Photographers Direct Newsletter: April 2009


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Newsletter April 2009


Holly Hayes, Sacred Destinations Photography, United States
Jim Whitmer, Jim Whitmer Photography, United States
gerard hancock, Genusphotography, Portugal
David Myers, David Myers Photography, United Kingdom
Craig X Sotres, Sotres Photography, United States
Tom Wallis, Paa-ko Studios, LLC Dba Tom Wallis Photography, United States
Martin Stevens, Wolverlei Photography, Netherlands
Alan Skyrme, Alan Skyrme Photography, Brazil
Paul Pedersen, Papsnap/Picture-That, United Kingdom
Stuart Chorley, Photographer, United Kingdom
Graham Coleman, Graham Coleman Photography, United Kingdom
Andrés Pérez Moreno, Andres Perez Moreno Photography, Argentina
Raymond Barlow, Raymond Barlow Photography, Canada
Malcolm Brice, Azure Republic Photography, United Kingdom
Jim Olive, Photolive, United States


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

photo by Holly Hayes

Sacred Destinations Photography is a searchable image database of religious architecture, sacred art and historic travel destinations. Containing over 6,000 photos and growing almost daily, the database provides especially extensive coverage of France, Italy, England and Germany. Ideal for a variety of projects, the collection includes valuable details of religious art (stained glass windows, sculptures, mosaics and frescoes) as well as religious architecture from prehistoric to modern, Catholic shrines, historic Protestant sites, medieval synagogues and more. All photos include knowledgeable captions and keywords.


Holly Hayes
Sacred Destinations Photography
United States



Experienced travel photographer Jim Whitmer has just returned from a trip to China with excellent new images from the western area of Henan province. The faces and culture are well represented in this new collection of images. There is a new and updated e-commerce web site with the China images, plus Korea and Thailand at:



Jim Whitmer
Jim Whitmer Photography
United States
phone: 630-653-1344


photo by Gerard Hancock

genusphotography in CHINA / PORTUGAL / SPAIN

- will be undertaking assignments in SHANGHAI and BEIJING during May. If you as a picture buyer need something specific from these cities or areas, just get in touch to tell Gerard about your project so he can work out a schedule.

- PORTUGAL and SPAIN – Gerard is based in Portugal and regularly cover these two countries for several different international publications. Contact him for details on commissioned assignments.


Gerard Hancock
phone: +351 919 799 663


photo by David Myers

David Myers has an image database of over 5000 high quality recent photographs from such diverse countries as Sudan, Hungary, Madagascar, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Pakistan, Egypt, Poland, India, Nepal, China, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Iceland, Germany, Cuba, Scotland, England and Spain. Many of the images feature hard-to-get-to areas of the country often depicting landscapes, people, and villages. There are also many hundreds of cycling images from these countries, which is David's speciality. All of the photographs have been taken using either Leica or Nikon full frame pro digital cameras and processed carefully from RAW files. David lives in the sea-side city of Brighton (southern England) and when not travelling to take stock photographs, he runs a portrait and commercial studio. Contact David for specific requests, assignments or future travels.


David Myers
David Myers Photography
United Kingdom
phone: 0044 (0)7766234228



Look for the latest Craig X Sotres Photography calendar release in stores and websites called HOT BUNS 2009. Sexy female bodies wearing tiny thong bikini bottoms and less! You can also visit his exclusive photo stock collection of bikini, lingerie, glamour and nudes at


Craig X Sotres
Sotres Photography
United States
phone: 310-990-9225 mobil


photo by Tom Wallis

Tom Wallis is a photographer and writer with stock photographs of diverse editorial subjects. Assignments are invited for destination features. Tom's next scheduled trip is to Ohahu, Hawaii, then Kampala, Uganda.


Tom Wallis
Paa-ko Studios, LLC Dba Tom Wallis Photography
United States
phone: 505 228-8275


photo by Martin Stevens

Martin Stevens is an outdoor, travel and stock photographer based in the Netherlands and is building a high-res image archive at PhotoShelter. In this archive you can already view more than 5,000 images and it is growing fast. Martin represents some other highly specialized photographers with small archives too. Take a look and ask for images when you cannot find the right one. More than 250,000 in stock!


Martin Stevens
Wolverlei Photography
phone: 0031 653567050



Alan Skyrme Photography has launched a new site ( specialising in Brazilian tropical fruits - in particular Acai - in March and will be transferring many images to this site from its Shoot Stock site during April, as well as adding new pictures.

At the end of April Alan's studio, currently in Curitiba in the south of Brazil, will relocate to Natal in the north of Brazil - a move that will enable him to expand his comprehensive stock of Travel, Food and Lifestyle images and better support his principal clients.

In May Alan will return to Cyprus to continue an ongoing project that will be completed in July. Assignments for Travel, Food & Drink or Nature in Cyprus are being accepted now.

Alan Skyrme Photography - where images and imagination overlap with Quality.


