Photographers Direct Newsletter: September 2008


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Newsletter September 2008


Patricia Fenn, Patricia Fenn Photography, Greece
Joe & Becky Gibbons, AmericanScapes, Inc., United States
Brian Moyes, Brian Moyes Photography, United Kingdom
andy myatt, Andy Myatt Photography, United Kingdom
Margaret M. Savino, A Lingering Eclipse Studio, United States
Peter Oxley, Peter Oxley Photography, Japan
Vladimir Sidoropolev, Vladimir Sidoropolev Photography, Russia
Colin Munro, Marine Bio-images, United Kingdom
Debbie Moore, Debbie Moore Photography, United States
Alan Skyrme, Alan Skyrme Photography, Brazil
Steven Coach, Digital Design, United States
Robert Hudson, Open Aspect Photography, United Kingdom
Christine Osborne, Christine Osborne Pictures, United Kingdom
Kate Wyrwas, Tips Images, United Kingdom
Tamsyn Jarvis, Adams Picture Library T/a Apl, United Kingdom
Ottmar Bierwagen, Spectrum Photofile Inc., Canada


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

photo by Patricia Fenn

November the 2nd - From only 176.50 pounds per person per CRUISE including half board!

Spend a week photographing Classical Greece and its glorious architecture. For beginners to professionals this photography cruise is a great opportunity to pick up tips, capture selling images for your portfolio, and have a great time with like-minded people.

Free tutorials and photography guidance with quizzes, prizes, and an opportunity to visit: the ancient citadel of Mycenae, Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic games, the religious and historical ancient site of Delphi, ancient Corinth, Nafplio and the Acropolis in all it's glory. Sail through the Corinth Canal.

Patricia Fenn, an English photographer working out of the Greek Islands of Crete and Rhodes, will be co-leading the photography cruise. Contact Patricia, For a FURTHER 30% discount. But hurry, places are going fast!


Patricia Fenn
Patricia Fenn Photography
phone: (0030) 28950 31149


photo by Joe & Becky Gibbons features the work of published photography/writing team, Joe and Becky Gibbons. They offer stock images of the American Southeast and photo/text packages per your request. State coverage includes Florida, Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina, South 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 & Becky Gibbons
AmericanScapes, Inc.
United States
phone: 407-929-6273

photo by Brian Moyes

Based in Central Scotland, Brian Moyes has been a keen photographer for over thirty years specialising in Scottish landscapes, wildlife and historical sites.

Prior to the recent launch of his own website he has sold images via stock libraries which have been used by various well known publishers and organisations in books, calendars, music CD covers and web design.

Brian's Stock Photography collection currently holds over 10,000 images and is updated regularly. In addition to his extensive range of Scottish images there are shots from other UK and European destinations as well as from countries such as Canada and Mexico.

Most of his images are also available as prints.


Brian Moyes
Brian Moyes Photography
United Kingdom
phone: 07776131958



Andy Myatt has just returned from China and has shots of The Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, The Great Wall and Guilin South China. Visit his web site for some examples.

Andy is going to Antartica, Circum Navigation, in November for a month. Aanyone interested in a commission please email him.


Andy Myatt
Andy Myatt Photography
United Kingdom
phone: 01344642034


Visit Margaret M. Savino's featured website using the provided link to view the newest Autumn and Winter images of mountains, landscapes, portraits, travel and stock photography. As a certified Master Gardener, Margaret creates close-up/macro as well as decorative and scientific photographic portraits of plant subjects.

Her travel collection includes the United States, South America, Europe, Eastern Europe and Asia. Custom searches of the 60,000+ stock image collection are free and will provide a custom lightbox. Request yours today!
Selecting and receiving images for your upcoming publication is easy through download of 20-58 mb files.

Explore the website by scrolling down the right column where you can view links to her latest publications, including the recent Scholastic Jr. Magazine, centerfold photo, "Inside the Vatican Walls".

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

photo by Margaret  M. Savino

Peter Oxley has a large collection of pictures of matsuri, which is the Japanese word for festival. Most of the matsuri are in the spring and autumn, when the townspeople carry mikoshi, or portable shrines, around the neighbborhood. While chanting "washoi, washoi", the frenzied crowds implore the gods (in the mikoshi) for protection from pestilemce and natural disasters, for fertility, for the promise of a good harvest in the spring, and as thanksgiving for a bountiful one in the autumn, etc.

"Matsuri, Call of the Gods" is an invaluable photographic document that reveals the fabric of Japanese society. At the same time it portrays the individuality of people caught in moments of extraordinary candor. Above all it depicts a centuries-old tradition that is a timeless celebration of life itself.

Peter is looking for a publisher or sponsor who would be interested in making these images into a coffee-table book. A representative sample of which can be seen on his website:

All images are digital and taken with a Canon EOS 1D mark 11. Sponsors, please remember that Tokyo has a good chance of winning the 2016 Olympics!!!

