Photographers Direct Newsletter: January 2010


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Newsletter January 2010


Charles BRISCOE-KNIGHT, Charles BRISCOE-KNIGHT Photography, United Kingdom
Agnieszka & Wlodek Bilinscy, Agnieszka & Wlodek Bilinscy Photography, Poland
Elbie Lebrecht, Lebrecht Music & Arts Photo Library, United Kingdom
Ron Levy, Ron Levy Worldwide Photography, United States
Dave Reede, Dave Reede Photography, Canada
Patricia Fenn, Patricia Fenn Photography, Greece
John Mitchell, John Mitchell Stock Photography, Canada
Frank Lavelle, Frank Lavelle Photography, United States
PHIL JENSEN, PHIL JENSEN Photography, United States
John Milbank, Milbank Photography, Australia
Nikolay Dimitrov, Nikolay Dimitrov Photography, Bulgaria
Claudio Bacinello, Photographic Visions, Canada
Rod Jones, Rod Jones Photography, France
Heather Angel, Heather Angel/Natural Visions, United Kingdom
Rowan Watts, Majority World CIC, India
Marilyn Hunt, Photographs By Marilyn Hunt, United States
Dawid Theron, Dawid Theron Photography, South Africa
Jason Friend, Jason Friend Photography Ltd, United Kingdom


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

photo by Charles BRISCOE-KNIGHT

Charles Briscoe-Knight - alias CBKFOTO is pleased to confirm his new web address is
Hopefully self evident of the content therein!

Golf editors might like to know his library now contain a very comprehensive selection of images of the new five star golf club in Scotland called CASTLE STUART. This course is being talked of as a future Open venue and entrant into the World's Top 100 courses.

Shortly travelling to California to shoot golf courses travel imagery and stock he will be available to shoot on commission from 14th January until the end of March... please contact him via email.


Charles BRISCOE-KNIGHT Photography
United Kingdom
phone: 01737 814 534


photo by Agnieszka & Wlodek Bilinscy

Agnieszka and Wlodek Bilinscy are Polish freelance photographers specializing in outdoor photography: landscape, wildlife, nature, travel, architecture ... They have more than 80,000 pictures in their files. Most of them come from Poland, but being sailors as well, they also have many photos from countries around the Baltic Sea. They are authors of more than 20 photographic albums about Poland, one album called "The Baltic Sea - the many faces of the sea" and several books about nature for children. They publish illustrated articles in sail and travel magazines. The last season they spent sailing to Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.


Agnieszka & Wlodek Bilinscy
Agnieszka & Wlodek Bilinscy Photography
phone: +48501225813


photo by Elbie Lebrecht

New Russian Art & History Collection from Lebrecht Music & Arts

The Lebrecht Photo Library now carries a unique collection of over 10,500 images of paintings and photographs from Russian museums and art galleries, all available to view on Photographers Direct.

This outstanding and unusual Russian Collection includes paintings and photographs of Russian social history, domestic and religious life, political figures and posters and military scenes, plus over 200 rarely seen European artworks belonging to Russian collections.

These images complement the thousands of paintings, photographs and Soviet-era political posters already held by Lebrecht from Russian and other European sources. They enhance and expand Lebrecht’s aim to provide the most comprehensive background coverage of music, literature and the creative arts to be found in any single picture source.

Elbie Lebrecht
Lebrecht Music & Arts Photo Library
United Kingdom
phone: 0207 625 5341


Ron Levy Worldwide Photography just completed a multi-year complete revision of his website, featuring NEW portfolios from his extensive collection of assignment and stock images. Subject areas include Conservation, People Worldwide, Commercial Assignments, Adventure-Travel, People-Animal Interactions, and others.

Also featured is an audio-visual presentation entitled "You Have the Power", produced for non-profit organizations, schools, and agencies.

