Photographers Direct Newsletter: March 2007

 

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Newsletter March 2007

 

Contributors:
Jock Fistick, Axis-5 Images, Belgium
Casper Cammeraat, Casper Cammeraat Photography, Netherlands
Michael DeFreitas, Travel Snaps, Canada
Adam Papadatos, Adam Papadatos Photography, United Kingdom
Fred Voetsch, Fred Voetsch Publishing, United States
paul prescott, Paul Prescott Photography, Germany
Chris Overgaard, COVERPIX™ Studios Ltd., Norway
Kevin Palmer, Superior Image, Canada
Jerry Monkman, EcoPhotography, United States
Eric Bard, RetroStockPix.com, United States
Ariadne Van Zandbergen, The Africa Image Library, South Africa
Nick Lewis, Nick Lewis Photography, United Kingdom
Anthony Asael, Art In All Of Us, Belgium
William Crane, Davids Photography, Inc., United States
Laura Romin & Larry Dalton, Wildlife Reflections Photography, United States
Gavin Gough, Photofina, United Kingdom
Terry Wild, Terry Wild Stock, United States
Paul Pedersen, Papsnap/Picture-That, United Kingdom
Geoff Dore, Geoff Dore Photography, United Kingdom
Darlene Bordwell, Ambient Light Photography, United States

 
   
 

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

 
   
photo by Jock Fistick

Jock Fistick of Axis-5 Images has just added a new collection of model released stock photography to his keyword searchable e-commerce website at http://www.fistick.com.

His new web site features a revolutionary automated rights manged licensing engine: Just enter your usage criteria - get a price instantly - pay via credit card - and download your high resolution files immediately. It couldn't be easier!

Other website features include:

- Direct online print ordering
- Free instant "comp" downloads
- Private Light-Boxes to organize your images
- An ever growing searchable archive of editorial, travel corporate and advertising stock photography


Jock Fistick
Axis-5 Images
Belgium
phone: +32 497 48 5040
jock@fistick.com
www.fistick.com

 
photo by Casper Cammeraat
 

Casper Cammeraat has a large collection of Dutch and European images and teaches photography workshops in the Netherlands and France.

Recognizing the symbolic impact of many of his nature photographs, combined with a life long interest in psychological and spiritual beliefs and systems, he has started (re)designing images towards visualizing inspirational and philosophical concepts, views, values, virtues.

Caspar has exhibited photographic series like: “Visions of a blue planet” , “Essence revisited” , Shambhala remembered” . Have a look at: http://www.cascam.nl/Galerie.htm
Based on “no cure, no pay” he is offering his knowledge and skills to visualize concepts for bookcovers and magazine articles.

Travelschedule, open to commissions:
May: France and Suriname
June-August: France

 
 

Casper Cammeraat
Casper Cammeraat Photography
Netherlands
phone: +31644177160
casper.cammeraat@kb.nl
www.cascam.nl

 

 

Michael DeFreitas' maracas shot recently won "Best Cover Image" in the 2007 North American Travel Journalist Association’s awards contest. The image appeared on the cover of Interval World magazine in 2006. 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.

Over the last year Michael has added hundreds of topside and underwater images to his 60,000+ stock library. Recent topside and underwater additions include the Antarctic, Arctic, Bahamas and various other Caribbean islands, Canada’s Northwest Territories, Chile, Cook Islands, Cancun, Cozumel, Easter Island, Fiji, Galapagos, Malta, Norway, Palau, Tonga, Western Samoa and Yap.

Over the next three months Michael will be shooting both topside and underwater images in the Antarctic, Argentina, California, Jordan and Quebec. He is available for piggyback assignments in both digital and film formats.

 
 

Michael DeFreitas
Travel Snaps
Canada
phone: 604-946-5505
michaeld@travel-snaps.com
www.travel-snaps.com

 

UK based photographer Adam Papadatos has a newly designed website. Specialising in interiors and still-life photography visit www.adampapadatos.co.uk to view his distinctive portfolio.

Contact Adam by email or telephone to arrange commissions.


Adam Papadatos
Adam Papadatos Photography
United Kingdom
phone: 07801 929858
hello@adampapadatos.co.uk
www.adampapadatos.co.uk

photo by Adam Papadatos

At PicturesOf.Net new photos are added daily.

The site offers photos of the Western United States as well as many other subjects. Photos are by Oregon photographer Fred Voetsch.


Fred Voetsch
Fred Voetsch Publishing
United States
phone: 541-618-3381
fred@picturesof.net
www.picturesof.net/

photo by Fred Voetsch
 

Paul Prescott has been travelling the world for the past 10 years as a travel photographer, either by bike in India, New Zealand, France, Thailand and Cambodia or by public transport in South/Central America capturing the essence of life around the world, whether human beings or animals.

In May and June 2007, Paul will be cycling through ISRAEL, discovering the rich cultures and landscapes this rather small country has to offer. He will be visiting all major landmarks with his own perspective. Also trying to get a closer understanding of the present day situation between all its people.

If you have any requests or assignments for this journey, please do not hesitate to contact him.

