Photographers Direct Newsletter: June 2009


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Newsletter June 2009


Christine Osborne, Christine Osborne Pictures, United Kingdom
Alan Skyrme, Alan Skyrme Photography, Brazil
Tom Bourdon, Tom Bourdon Photography, Spain
Roz Batten, Rozdesign & Creative Photography, Australia
Rowan Watts, Majority World CIC, India
Warren Jorgensen, Warren Jorgensen Photography, United States
Tamsyn Jarvis, Adams Picture Library T/a Apl, United Kingdom
John Lander, Asia Images, Japan
Ray Ives & Ann Palframan, Ispy Photography, South Africa
William Baclao, William Baclao Photography, Philippines
Richard Osbourne, Blue Pearl Photographic, United Kingdom
Nigel Heaney, Nigel Heaney Photography, United Kingdom
Steven Sklifas, Steven Sklifas Photography, Australia
Patricia Fenn, Patricia Fenn Photography, Greece
Martyn Chillmaid, Martyn Chillmaid Photography, United Kingdom
Heather Angel, Heather Angel/Natural Visions, 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 Christine Osborne

In an area where many photographers, and also agencies, claim to stock religious images, retains its number one slot as the only library with genuine photos of people practising their faith and the rites of passage pertinent to all six mainstream faiths. Plus others. The library has new photos from Africa and the Middle East. Proprietor Christine Osborne requires digital submissions featuring major religious festivals, worldwide.

Sister library has new images of Dubai and the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi.

Image: Ordination of a Bishop in Zambia, by Tim Nyirenda.

Christine Osborne
Christine Osborne Pictures
United Kingdom
phone: 02077206951

photo by Alan Skyrme

Alan Skyrme Photography has relocated its studio from Curitiba, South Brazil) to Natal in the Northeast.

During June and July Alan will be in UK and Cyprus, with a possibility of visiting Venice for a few days, before returning to his new base.

For information on commissioned assignments in either Cyprus or Venice please contact him by e-mail.


Alan Skyrme
Alan Skyrme Photography
phone: +55 9154 8850



Tom Bourdon is an award winning international travel photographer and writer who specialises in creating images from cultural and religious celebrations from across the globe.

Tom is currently based in Barcelona, Spain but is seeking assignments across the globe.

He is currently planning a trip through Asia to start in October 2009 and will include the vegetarian festival (Phuket - Thailand), holi celebrations (Mathura - India) and Kumbha Mela (Haridwar - India). Full schedule to be announced soon.


Tom Bourdon
Tom Bourdon Photography
phone: +44 (0) 750 910 7704


Roz Batten is an accomplished photographer and digital artist. She has a very individual style and her work is varied and interesting, ranging from insect macros, portraits with a difference, scenes, digital art and so much more.
Her fascination with insects began when she was a small child. That fascination coupled with her love of photography has produced a series of insect images that are unique and distinctive.

At present she is steadily adding to her portfolio at Photographers Direct, but having only been on the site for a very short time it is still quite limited. So, until her own website is up and running you can view a much larger selection of her work at the link below.

If you are interested in any of the images please send her an email.

Roz Batten
Rozdesign & Creative Photography
phone: 02-46809434

photo by Roz Batten
photo by Rowan Watts

Majority World CIC represents 200+ photographers from Asia, Latin America and Africa. With an expanding online library of over 19000 images along with an extensive offline archive, it is easy for image buyers worldwide to find the wealth of fresh imagery emerging from the majority world.

Majority World CIC also coordinates assignments, exhibitions and features to be published globally along with product development, offering an extensive variety in image usage.

Kindly visit the website and register to view content, contributing photographers, their biographies and sample features.

"Indigenous Photographers - Telling their own story"


Rowan Watts
Majority World CIC
phone: +44 1491 652598


Warren Jorgensen will be traveling to Ohio to cover the American Motorcycle Assn Vintage Days in July. Vintage Days is the world's largest gathering and swap meet of vintage motorcycles, this year featuring BSA as the featured marque. The four day meet includes vintage road/motocross racing and trials. There are over 70,000 attendees and participants, vendors and scads of vintage motorcycles of every marque and year. Commissions will be accepted.

Warren Jorgensen
Warren Jorgensen Photography
United States
phone: 914 909 0982

photo by Warren Jorgensen

With wonderful underwater images being seen via the nature program about the South Pacific currently, it is difficult not to dream of exploring far off shores and delving into the oceans depths, exploring the marine life and stunning scenery.
However if you cannot afford to jet off right at this moment, spend a moment looking at the underwater images of skilled photographer Mark Follon, who has access to a well populated aquarium.

Please feel free to contact APL with any queries about these images or any other images on the their website or in the archive.

Tamsyn Jarvis
Adams Picture Library T/a Apl
United Kingdom
phone: 01503240475

photo by Tamsyn Jarvis

John Lander recently completed photo shoots in Nagoya, Hakodate and Nikko as well as topical themes - "Costume Play" and the various types of trains on Japan Railways. Late June and early July he will be on the road again to Sapporo, Nagasaki and Okinawa. Visit Asia Images web site to view these new galleries or contact John if you have specific photo requests in these areas.

