Photographers Direct Newsletter: December 2007


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Newsletter December 2007


Richard Osbourne, Blue Pearl Photographic, United Kingdom
Jonah Calinawan,, Canada
Ariadne Van Zandbergen, The Africa Image Library, South Africa
Chris Willson, TRAVEL 67, Japan
Dave Reede, Dave Reede Photography, Canada
Joe and Becky Gibbons,, United States
Jack Cox, Travel Pics Pro, Spain
Darren Williams, Landscape And Nature Photography UK, United Kingdom
Steve Smith, World Of Stock, Canada
SERDAR, Project LA2BA - A Photographic Expedition, The Americas
Alan Skyrme, Alan Skyrme Photography, Brazil
Margaret M. Savino, Lingering Eclipse Studio, United States
John Higby, Natural Life Photography, United States
Serena Bowles, Serenity Photography, United Kingdom
Anna Scharf, Anna Scharf Photography, Switzerland
Tamsyn Jarvis, Adams Picture Library T/a Apl, United Kingdom
James + Courtney, Turner Forte Photography, United States
Stuart Silvermore, Silverport Pictures, United Kingdom


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

photo by Richard Osbourne

Photographic art company Blue Pearl have launched their new artworks website -

It contains 500 images specially chosen for putting on walls. Very popular with interior designers and architects, the images are divided into 16 categories including Details of Nature, Abstracts, Mysterious Trees and Landscapes.

These unique collections are all very high resolution (minimum 80MB) and include monster 500MB drum-scanned panoramics suitable for large walls.

The images are available for licensing for all purposes.


Richard Osbourne
Blue Pearl Photographic
United Kingdom
phone: 01603 629437



You know how pasta immediately conjures Italy; teriyaki brings to mind Japan; and curry evokes India?

Food and culture are inextricably linked. Food defines a people, a cuisine, a country. At, Jonah Calinawan photographs food from a cultural perspective. Could ethnic food photography compliment your next publication or your website? Bookmark for future reference.

If you are researching food picture needs for a specific country right now, contact Jonah with your food photography request by going to his website and completing the contact form.

NEW this month at Japanese Food, An Overview in Pictures. Visit today.


Jonah Calinawan


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.
A new selection of Madagascar images is now available.


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



Based in Okinawa, Chris Wilson specializes in capturing iconic images of Japan. For nearly a decade he has traveled extensively around the country, from the cobbled streets of Kyoto to the neon lit alleyways of Tokyo, from Hokkaido’s snowy peaks to Okinawa’s tropical beaches.

As a writer Chris can supply magazine editors with the text to accompany images from simple captions to entire features. Over the coming months he will be heading north to Toya-ko shooting images in readiness for the G8 summit, and traveling south to Yongauni for encounters with hammerhead sharks and underwater ruins.


Chris Willson
phone: 81 90 1367 9198



Dave Reede Photography produces premium quality stock photography on Canadian subject matter including agriculture, outdoor recreation, the landscape and industry.


Dave Reede
Dave Reede Photography
phone: 204-253-7445


photo by Joe And Becky  Gibbons features the work of published Photographers Joe and Becky Gibbons. They offer stock images of the American Southeast. State coverage includes Florida, Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Maryland.

In order to meet your image needs, offers the convenience of a keyword search and electronic stock list. New images are regularly added. is based in Central Florida and willing to travel for assignments.

Joe And Becky Gibbons
United States
phone: 407-929-6273

photo by Jack Cox

Travel Pics Pro! Whats in a name?

Travel Pics Pro offers so much more than just 'travel pictures', the diversity which you will find there is quite amazing. Jack Cox passionately believes that his collection of over 5000 'photos for and of every situation' will give you exactly what you are searching for.

If you do not see exactly what you need, please email Jack who will search his archives for your request, or shoot something for you.

Jack is a well grounded and talented photographer, who appreciates and photographs anything out of the ordinary, he simply photographs what he believes will be sought. From Wildlife, to Farm Machinery and even more recently the taboo subject of 'uncycled waste' and the much debated Wind turbines, it is all there.

Do not be fooled by the name of this site, it provides Photographs for Everyone!


Jack Cox
Travel Pics Pro
phone: +34 951047258



Darren Williams Landscape and Nature Photography contains selected images. It contains landscapes, seascapes, and various nature photographs.

Prints are for sale at a very reasonable price. All of Darren's images are royalty free.


Darren Williams
Landscape And Nature Photography UK
United Kingdom
phone: 07870568418



World of Stock would like to thank all of our clients, contributors and partners for their help in making 2007 another growth year for them. As a 100% independent stock photo library they have to work extra hard to earn their clients trust and continued business. In 2007 World of Stock managed to grow their library size by approximately 50% and now have over 140,000 tightly edited stock photos (both Royalty Free and Rights Managed), currently representing over 100 talented photographers that span the globe.

World of Stock's aim, however, is not to be the biggest, but to continue to provide a higher standard of wide ranging imagery and to provide a level of personalized customer service not easily found elsewhere. They look forward to another successful year in 2008.

Wishing you a Safe and Happy Holiday Season.


Steve Smith
World Of Stock
phone: 1.866.851.4967, intl+1.604.942.8089



Serdar Sunny Unal has started his five month expedition to document a solo journey from the United States to Central and South America on a motorcycle. The expedition will cover over 16,000 miles through 12 countries, providing a vast supply of exceptional photographic opportunities and a rare chance to meet the contrasting cultures of an entire continent.

