Photographers Direct Newsletter: December 2009


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Newsletter December 2009


Susie Fitzhugh, Susie Fitzhugh Photographer, United States
Tom Brownold, Tom Brownold Photography, United States
Dave Reede, Dave Reede Photography, Canada
Michael DeFreitas, Travel Snaps, Canada
Dawn Black, Dawn S. Black Photography, Singapore
Glenn Randall, Glenn Randall Writing & Photography, United States
Alan Skyrme, Alan Skyrme Photography, Brazil
Malcolm Brice, Azure Republic Photography, United Kingdom
David Evans, The EPSON International Pano Awards, Australia
Bob Tetro, Photo Journeys Abroad, United States
Tim Gray, Tim Gray Photography, United Kingdom
Trudie Bell, Bell Of The Borders Productions, United States
Darrel Plowes, Afripix Slide Library, Zimbabwe
Bert Wiklund, Bert Wiklund, Fotograf, Denmark
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 Susie Fitzhugh

Susie Fitzhugh has uploaded hundreds of new, searchable images of K-12 education onto her Stock site, reflecting her recent work in the Seattle Public Schools as well as new coverage of Arts Corps and Writers in the Schools.


Susie Fitzhugh
Susie Fitzhugh Photographer
United States
phone: 206 932-2132



Arizona, USA photographer Tom Brownold has completed a months long photographic journal of the 100 plus year old Livery Operation into the Grand Canyon. Images featuring behind the scenes blacksmith shop, Wranglers working with the Mules on the trail and in the barn. The 54 page pdf portfolio may be downloaded from


Tom Brownold
Tom Brownold Photography
United States
phone: 928-779-1583


photo by Dave Reede

Dave Reede has just updated his website with new photos, including several sections of outstanding agriculture imagery. His files are continually being updated and currently contain almost 100,000 images. To view new sections check the "New Images" option on his website.


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



Award-winning travel photographer and writer Michael DeFreitas has just returned from Arizona, Cuba, Peru and Toronto with more great topside and underwater images. Michael specializes in adventure travel from around the globe. His work appears in many of the world's top travel publications. In October, Michael received the Caribbean Tourism Organization's 2009 Best Photography Award and a Silver SATW Bill Muster Photo Showcase award for his "Middle East Memories" portfolio.

Over the last year, Michael has also added images from Southern Chile, Israel, Egypt, Hawaii, Banff/Lake Louise, the Alps (Swiss/German/Austrian), Mexico, New Mexico, Northern California and Oregon to his 70,000+ stock library.

In the next three months Michael will be shooting in Southern California, the Turks & Caicos, and Mexico. He is available for piggyback assignments.


Michael DeFreitas
Travel Snaps
phone: 604-946-5505


photo by Dawn Black

Dawn Black is a British photographer based in Singapore and specialises in travel and floral images. She has recently returned from a trip to Siem Reap in Cambodia and has some stunning images of the ancient Khmer temples around Angkor Wat. These can be seen and licensed from both the PD website and at along with her collection of floral images.

Dawn is also available for commissions in and around Singapore.

Dawn Black
Dawn S. Black Photography
phone: +65 64683793

photo by Glenn Randall

Colorado landscape photographer Glenn Randall has announced a new portfolio of images called Sunrise from the Summit, which can be found now on his website. Here's how Randall describes the motivation behind his project:

"Summits are magical places. Reaching the summit of a high peak gives me the exhilarating, humbling and awe-inspiring experience of being a tiny speck on top of the world. To me, mountaineering is almost a metaphor for the human condition. It embodies in concrete form the way we reach for the sky, yet can only climb so high."

In the spring of 2006, Randall began climbing Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks in the dark and shooting sunrise from the summit. His goal was to create images that captured the feeling of standing atop the roof of the Rockies. To date he has done 22 shoots on 15 of Colorado's 54 "Fourteeners," peaks reaching 14,000 feet or higher. To see this unique collection of Colorado landscapes, please visit:


Glenn Randall
Glenn Randall Writing & Photography
United States
phone: 303 499-3009


Alan Skyrme Photography wishes its clients a happy holiday season, and a prosperous 2010.

They are pleased to announce the launch of a new site - - that will carry their growing collection of fruit images. The tropical fruit images previously held at are currently being transferred to the new site, leaving Shoot Acai exclusively acai!

Alan Skyrme
Alan Skyrme Photography
phone: +55 41 9997 3808

photo by Alan Skyrme
photo by Malcolm Brice

The website is the work of photographer Malcolm Brice, presenting images through sample galleries and an ever increasing online searchable image library, with many more images not uploaded. If you can't see what you are looking for please contact by e-mail.