You can see more of Paul's work on his website (over 1500 travel photos categorised by country and themes & over 700 searchable stock photos online).

 
 

Paul Prescott
Paul Prescott Photography
Germany
phone: +491624510851
paulprescott72@hotmail.com
www.paulprescott.com

 

photo by Chris Overgaard
 

COVERPIX™ specialize in a wide range of images with a maritime and marine flair. Their stock files also include image subjects such as adventure travel etc. Past clients include: web site developers, advertising professionals, publishing houses, real estate groups, television networks and travel organizations. Please visit our new images from;

Norway - Lofoten Archipelago - summer 2006 images
http://library.coverpix.com/viewdir.tlx?albumid=72147

 
 

Chris Overgaard
COVERPIX™ Studios Ltd.
Norway
phone: +47 - 980 38 188
pix@coverpix.com
www.coverpix.com

 

 

With close to 1,000 submitted images now on Photographer's Direct ranked 7 of 9 or better, and featured in Applied Arts Magazine in March 2007 AND with the distinction of gaining the top photography job in Canada for MacLaren/McCann (General Motors Sierra and Silverado) photographer Kevin Palmer's work has become a mainstream focus of those looking to sell more product faster utilizing interesting angles, clever studio and natural lighting and effort - plenty of extra effort.

 
 

Kevin Palmer
Superior Image
Canada
phone: 1-807-623-6832
kpalmer@tbaytel.net
www.superiorimagephotography.ca

 

In its new February issue, Photo District News (PDN), the recognized monthly “bible” of the professional photographic industry in the US, has selected Jerry and Marcy Monkman to represent the state of New Hampshire in its annual “50 States, 50 Photographers” survey of business conditions.

The Monkmans, who founded their Portsmouth-based “EcoPhotography” business in 1994, specialize in images of nature, travel destinations and outdoor recreation and adventure in the Northeastern US, as well as eastern Canada. Besides working for such high-profile clients as L.L. Bean and Princess Cruises, they do frequent shoots for environmentally-friendly non-profits like The Trust for Public Land and The Nature Conservancy as well as publishing books and conducting workshops. They also maintain a thriving online stock image venture at www.ecophotography.com


Jerry Monkman
EcoPhotography
United States
phone: 888-705-8274
nature@ecophotography.com
ecophotography.com

photo by Jerry Monkman
photo by Eric Bard
 

RetroStockPix.com are a collection of evocative Retro, Vintage Stock Photography images. Original photographs from the 1950's and 60's including the worlds largest collection of photographs of Wildwood, New Jersey's Doo Wop style Motels. The National Historic Trust, recently named Wildwood, New Jersey one of its 11 Most Endangered places. All photographs on the RetroStockPix.com web site are from the Aladdin Color Photography Collection of over 100,000 images from 1956 to today. The stock images are from Motels, Hotels, Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Car Dealerships, Boardwalk Rides, Amusement Parks, and many other businesses in the USA. Great shots of motel pools with women wearing swim caps, old guest rooms, many with black & white TV's showing nostalgic 1950's & 60's TV material. Car dealership with classic cars in the showroom windows or in front on display. RetroStockpix.com are adding to their collection continuously so photo buyers are advised to check in often.

 
 

Eric Bard
RetroStockPix.com
United States
phone: 856-727-0370
ebard@earthlink.net
www.RetroStockPix.com

 

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.

New material includes flowers and scenery in Namaqualand and Alexandria and the desert oasis Siwa in Egypt.

Ariadne welcomes any commissions on the African continent.

 
 

Ariadne Van Zandbergen
The Africa Image Library
South Africa
phone: +27 36 4481464
ariadne@hixnet.co.za
www.africaimagelibrary.com

 

photo by Nick Lewis
 

Nick Lewis has just launched a new site this week featuring his new stock library and studio services. The stock library is currently being built up using a large number of images that he has already submitted to Alamy. Nick is planning a number of stock projects this year that will all be channeled into the new library at images.nicklewis.net. You can find out more details via www.nicklewis.net. Nick is interested to hear from you to work on ideas to fill the gaps in the new library.

 
 

Nick Lewis
Nick Lewis Photography
United Kingdom
phone: 01252 549569
nickeblewis@gmail.com
www.nicklewis.net

 

photo by Anthony Asael
 

Award winning photographers Anthony Asael and Stephanie Rabemiafara both founders of Art in All of Us have travelled to more than 120 countries.

Art in All of Us is today supported by Unicef worldwide and aims at promoting creative multicultural exchanges throughout the 192 UN listed countries, using the universal language of Art. Their mission is to develop the creativity, curiosity and artistic sensitiveness of children all over the world by fostering a world of poetry, drawing and photography.

The websites shows just a representative selection of images from their impressive photo-library of over 90,000 digital images, covering a wide variety of subjects but with a special emphasis on portraits, children and landscape/travel imagery.

Anthony and Stephanie will be traveling to 56 countries in 2007, mainly in Central and Eastern Africa, Eastern Europe, South America and Central Asia. They are available for commission work in all those countries.

100% of all sales of photographs and commission work will be injected into Art in All of Us.