Peter will be spending several months a year in Cambodia (Siem Reap- Angkor) and will be available for assignments/commisions in that part of the world (no wildlife) from mid November onwards. For example, please check out:


Peter Oxley
Peter Oxley Photography
phone: +81 (0)3 3299 2612


Vladimir Sidoropolev is a photographer based in the south of Russia, Krasnodar krai.

People, folk festivals, landscapes, air show, religion, sport and much more.

Website -

Vladimir Sidoropolev
Vladimir Sidoropolev Photography
phone: +7 918 46 26 837

photo by Vladimir Sidoropolev
photo by Colin Munro

Marine Bio-images provides stock images on marine and environmental subjects from around the World. Run by Colin Munro, they specialise in marine (above and below water) issues and hard-to-get-to places, from the South Pacific to the Middle East. As a professional marine biologist, great care goes into ensuring the accuracy of Colin's identification and descriptions. In October Colin will be travelling to Gibratar, Morrocco, Cape Verde Islands and Senegal gathering additional images. He is interested in commissions in Senegal during this trip.


Colin Munro
Marine Bio-images
United Kingdom
phone: +44 (0)7906 795451 or +44(0)1647252582


photo by Debbie Moore

Debbie Moore would like to take this opportunity to invite you to visit her new website at:

Debbie appreciates your visit and looks forward to hearing from you.


Debbie Moore
Debbie Moore Photography
United States
phone: 803.413.9922


photo by Alan Skyrme

Alan Skyrme is currently in the Amazon region, shooting local fruit, food and travel images.

These images will be available by the end of September when he returns to his studio base in southern Brazil.

Tropical and exotic fruits are a speciality of Alan Skyrme Photography. For more information about his stocks please contact him by e-mail.


Alan Skyrme
Alan Skyrme Photography
phone: +44 07789 628956 or


Steven Coach has been exploring the aesthetic value of "pushing the envelope" to test the limits of digital photography. Intentionally seeking out "less than optimal" shooting conditions he often finds provoking images of sometimes subtle and sometimes stark beauty. Steven is very pleased to be involved with photography at this time in its evolution and is currently involved in building a legacy of work dedicated to the possibilities of digital photography.

Steven has a diverse professional and commercial background and is actively involved in teaching and promoting photography.

Visit his website at

Steven Coach
Digital Design
United States
phone: 707-444-8535

photo by Steven Coach
photo by Robert Hudson

Open Aspect Photography a website featuring the work of Rob Hudson, a freelance photographer and writer who has customers ranging from publishing, advertising and web design clients, plus prints and books, to the general public.

- Landscape photography of coast and mountain locations in Wales, UK
- Venetian cityscapes and street photography
- Candid street photography
- Abstract photography

All images are high resolution (50MB) and are available as prints or for commercial licensing.

Commercial enquiries are always welcome.


Robert Hudson
Open Aspect Photography
United Kingdom
phone: 02920692770


photo by Christine Osborne

London based World Religions Photo Library specialises in religious imagery depicting worship and rites of passage: Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism and Sikhism.

Their other stock covers religious tourism, sacred places, and world heritage sites and they are keen to receive submissions from North, Central and South America - especially Evangelical and Mormon. Associate library features archival images of - Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Arab States of the Gulf.

Pictured Muslim families enjoy the 'eid' festival in Aqaba, Jordan.


Christine Osborne
Christine Osborne Pictures
United Kingdom
phone: 02077206951


photo by Kate Wyrwas

Team GB !!!!

We have all seen and enjoyed a wonderful Olympic Games in China and the crew at Tips Images all applaud what was a great performance from the GB Team.

Now we are left with fabulous memories which will last us until the great games are opened again in London in 2012.
Tips Images have some beautiful images of the Olympics covering emotion, talent, exhaustion and of course perfection from every country in the world.

Feel free to contact them at 020 7937 5731
or e-mail us


Kate Wyrwas
Tips Images
United Kingdom
phone: 020 7937 - 5731


photo by Tamsyn Jarvis

A is for Architecture

From Architecture to Airshows Andrew Critchell is an experienced and well travelled professional photographer. His works range from glorious travel images to stunning macro shots. This photographer always seems to capture the true essence of his subject or location, making his photographs interesting to view and providing a real slice of life.

APL is proud to represent this photographers great work. To see more of his ever growing range on apl go to:

APL is an independent photo library selling images at a competitive flat rate prices. It has an ever-expanding range of 20,000+ online images, themes include: Art, Retro Fashion, Children, Architecture, Business, Concepts, Electrical, Design elements, Education, Entertainment, Food, Health, Industry, Landscapes & Nature, Lifestyles, Medical, Military, Religion, Sport, Transport, Travel & Wildlife.


Tamsyn Jarvis
Adams Picture Library T/a Apl
United Kingdom
phone: 01503 240475



Spectrum Photofile is pleased to announce that Victor Schendel is coming on board. Victor's been shooting and painting western America and wildlife for more than 30 years and has an astonishing array of styles for whatever the subject is. Attached is a fine example of a sharp eye. We're eager to see more of his work on Photographers Direct over the next few months.


Ottmar Bierwagen
Spectrum Photofile Inc.
phone: 1-647-288-1396




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