His work shows great versatility in his approach to different subject matter with the aim of being able to produce images that can be easily used across genres including; travel, advertising, fine art and editorial. From the commonplace to the unusual and 'off the beaten track' there are images for a diversity of needs.

Take a look at the web site and register on the image search page to make use of a personal lightbox.
Check out the links page and view a contribution of creative imagery and other images placed with a general stock agency, thereby increasing further worldwide exposure to his online collections.

Malcolm is always happy to discuss new commissions and projects.


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



The EPSON International Photographic Pano Awards

Over US$13,000 in cash and prizes!

Enter now online at

Professional and amateur photographers around the world are invited to enter The EPSON International Photographic Pano Awards to compete for over US$13,000 in cash and prizes.

The inaugural 2010 EPSON International Pano Awards is dedicated to the art of panoramic photography. Advances in digital photography and software such as PTGui and Adobe Photoshop has resulted in an explosion in the popularity of image stitching, especially in the panoramic format. Panoramic film photography also remains alive and well.

The EPSON Pano Awards aims to showcase the work of panoramic photographers worldwide and be the largest and most important competition for panoramic photography.

The competition is proudly supported by Epson Australia, Lonely Planet, Apollo Motorhome Holidays, 360 Precision, PTGui and Panoramic Images.

The judging panel includes some of the world's top panoramic photographers and industry professionals, including Christian Fletcher, David Hugh Evans, Nick Rains, Jaspal Jandu, Peter Eastway, Christian Fleury, Tom Putt, Glenn Beanland, Michelle Novak and Doug Segal.


David Evans
The EPSON International Pano Awards



Bob Tetro has won Best in Show – “Sigsbee Gilham Award”
“Folk Life Festival Detail” October 2009, All Media Show, Art league Gallery, Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.A. Theme: Colors - Can they be juxtaposed to create excitement, movement, space, contrast and dynamism in a work. Juror: Patrick Craig, Professor and member of the University of Cincinnati Art Faculty featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout the U.S. including the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington, DC.) the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, VA. and St. Lawrence University in upstate New York.


Bob Tetro
Photo Journeys Abroad
United States
phone: +1 703 820 6285


photo by Tim Gray

The vibrancy and passion of Scotland's music scene was celebrated with a series of unique musical gatherings which blended some of the finest musicians born in, and influenced by Scotland and its rich musical heritage. The gigs brought exceptional Scottish talent together for the first time will take place in Glasgow, UNESCO's recently named City of Music, in the SECC, Scotland's largest indoor venue and the spectacular Clyde Auditorium on November 28th 2009.

Tim J. Gray has posted some spectacular images taken at this unique event featuring Deacon Blue, Lloyd Cole, Hue and Cry, Eddi Reader, Kevin McDermott, Midge Ure, Alex Gardner, Red Hot Chilli Pipers and The Dykeenies. All of which are available for purchase.


Tim Gray
Tim Gray Photography
United Kingdom
phone: 07595217735


Trudie Bell has found the Florida Panhandle to be a rich source of dramatic photographic images. The primary focus of her collection is nature photos, including blooming plants, insect, reptiles,amphibians, birds,weather and landscapes.

However, she also enjoys photographing the grand old architecture that you find in the southeastern United States and fireworks. She is adding photos to her collection daily. Ms Bell is available for assignments or commission work in the Southeastern United States. Email her to let her know what you are interested in.

Trudie Bell
Bell Of The Borders Productions
United States
phone: 850-509-9478

photo by Trudie Bell

Zimbabwe photographer Darrel Plowes has new photos of the strange controversial 'blood diamonds' from Chiadzwa, Marange, Zimbabwe.


Darrel Plowes
Afripix Slide Library
phone: 263-20-66211



Photographer Bert Wiklund has a large collection of images about sustainable energy, from Denmark

You can find everything on windmills, windfarms etc. Bert also has many images about Egypt, including bedouins in the worlds biggest windfarm. Start here:


Bert Wiklund
Bert Wiklund, Fotograf
phone: +45 97182335



Spectrum is pleased to announce a new niche site based on birds worldwide. To date they have 17 bird photographers from North America to Europe to Bogota to Tasmania, and will make the site live in the new year with over 12,000 birds. If birds are your passion, please contact them. Spectrum are also pleased to have a great unknown bird specialist, Ray Barlow. Ray has managed to burn out 3 of his digital Nikons before the warranty is up; that is talent, and burning dedication. Many of his images are already on PD. Please contact Spectrum if you know any great bird to speak.
Kind Regards,


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




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