Photographers Direct Newsletter: October 2008


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Newsletter October 2008


Alan Skyrme, Alan Skyrme Photography, Brazil
Geoff Dore, Geoff Dore Photography, United Kingdom
Michael DeFreitas, Travel Snaps, Canada
Ros Drinkwater, Ros Drinkwater, Ireland
Paco Feria, Paco Feria / Photojournalist, Spain
stephen brockerton, Architectiv, United Kingdom
Tamas D.Varga, PanoGraph Ltd., Hungary
Jan McGready, Jan McGready Photography, Turkey
Laurie Allread, Laurie Allread Photography, United States
Richard Osbourne, Blue Pearl Photographic, United Kingdom
Mike Finn-Kelcey, Footprint Images, United Kingdom
Bryan & Cherry Alexander, Bryan & Cherry Alexander Photography, United Kingdom
Rudolf Abraham, Rudolf Abraham Photography, United Kingdom
David Kimber, Car And Bike Photo Libraries, United Kingdom
Tamsyn Jarvis, Adams Picture Library T/a Apl, United Kingdom


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

photo by Alan Skyrme

Alan Skyrme has just returned to the south of Brasil from the Amazon region with new tropical fruit, food and travel images.

He will shortly be travelling in Parana state for more Brazilian imagery. For the remainder of 2008 Alan will be travelling in Europe - principally in Italy and Cyprus - and is available for commissions in those countries.

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

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


Geoff Doré is an award-winning freelance professional photographer based in England. His website shows just a representative selection of images (currently around 1,900 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 clear thumbnail images, comprehensive image information, lightbox facility and fast page-loading.

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

photo by Geoff Dore

Travel photographer Michael DeFreitas has just returned from the Caribbean with more topside and underwater images from Antigua, The Bahamas and Grenada. Michael specializes in adventure travel images from around the globe and in September he received the CTDC 2008 Canadian Photographer Of The Year Award. His work appears in many of the world's top travel publications.

Over the last year, Michael has also added images from the Antarctic, Arctic, Caribbean, Hawaii, Banff/Lake Louise, New Mexico, Northern California and Oregon to his 70,000+ stock library.

In the next three months Michael will be shooting in Southern Chile, the Texas Gulf Coast and the Turks & Caicos islands. He is available for piggyback assignments in both digital and film formats.


Michael DeFreitas
Travel Snaps
phone: 604-946-5505



Ireland-based photographer Ros Drinkwater has a new website:


Ros Drinkwater
Ros Drinkwater
phone: 00353429664695



The Great Migration is the latest project of Paco Feria, photojournalist, and is available on the frontpage of the Travel Reportage Image Bank. The wildebeest herds crossing the Mara river, as well as life on the plains with zebras and big cats is considered one of the greatest nature spectacles on the earth.

Paco's next scheduled project for November/December of 2008 is running along the Nile river to photograph ancient Egypt and the daily life of local people.

Travel Reportages is Paco Feria's full-featured agency about photo-reportage and travel pictures from around the world. Subscribe to his site to keep up-to-date about all new available work online such as: new projects, photo-reportages, photo-collections or single pictures regularly uploaded to the image bank.


Paco Feria
Paco Feria / Photojournalist
phone: + 34 + 936340050


Stephen Brockerton (Shutterpoint photography), based in London, is launching a new architectural stock photo library featuring a creative photographic portfolio of commercial, retail, residential, interior and abstracted views of contemporary modern architecture in the UK, France, Germany and Spain.

Stephen and his work are available for commissions, exhibition prints or stock usage.

- Eye catching, stylish, high spec digital photographic imagery.
- Great results and quick efficient turn around on commissions.
- Photos can be available within a day to review and choose online.
- Flexible rates available for projects of all sizes.
- Reductions available for regular work and ongoing projects.

See links below for examples of other commercial and artistic photography commissions.

commercial photography:

fine art photography:

Stephen Brockerton
United Kingdom
phone: 07759057549

photo by Stephen Brockerton
photo by Tamas D.Varga

World Panorama Stock now represents 330 panoramic photographers worldwide and is proud to announce the addition of a new member, Krishna Kumar Agrawal to their list of image providers.

KK Agrawal, an award winning photographer lives in Jaipur, India and has a wonderful vertical and horizontal panoramic image collection on World Panorama Stock. His photographs and articles on close-up photography have been published in many magazines world wide and he is also a photographer and designer of several books on Indian Cooking and one on Rajasthan titled 'Thar - the living desert'.

World Panorama Stock is a source of panoramic stock photos and professional panorama photographers in five continents. Panorama images for web design, editorial, advertising and corporate use as billboards, murals, posters, free standing inserts, cover pages, wrap covers, double pages, gatefolds, fold-outs and various electronic media uses.