Alan Skyrme
Alan Skyrme Photography
phone: +44 07789 628956


photo by Paul Pedersen

Picture-that has a new slideshow on youtube which can be searched as Caribbean Capers,or Picturethat2. These pictures can be purchased at any time. If you need any information please contact Paul Pedersen on 07733330162.


Paul Pedersen
United Kingdom
phone: 07733330162


photo by Stuart Chorley

Stuart Chorley has a forthcoming trip to Tortolla at the beginning of May, 7th to 21st, where he will be sailing from Tortolla to Bermuda on a 57 foot yacht. During this trip there will be diving in both destinations and the opportunity to gather landscapes, seascapes, Caribbean culture and life, as well as more underwater material which is his specialty.

Stuart's trip is being used to gather more diverse library shots, which will be uploaded on his return. Good opportunity for shots to be taken given a specific brief to go by!


Stuart Chorley
United Kingdom
phone: 07956 283 164


photo by Graham Coleman

Landscape photographer Graham Coleman has unveiled new searchable 'library' pages on his online picture gallery at:

Titles currently online include:
'PICTURES OF BRISTOL' - an ever expanding database of Bristol (UK) landscapes
'MOUNTAINS & HILLS' - a database of British Mountainscapes;
'BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPES' (coming soon) - a library of Graham's spectacular landscape pictures from Britain, Europe and around the world.

On the website there are also galleries of the photographer's work, guests galleries and downloadable calendar screensavers. Fine art prints and 'License for image Use' can be purchased through the site.

Graham Coleman
Graham Coleman Photography
United Kingdom
phone: 0117 939 1348

photo by Andrés Pérez Moreno

Andres Perez Moreno, an Argentine photographer based in Buenos Aires, has launched his new website. There you can take a look at part of his work, covering ten years of traveling around his country, Argentina, and other Latin American regions.

His travel picture contents are focused on outdoors, native culture, x-sports, landscapes, as well as environmental and historic issues. As well as the Argentine spots best known worldwide like Patagonia or Iguazu falls, Mr. Perez Moreno has plunged into the beautiful, deep and poor geography of the Northern Argentine region (Jujuy, Chaco, and Formosa provinces.)

His portfolio is also supplemented by photographs about sports, running, current affairs, and corporate issues.

Andres is a freelance photographer, with a personal and documentary-like view. For any file requests, or assignments in Argentina or the region, please contact him directly.


Andrés Pérez Moreno
Andres Perez Moreno Photography
phone: 54-11-48549531


photo by Raymond Barlow

Writer/Photographer Ray Barlow has recently turned professional, and has a collection of 4,000 images available for purchase to be viewed on his website.

Wildlife/Bird photography is the main theme for his work over the past three years. He is currently running local workshops, Doing e-mail consulting, lectures, print sales, and looking towards developing International Travel Wildlife tours.

Ray's goal is to create artistic images of beautiful nature and wildlife scenes for use in books, magazines, and fine art prints. Browse through the galleries, and view some of the amazing animals and birds of the area here in Southern Ontario, Canada.

Specializing in birds in flight, owls, eagles, hawks, falcons, Ray also is very seriously looking for a publisher to help create a "table top" book.


Raymond Barlow
Raymond Barlow Photography
phone: 905 520 8853


Azure Republic Photography is the website for work of photographer Malcolm Brice, presently incorporating more than 3,000 images through sample galleries and an ever increasing, online searchable image library.

His work displays amazing versatility in approach to any and all subject matter with the aim of being able to produce images that are all imbued with his artistic style.
Malcolm's democratic approach produces beautiful, innovative and fresh images through portraits, animals, architecture, landscapes, studio work and unusual situations.

From the commonplace to the quirky, unusual and 'off the beaten track' there are images here for a wide variety of needs.

Available for assignments, commissions, projects and stock photo sales. For further information, check out the links page and view a contribution of creative and general stock imagery placed with other agencies, thereby increasing further worldwide exposure to his online collections.

View his online portfolios at:

Malcolm Brice
Azure Republic Photography
United Kingdom
phone: 00 44 (0)7963 794959

photo by Malcolm Brice
photo by Jim Olive

Jim Olive is a Houston based location photographer offering travel savings on international assignments to the following locations.

He will be on an oil/gas assignment in Ghana and Nigeria late May-early June and available to include additional work while in Africa.

From Africa, Jim will be traveling on to Guangdong Province and Beijing, China thru mid-June. He has media credentials in China and several years experience photographing the industrial and manufacturing facilities in the Special Economic Zones.

He then heads to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands to teach children photography and document their activities for a book.

Please call Jim to discuss how your company can be more cost effective on international photo assignments. Rely on the experience of 40+ years of professional photography in over 90 countries to come back with the 'money shot' for your marketing efforts. He loos forward to working with you. Jim Olive/281-802-3597 US


Jim Olive
United States
phone: 713-520-0898




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