John Lander
Asia Images
phone: 046-876-2454

photo by John Lander

Freelance photographers Ann Palframan and Ray Ives collaborate as Ispy Photography, specialising in stock and assignment photography in South Africa and more specifically, the east coast areas of Kwazulu Natal/Transkei/Drakensberg. An extraordinarily beautiful and diverse region of traditional African culture, lush sub tropical coast and spectacular inland mountains.

They undertake corporate and private commissions with emphasis on location, nature, landscape, travel, macro and architecture.

Ray Ives & Ann Palframan
Ispy Photography
South Africa
phone: +27 31 765 4006

photo by Ray Ives & Ann Palframan

William Baclao has made trip to the exotic Zamboanga (Muslim-Asian-Spanish mix of culture) photographing its unique cultural features. If you have any subjects you would like send your requirements by email and photographs can be sent by ftp.


William Baclao
William Baclao Photography
phone: 0639178065132


photo by Richard Osbourne

Panoramic Artworks Volume 1 Is Here!

Leading UK art photographer Richard Osbourne has just launched his first collection of Panoramic art images - over 160 fabulous images tightly edited into 6 categories: Cityscapes, Forests, Kinetic Abstracts, Landscapes, Seascapes and Water.

All Panoramic Artworks images are exceptionally high resolution - minimum 500MB RGB - and are available in aspect ratios from 2:1 up to a whopping 11:1! All images are suitable for super-detailed printing at wall-sizes of 2.5m or more high. This means that their 11:1 ratio images would fill a wall 2.5m high x 27.5m long without any repetition!

Panoramic Artworks Volume 1 images are available for licensing now. The entire collection is available as a beautifully designed high resolution PDF brochure. Email to receive a download link.


Richard Osbourne
Blue Pearl Photographic
United Kingdom
phone: 01603 629437


photo by Nigel Heaney

Nigel Heaney has just returned from a UNICEF Trek in Nepal where he successfully reached the summit of Pike Peak (4,021m) where he had stunning views of Everest and it's surrounding peaks. All his photos are GPS tagged so you can map the location, a selection is available on his website as well as this site.

All proceeds from these sales will go to UNICEF for the Children of Nepal fund.


Nigel Heaney
Nigel Heaney Photography
United Kingdom
phone: +44 7785 223321



Mediterranean Travel and Heritage photographer Steven Sklifas has just added new image galleries onto his stock library website. New galleries include the following;

Italy - Approximately 1000 images of the neighbourhoods of Rome and the beautiful central Italian region of Umbria.

Greece – Hundreds of images of the Greek islands of Rhodes and of Naxos which is the largest island of the Cyclades.

Egypt – Hundreds of images of Cairo, Luxor (East and West banks), Aswan and Abu Simbel.

All images include knowledgeable and detailed descriptions and are available for licensing and downloading and are ideal for editorial, personal or commercial use, schools projects, academic research, travel guides and tourism brochures.

During July / August 2009, Steven will be adding to his Mediterranean image collection as he visits Italy, Greece, Egypt and Libya and is welcomes any image inquires for this trip or future trips.


Steven Sklifas
Steven Sklifas Photography
phone: 0417513517


Patricia Fenn is a well-published and commissioned photographer working out of the Greek islands.

Her Portfolio contains thousands of iconic locations in Greece and the Greek islands, as well as filler shots that work in most holiday brochures. Patricia will travel anywhere in Greece for that special image.

For those travelling to Greece for their wedding, or a symbolic declaration, vows, same sex, or engagement with certificate, cake, champagne and butterfly release, Patricia will capture every special moment and provide a personal web gallery for those special images to be enjoyed and shared with friends long after the event.

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

photo by Patricia Fenn
photo by Martyn Chillmaid

Martyn Chillmaid's current main commission, photographing a Cambridge College for a commemorative book, has given him the impetuous to upgrade to the latest Canon 20+ megapixel camera and system of lenses. The results are stunning quality and he is looking forward to using it on similar projects to the University shoot. Some years ago he photographed travel books for Readers Digest/AA. If you are planning a publishing project in a similar area please get in touch with him. His main client base is educational publishers so his fees are distinctly realistic.


Martyn Chillmaid
Martyn Chillmaid Photography
United Kingdom
phone: 01527544438


Heather Angel / Natural Visions has some dramatic reptile images from Australia – saltwater crocodiles, perenties on red sand dunes, blue tongue skink and thorny devils – taken for her new book Living Dinosaurs. New Chinese wildlife images include pink dolphins, saiga antelopes, Bactrian camels, more panda images (even panda poo!) and various glorious pheasants as well as bamboo forests. They have new rates for web use.

Also check out the changing Breaking News story on their Home Page.

Heather Angel
Heather Angel/Natural Visions
United Kingdom
phone: +44 (0)1252 716700

photo by Heather Angel
photo by Ottmar Bierwagen

Spectrum is pleased to announce they are working on a niche bird site with 17 photographers from around the world, from Bogota to Tasmania, which should be live by the end of the summer. Among them is Tom Thomson, whose northern Canadian images have produced 3 successful books. Tom's said he loves beer, poetry, long walks on the beach, and poking things with a stick. Even if you don't like beer and or poetry, all bird shooters are welcome.

“All generalizations are false, including this one.” Samuel Langhorne Clemens


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




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