Tamas D.Varga
PanoGraph Ltd.
phone: +36 20 9441 207


photo by Jan McGready

Jan McGready is based in Turkey and available for commissions.

Jan has a large stock of shots from the region and some from elsewhere in Europe - Croatia and Morocco for example. She specialises in holiday brochures, capturing the best aspects of hotels and resorts. Please take a look at her website for more examples.


Jan McGready
Jan McGready Photography
phone: 00902566181499


Laurie Allread will be shooting Emperor Penguins at the Snow Hill Rookery in Antarctica next month. These images will be a great addition to her Polar images from both the Arctic and Antarctica.

Laurie will return from the expedition on November 4th, 2008 and the new images will be available immediately.

Laurie Allread
Laurie Allread Photography
United States
phone: 949 307 1053

photo by Laurie Allread
photo by Richard Osbourne

Outstanding Art Images by Richard Osbourne

Richard Osbourne is building a formidable reputation with image buyers, architects and interior designers all over the world for beautiful images that work as artworks, especially at large sizes. A combination of meticulous technique, great sensitivity to the subject and how to capture its essence, stringent post-processing and, above all, ruthless editing of image collections has resulted in several thousand beautiful, unique and stunning art images - ALL of which are guaranteed to look fabulous and feel 'right' on the wall, enhancing home, office, leisure or hospital interiors.

Several coherent and easily-accessed collections are online, the latest Volume includes their highly original and hypnotic Kinetic Abstracts. Many more images are being added to the collections each month - email them at if you would like to be notified when their new collections are published.

High Resolution Beautiful Wall Murals - If You Need Them, We've Got Them! View their website to see many art images and how they've been used for previous installations.


Richard Osbourne
Blue Pearl Photographic
United Kingdom
phone: 01603 629437



New photography from all corners of the world is available online from Footprint Images. Exciting additions to the library include a set of pictures from Antarctica alongside landscapes and travel imagery from Canada, Spain, France, Austria and Switzerland. The archive also features new business material from the UK, Europe, and beyond.

On the website at you can find a great collection of rights-managed stock imagery by top photographers on a broad range of subjects, including travel, business, lifestyle and wildlife. All new material is tightly edited to avoid repetition and to keep the quality of photography as high as possible. Footprint Images provides a comprehensive service for picture buyers and photographers alike with a simple, easy-to-use website offering full search, pricing, delivery and account or online payment facilities.


Mike Finn-Kelcey
Footprint Images
United Kingdom
phone: 00447887912402


Winter is well on its way and Bryan & Cherry Alexander have pictures of Snow and Cold. Everyone loves Reindeer and Bryan and Cherry have lots of pictures of them, with and without Santa. Ask them about travel features on holidays in both the Arctic and Antarctica. The recent additions include a tour to photograph Polar Bears in Svalbard, another to take pictures of Emperor Penguins - take a camera and lots of warm underwear!

Bryan & Cherry Alexander
Bryan & Cherry Alexander Photography
United Kingdom
phone: 01258-473006

photo by Bryan & Cherry Alexander

Travel writer and photographer Rudolf Abraham recently returned from eastern Turkey, with photos of the Ala Daglar mountains, and a rain-drenched Istanbul. Recent months have also found him in Croatia (on the islands of Korcula and Mljet, in Split, and the mountains of Southern Velebit), Madeira (mountain trails and levada walks), France (Romanesque churches and comic strip art in Charente), and Patagonia (Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares national parks, as well as Buenos Aires). Images from these trips, including mountains, landscape, architecture, sword dances in Korcula and Ramadan nights in Istanbul, have now been added to Photographers Direct and his own website

Trips planned over the next few months include Chile (Torres del Paine national park and Santiago, January 2009), eastern Turkey (Kackar mountains, July/August 2009), Croatia (August 2009) and Northumberland (October 2008). Commissions welcome!


Rudolf Abraham
Rudolf Abraham Photography
United Kingdom
phone: (+44) 07789936507



Library manager David Kimber is pleased to announce the launch of all-new websites for Car and Bike Photo Libraries, now featuring image collections from more than 30 specialist photographers worldwide.


David Kimber
Car And Bike Photo Libraries
United Kingdom
phone: 01202 528849



Emerging from Beneath

One of the newest additions to the APL fold, Chris Taylor captures a Mole excavating earth from his hole! The varied topics Chris covers stretch from flora and fauna in his surroundings, central France, to meditation and rock climbing. These gorgeous, well framed images can be seen by clicking on:

APL is an independent photo library selling images at a competitive prices. It has an ever-expanding range of 21,000+ online images, themes include: Art & Retro Fashion, Children, Architecture, Business, Concepts, 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: 0844 8000378




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