Recent articles written and published in magazines and other publications can be viewed, along with client comments throughout his 25+ years serving editors and art directors on every continent. Recently he has photographed a series of images on the Dalai Lama's increasing influence within the United States (including his Congressional Gold Medal award in 2008), and an updated collection of hispanic images from his extensive travel throughout Latin America for over 45 years.

Ron Levy
Ron Levy Worldwide Photography
United States
phone: 800-260-7899

photo by Ron Levy
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


photo by Patricia Fenn

Patricia Fenn is taking 2010/11 bookings for Greek Island Wedding Photography, providing both formal and magazine style images. She covers the entire day (up to 12 hours) plus a three hour romantic photo shoot at any destination in Greece.
The Bride and Groom receive ALL the images on disk, un-watermarked, and at least 100 edited images in a personal web gallery slide show to share with family and friends.

Patricia provides many extras, including butterfly release, fresh rose petals, champagne and glasses, etc.

Delivery is guaranteed within two weeks and the total fee, with no hidden extras, is 800 euro.

For more information and examples of previous weddings please visit her website.


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


photo by John Mitchell

Experienced editorial stock photographer and writer John Mitchell would like to invite you to explore his new PhotoShelter website at

John specializes in travel and culture within the Americas, with a major focus on Latin America (Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean). His latest travels have taken him to Mexico, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Eastern Canada.

Galleries featured recently include San Miguel de Allende, Mexican Handicrafts, Mexican Masks, Mexico's Ancient Cities, Mayan Artifacts, Aztec and Toltec Artifacts, Cathedrals, and Montreal, Quebec.


John Mitchell
John Mitchell Stock Photography
phone: 604-739-0976


photo by Frank Lavelle

Fine art photographer and educator for over thirty-five years, Frank Lavelle is pleased to announce the publication of two retrospective volumes, "Simple Gifts" and "Grey Matter", the first color work and the latter black and white. Classic "straight" photography taken from a modern perspective, these two books contain over two hundred pictures sure to appeal to the discerning viewer. They make a great resource as well. To view either book and others by Frank Lavelle go to:


Frank Lavelle
Frank Lavelle Photography
United States
phone: 503/7194990


photo by PHIL JENSEN

Phil Jensen is an award winning Florida, USA based photographer specializing in Nature, Wildlife, Marine and History. In addition to his Stock Photography sales, his entry "White Cattleya Orchid" won Best of Show in the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, Florida annual photography exhibit in May 2009. He also received an Honorable Mention for his entry "Endless Summer" in Photographer's Forum "Best of Photography 2009" Annual. In November he published a book titled "Natural Florida" Wild and Beautiful, a compilation of photographs taken throughout Florida in its' natural state. It is available for purchase by contacting the photographer directly.


PHIL JENSEN Photography
United States
phone: (941)753-5004 (828)5


photo by John Milbank

Milbank Photography -- based in Adelaide, South Australia -- offers a wide selection of wildlife and nature images from Africa and Australia, and is also active in the sporting arena. It is the official club photographer for the Adelaide 36ers and Lightning basketball teams in the Australian NBL, and supplies the NBL, WNBL and media outlets with images. In Africa, it has specialised in safari images in Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Kenya; in Australia, its nature emphasis is on the arid outback.


John Milbank
Milbank Photography
phone: 61 (0)8 8264 0994


photo by Nikolay Dimitrov

Nikolay Dimitrov provides high quality stock images through his website

The PRO Stock Collection is a special selection of high quality, high resolution images, suitable for large prints, calendars, posters and commercials...

Go to and choose your image.


Nikolay Dimitrov
Nikolay Dimitrov Photography
phone: 00359898562598


Award winning travel and wildlife photographer Claudio Bacinello has recently returned from trips to Botswana, South Africa, Italy and Spain. In addition to iconic wildlife images, these collections include images capturing unique details and perspectives of each destination.

