and marine - or visit their website for an African experience.


Carmen Hartzenberg
Images Of Africa
South Africa
phone: + 27 (021) 462 4360


photo by John Burgreen are moving away from the 8-bit stock photo model, to what they believe is a better route towards the future. Currently the market is saturated with 8-bit JPEG images, so they will be moving into only offering Right's Managed 16-bit TIFF and HDR Image licensing through their website. They believe the future of electronic media requires the next generation of stock images to have vivid, wonderful color depth. At present they are transitioning all of the files they had available. Look forward to a brighter future for image licensing. (Pun intended.)

HDRI Japan


John Burgreen
John In Japan
United States
phone: 011-81-9096515340


Cary Anderson, author of "Aurora, A Celebration of the Northern Lights" is offering photo/text packages featuring stunning nocturnal photography from Alaska and Canada.

Anderson explains the science of the aurora borealis phenomenon in terms anyone can appreciate. And he covers the relatively new subject of "aurora tourism" for adventure travelers seeking the extraordinary.

Click on "Aurora" and "Books" links at Anderson's website for additional illustration examples.

Cary Anderson
Eagle Eye Pictures
United States
phone: (907) 745-1950 or...

photo by Cary Anderson
photo by Ariadne Van Zandbergen

The Africa Image Library is the personal library of Ariadne Van Zandbergen. It provides extensive coverage of the wildlife, cultures, architecture and scenery of Africa. The library is run by the photographer, who has an intimate knowledge of Africa - and her stock - and will deal personally with all requests, no matter how extensive or obscure.
Ariadne will be photographing in Egypt in January and welcomes any commissions.


Ariadne Van Zandbergen
The Africa Image Library
South Africa
phone: +27 36 4481464


photo by Nik Milner

Nik Milner has recently relocated to Toronto, Canada shooting still life, corporate, people and medical images. He specialises in rotational panoramics using 152 and 360 degree cameras giving a unique perspective view of landscapes, cityscapes and interiors. He is now available for commissions.

Latest shoots in Canada for Manulife Insurance and KORAX and The Globe Theatre, GOOGLE and Syner-comm in England. His new folio is being shown to Art Buyers and Art Directors in Toronto and he is currently working on two personal panoramic projects - University Campus's and Downtown Toronto 'From Street to Sky'.

Member of The AOP and CAPIC


Nik Milner
Nik Milner Photography
phone: (001) 416-302-7998


photo by Mike Veitch

Mike Veitch has recently returned from two weeks of underwater photography in the Tulamben area of Bali, Indonesia. He was able to capture many of the weird and wonderful critters indigenous to the area as well as many outstanding images of the USS Liberty Wreck. Mike has also just launched a new interactive website showcasing his underwater photography workshops:


Mike Veitch
Mike Veitch Photography
phone: 604 541 3966



World of Stock would like to take this opportunity to thank our many new and existing customers for contributing to our continued growth and success in 2006. As one of the few remaining truly independent general stock photo agencies we just can't say enough about how much we appreciate your loyalty, support and feedback.

Look for more exciting new content, additional features and the same personalized service we are known for in 2007.

Happy Holidays from the team at World of Stock.


Steve Smith
World Of Stock
phone: +1.604.942.8089


photo by Laurence Delderfield

Netherlands based photographer Laurence Delderfield has recently launched his high resolution stock image picture library

The fully automated e-commerce database covers a broad photographic spectrum and allows registered users to keyword search and download pictures which have been pre-sized into four handy formats.

Laurence’s work is widely used in the advertising and editorial fields and will appeal especially to picture editors, advertising and PR bureaus, graphic designers, book publishers , travel, nature and lifestyle magazines as well as art, card and calender producers. New images are uploaded on a daily basis so please check out “what’s new” to see the latest content.

Laurence is also able to undertake commisions for travel, advertising and editorial projects.


Laurence Delderfield
Laurence Delderfield Photography
phone: 0031 314363900


photo by David Knowles

The Dalyndigital Photography collection is continuing to add Images of Nature in all her guises to their portfolio. These include an ever expanding collection of animals, birds, reptiles and insects from around the world.

Also expanding is their collection of travel images from Europe, UK, USA, Canada, and they are currently in the process of adding images from their recent trip to the Red Sea of Egypt and Jordan.

Images shown are only a small proportion of their collection - if you have any special requests please email them and they will try and match your requirements.


David Knowles
DalynDigital Photography
United Kingdom
phone: 01454 885983


Ryan Cardone uses his experience in water sports and outdoor life to capture candid and original shots. As a graduate from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, he is also well versed in studio work. His belief is that every photo should demand attention. With attention, you can deliver a message that may set a trend, create inspiration, build desire, or generate the impulse to live richer.

Let Ryan Cardone work with you to create the image that will demand attention from your audience so that you may deliver your message. He is available for commission or choose from his library of ocean, water, and life related stock images.

Ryan Cardone
Ryan Cardone Photography
United States
phone: (805)-322-8555

photo by Ryan Cardone
photo by Chiz Dakin

Always keen on outdoor pursuits (especially those that involve mountains or water!), photography and travelling, Chiz Dakin has decided to combine her passions and has recently turned pro.

As part of her quest to enlarge her portfolio of landscape and travel images she is travelling to Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua & Costa Rica Jan-Feb 2007.

Her new website is still undergoing construction - but images from this trip should help fill out most of the remaining "under construction" areas.

She is interested in hearing from anyone wanting specific images from these areas or who is interested in commisioning her for exclusive travel photography while she is out there. Please email her to discuss your requirements.

She is also interested in hearing from people wanting specific mountain/travel images as she has further trips planned for later in 2007 to other regions.


Chiz Dakin

United Kingdom
phone: 07812 001505



Massimo Dallaglio, a photographer and journalist based in Italy, is available for any travel assignment.

He is the official photographer of Flavio Briatore club: the Billionaire.

You can check out on his website: celebrity portraits and recent images of West Coast USA and Dominican Republic. He has a large stock of Italian locations.


Massimo Dallaglio
phone: +393491503610




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