 
 

Anthony Asael
Art In All Of Us
Belgium
anthonyasael@artinallofus.org
www.artinallofus.org

 

Davids Photography, Inc.
Attention Editors, Art Directors, Researchers and other media buyers, you are some of the busiest professionals in the world! Many of you spend only 10% of your time actually choosing imagery for publication!

The rest of your time is spent making and returning phone calls, arranging shoots, arranging production and a host of other unglamorous tasks that make a publication possible.

Our web designer created the second button- ’’Publishers-View Stock”-with you in mind!

Media professionals are taken to a commercial page where they are able to view Raw images; then click on the image most suited to their needs. When you are satisfied the image is what you require, simply click the “Buy Rights-Managed” button to enter your usage needs.

You will be taken to our “Foto-Quote Pro” page (designed by Cradoc Bradshaw) where you can determine the cost of your choices based on industry standard usage guidelines.

No phone calls required! The image file will be downloaded directly to your office!! Ordering, paying and delivery is completed in one step!!


William Crane
Davids Photography, Inc.
United States
phone: 215.485.7957
info@phillyphotog.com
www.phillyphotog.com

photo by William Crane

Wildlife Reflections Photography provides stock photo images of wildlife portraiture and behavior (no captive animals are ever used), from North America, Central America, and Africa. Laura and Larry recently returned from a trip to Costa Rica, and will be traveling to Botswana in July, along with their regular trips to western U.S. National Parks - so, search their site for new images.


Laura Romin & Larry Dalton
Wildlife Reflections Photography
United States
phone: 801-816-1306
wildlifereflections@comcast.net
www.wildlifereflectionsphotography.com

photo by Laura Romin & Larry Dalton

The Photofina library hosts the images of award-winning freelance travel photographer Gavin Gough.

Recent additions to the library include fresh and engaging images from northern India, including:

- Delhi temples and shrines
- Life beside the Ganges at Varanasi
- Tibetan exiles in Dharamsala
- Pushkar Camel Fair
- Widows of Vrindavan
- Painted Havelis of Shekhawati

The library is fully searchable, has a lightbox facility and visitors may download comps or hi-res files for immediate use.


Gavin Gough
Photofina
United Kingdom
phone: +44 (0)7092 121117
gavin@photofina.com
www.photofina.com

photo by Gavin Gough
photo by Terry Wild
 

A large collection of late 1960's early 70's vintage photography by Terry Wild has been purchased by the Joseph Bellows Gallery in La Jolla, California. The gallery specializes in significant 20th Century American Photography.

The work purchased represents Terry's early California and Pennsylvania editorial landscapes. To view some of the collection visit this link:

http://www.josephbellows.com/artists/

 
 

Terry Wild
Terry Wild Stock
United States
phone: 570-745-3257
stock@twildstudio.com
www.twildstudio.com

 

You will find selections of Paul Pedersen's work on
www.papsnap.co.uk and www.picture-that.co.uk

Paul has just come back from Malaysia wih some great new material. To find the sites go to www.snap-happy.co.uk and click on the links,or go direct.

A new feature on the picture-that site is people can order from direct from the site and can also leave messages, all of which will be answered.

People like us need to hear from people like you, so take a look and drop him a line.


Paul Pedersen
Papsnap/Picture-That
United Kingdom
phone: 07733330162
paul@papsnap.co.uk
www.snap-happy.info

photo by Paul Pedersen

Geoff Doré is an award-winning freelance professional photographer based in England. His website shows just a representative selection of images (currently around 1,700 online and counting) from his stock photolibrary of over 130,000 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 www.geoffdore.com : 070312


Geoff Dore
Geoff Dore Photography
United Kingdom
phone: 07041 514133 or 01202 315326
photogdirect(at)geoffdore.demon.co.uk
www.geoffdore.com

photo by Geoff Dore
photo by Darlene Bordwell
 

JAMESTOWN, 400 YEARS: Darlene Bordwell, an independent U.S. assignment and stock photographer whose work has been published in books, calendars, and magazines worldwide, is now accepting requests for photos related to the commemoration of the 1607 founding of the Jamestown settlement in Virginia.

Darlene will travel to Jamestown VA in April 2007 for the 400th anniversary festivities. Among the events and sights she'll photograph are historical reenactments with costumed 'living historians,' Native American cultural events, and the ship Godspeed's journey up the James River and reenactment of its landing at Jamestown, as well as sights around Chesapeake Bay and along the Blue Ridge Parkway. If you are planning future articles or content on the Jamestown quadricentennial or colonial American history, she will be happy to add your requests or ideas to her shootlist. Please contact her by March 31st with any events or themes you would like to see for future publication or if you would like to be shown images upon her return in April.

Darlene offers a large and growing RM collection of editorial, people, landscape, and travel images. She continues to refine her Digital Railroad archive site at www.DarleneBordwell.com , which features accurately keyworded images, a fast search engine, handy comp and lightbox facilities, and quick high-res download capabilities. New photos are uploaded daily.

 
 

Darlene Bordwell
Ambient Light Photography
United States
phone: 518.658.9549
darbaby@gmail.com
www.darlenebordwell.com

 

 

 

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