Claudio Bacinello
Photographic Visions
phone: +1 416 678 8304

photo by Claudio Bacinello
photo by Rod Jones

Rod Jones has significant experience of landscape, architecture, weather and 'people' photography. Based in central France, he's currently building a serious portfolio of images from the Limousin, Dordogne and Lot areas of France.

He has recently returned from an extended trip to the USA taking in California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and Texas. Previous trips included Washington State, Montana and the Canadian north-west.

Rod has also travelled extensively in Europe, with recent visits to Slovakia, Italy, Austria and Spain, as well as trips to France's Haute-Savoie and Provence.

He is available for commissions anywhere in central and southern Europe.


Rod Jones
Rod Jones Photography
phone: 0555271874


photo by Heather Angel

Heather Angel spent a year at Kew Gardens taking the varied wildlife that lives in and visits this famous botanical garden.

In spring, enchanting wildfowl babies appear; summer flowers attract a host of insect pollinators; come autumn parakeets and squirrels raid chestnuts while, in winter, swans court – all portrayed in her informative book Heather Angel’s Wild Kew. The 350 images include this shot of the Palm House Pond taken in February 2009.


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


photo by Rowan Watts

Majority World – Ethical Imagery for CSR!

Why work with us?

Editors, companies and agencies reap the rewards of direct access to a bank of unique images which enable you to provide your audiences with an authentic ‘insider’ perspective of the developing world and the global South, raising your profile in terms of credibility and creativity and providing a point of differentiation from your competitors.

Majority World offers over 21,000 quality images online provided by 231 local photographers from Asia, The Middle East, Africa and Latin America:

•Images – helping you to source striking and relevant stock images.
•Assignments – helping you to find and communicate with the best photographer to ensure successful results.
•Features - commission or purchase a range of themes to reveal the rich and varied lives and experiences of the people of the majority world.

•Environmental: work produced locally, meaning minimal transport costs and a low carbon footprint.
•Social: promoting a deeper understanding of the people and cultures of the world in which we live.
•Economic: images increase the income of photographers whilst saving companies and agencies time and money as everything is produced locally.
•Communication: companies communicate the socially responsible credentials of the Majority World brand to their stakeholders, thus enhancing their ethical, social and environmental responsibility profiles.


Rowan Watts
Majority World CIC
phone: +44 1491 652598


Marilyn Hunt's photography will be featured in the March 2010 issue of Cowboys & Indians Magazine. Her work was chosen over that of 800 other photographers with a $500 award.

Marilyn is available for commissioned work and assignments in the United States. She has a talent for taking beautiful travel, nature and portrait photographs and turning them into works of art. Many artists comment on their painterly appeal.

Marilyn Hunt
Photographs By Marilyn Hunt
United States
phone: 720-289-0146

photo by Marilyn Hunt

Dawid Theron is a photographer based near Cape Town, South Africa and would like to wish everyone a prosperous 2010.


Dawid Theron
Dawid Theron Photography
South Africa
phone: +27 71 8979100


Award winning landscape photographer Jason Friend has just returned from a winter trip to the Scottish Highlands, where he was capturing images for his forthcoming 'Spirit of the Highlands' book and also for his own online stock photography library.

The Jason Friend Images stock collection now hosts over 5000 of his award winning photography, covering locations as diverse as Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Borneo, Cambodia, Chile, China, Czech Republic, England, France, Hong Kong, Independent Samoa, Ireland, Italy, Laos, Malaysia, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Scotland, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia and Vietnam.

In addition to his stock photography, Jason is also the author of a number of books including his recently released 6th book - Edinburgh Illuminated. Jason is currently working on another 4 books based north of the border and welcomes enquiries for commissioned photographic and editorial work based around the Cairngorms National Park and the Scottish Highlands. Jason is also available for commissioned work throughout the UK and further afield.

Images from Jasons' recent trip to the Highlands can now be viewed online at

Jason Friend
Jason Friend Photography Ltd
United Kingdom
phone: 0800 954 0234

photo by Jason Friend


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