If you are interested in receiving on spec editorial submissions during and following the journey, or have assignments on course, please contact the photographer via email.

Serdar is a Los Angeles based photographer specializing in people, location, architecture, food, and underwater imagery. His work can be seen at


Project LA2BA - A Photographic Expedition
The Americas



Alan Skyrme Photography has an extensive range of "off the peg" media package (CD / DVD etc) and book cover images and will shortly be adding the final collection for 2007 to its library. "Tailor made" image commissions are accepted throughout the year.

During the 1st quarter of 2008 Alan Skyrme will be in UK, Brazil, Cambodia and Thailand.

Alan would like to take this opportunity to wish all existing and prospective clients a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous 2008.


Alan Skyrme
Alan Skyrme Photography
phone: +44 07789 628956 or +55 41 9997 3808



Visit A Lingering Eclipse Studio website with daily additions to the current 1700 online photos. Also, request a custom lightbox selected from the offline 60,000 stock collection where all areas of stock photography are represented.

The owner and principal photographer is Margaret M. Savino, an ASPP member photographer as well as an Exhibiting Photographer at PictureHouse Chicago 2007.

Innovative images, conceptual design and technical precision are the hallmarks of the photographer's work. She specializes in Portraiture, Multi-Cultural and Nature Macro photography. Images are useful for museum, educational, editorial, corporate and advertising needs.

New subject ares include green / environmental sustainability images for advertising and social responsibility campaigns, as well as an extensive collection of aerial and cloud formation photos.

Margaret is bi-lingual in Spanish & English, and available for assignment photography anywhere in the world.


Margaret M. Savino
Lingering Eclipse Studio
United States
phone: 715-369-9098



John Higby is a Eugene, Oregon based Nature Stock Photographer. He has recently returned from a shooting trip including: Oregon, Idaho, Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Tetons, Colorado, New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle. His new website: is just beginning to show the fruits of this trip. Images of Landscapes, Waterfalls, Wildflowers, Fungi, Sunrises & Sunsets and Abstracts will be added to regularly.

John is available for assignments in the Pacific Northwest. Call him @ 541-324-8849.


John Higby
Natural Life Photography
United States
phone: 541-324-8849


photo by Serena Bowles

Serena Bowles has recently returned from a photographic assignment to Morocco and has added several hundred images from Marrakech to her growing collection of stock images.

Having travelled extensively over the last ten years, Serena's portfolio contains images from the African continent, including many underwater shots from the Red Sea, along with pictures from Asia and Australasia.

Serena is based in South East England, and her collection includes a comprehensive selection from Kent and the surrounding areas. She is available for assignments within Great Britain, and beyond.


Serena Bowles
Serenity Photography
United Kingdom
phone: 07912 525443



Anna Scharf, based in Zürich (Switzerland), has her new web site online featuring a number of exciting galleries: sports (bodybuilding), flowers, animals, people, abstract and others. Anna Scharf will be travelling to Krakow (Poland) at the end of December 2007, plans to travel to Milano (Italy) in January 2008 and to Florida in May 2008. Should you be looking for any particular photo series from these places, do not hesitate to contact her.


Anna Scharf
Anna Scharf Photography
phone: 0041765704466



You've got to pull a cracker or two..

What long-haired, synthetic, flare-tastic fun was had in the 1970's (but thank goodness we realized that we could make clothing using other colours apart from brown).

Fashion is an everyday part of each our lives. Each decade attempts to create its own defined look and feel for us to reflect on with amazement, amusement and sometimes jaw-dropping awe!

APL's number of online images is increasing with a balance of retro fashion images dating back from the late sixties to present day fashion images being submitted to APL now, alongside all their other themes: Art, Children, Architecture, Business, Concepts, Electrical, Design elements, Education, Entertainment, Families, Food, Health, Industry, Landscapes & Nature, Lifestyles, Medical, Military, Religion, Sport, Transport, Travel & Wildlife.


Tamsyn Jarvis
Adams Picture Library T/a Apl
United Kingdom
phone: 0844 8000378


photo by James + Courtney

Turner Forte Photography launched their new stock site this month. Their collection contains worldwide travel, adventure, nature, and underwater images from many destinations.

Turner Forte Photography is the combined talent of husband and wife team Courtney Turner Forte and James Forte. They are avid hikers, kayakers, campers, skiers and scuba divers and have a camera in hand while engaging in these activities.

Recent coverage includes whales, bears, glaciers, and ice kayaking in Alaska.

Please contact their studio for assignment, portfolio, and stock requests. Visit their site to search the growing image collection!


James + Courtney
Turner Forte Photography
United States
phone: 805.698.3483



Silverport Pictures - your complete picture provider.

A special combination of picture research, photo library and
photography services ready to meet your picture needs.
The company covers many subjects, with a emphasis on coastal and maritime themes.

So whatever your picture requirements we can source, search and supply the photo you want either direct from the in- house collection or through excellent, well-established picture contacts.

Please feel free to explore the website and discover new horizons with just one click...


Stuart Silvermore
Silverport Pictures
United Kingdom
phone: +44 (0) 1752 269494




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