Photographers Direct Newsletter: April 2010


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Newsletter April 2010


paul felix, Paul Felix Photography, United Kingdom
Robert Ash, Ash Group LLC, United States
grahame soden, Studio Of Fine Art, Germany
JORGE FERNANDEZ, EnTerceraClase Photography, Spain
Jonathan Griffiths, MrShutterbug Wildlife Photography, United Kingdom
David Barr, Photobar, Canada
Richard Osbourne, Richard Osbourne Photography, United Kingdom
Rowan Watts, Majority World CIC, UK
Gabrio Linari, Gabrio Linari Photography, United Kingdom
Mike Peak, PhotoLocate, United Kingdom
Carol Ailles, Carol Ailles Photography, Canada
Michael DeFreitas, Travel Snaps, Canada
Filip Gierlinski, Filskifoto, United Kingdom
Anna Oldenhave, Anna Oldenhave Flower Photography, Netherlands
Tarique Hossain, Tarique Hossain Photography, United Kingdom
Zute & Demelza Lightfoot, Lightfoot Photo, South Africa
Dave Reede, Dave Reede Photography, Canada
Elbie Lebrecht, Lebrecht Music & Arts Photo Library, United Kingdom


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

photo by Paul Felix

Paul Felix is a photographer specializing in traditional Crafts and Craftsmen and women who work in the rural areas of Europe. His large library has been built up over twenty years, during that time he's supplied images for books magazines and TV companies. Also he's had a book published " Last of the Line ", which was a best selling craft book, and now a new version is under way, on sale in the spring 2011.


Paul Felix
Paul Felix Photography
United Kingdom
phone: 01451861893


photo by Robert Ash

Robert Ash recently won 1st place in a Professional Photographers of the Greater Bay Area (PPGBA) print competition in the Weddings category. His winning print, "Alone in the Crowd - Through Love", also scored a formal Merit from PPGBA. It was also the only print in that competition in the Weddings category to score a Merit.

Robert specializes in photography for executives, business owners and entrepreneurs and has launched two new websites. is focused on landscapes, travel and fine art images, features search capability for broad categories of work featured on the site.

His new portrait, wedding and event site, features examples of portraits, weddings and events with wonderful examples of ethnic subjects, brides and grooms.


Robert Ash
Ash Group LLC
United States
phone: +1 510 471 3493


photo by Grahame Soden

Grahame Soden is a Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society and is based in Potsdam, Germany. For the summer and autumn of 2010 Grahame is offering fully escorted photographic workshops to some of the places where the events that shaped the 20th century occurred. Limited guest accommodation and parking is available, just a few minutes walk from the baroque splendour of the palaces & gardens of this historic city.

Full details, together with examples of Grahame's work, are at


Grahame Soden
Studio Of Fine Art
phone: +49 (0)331 2732383



Travelling photographer Jorge Fernandez would like to announce the publication of a B/W Portraits book. "El color del cristal" is a book that contains 80 portraits in black & white. Photographs in this book have been taken in countries such as China, Uzbekistan, Iran, Tajikistan, Mongolia, Namibia, Botswana and Turkey.

The preview of this book shows some of the pictures inside. More are awaiting to be seen.. To view the book please check:


EnTerceraClase Photography
phone: +34 600999497


photo by Jonathan Griffiths

UK based freelance photographer Jonathan Griffiths is pleased to announce the launch of his all new website showcasing a selection of his portfolio. The new website includes a new online store, containing stock images, where you can search for photos which are species specific.

Mainly interested in Wildlife photography and the Natural World, Jonathan concentrates on bringing his images to life and capturing the movement and essence of his subjects.

His work has been utilised by the Snow Leopard Trust, Sony and advertising campaigns amongst others and can be found on cards and calendars worldwide.

Jonathan believes his pictures speak louder than words though and invites you to take a look for yourself at

If you would like to commission Jonathan or utilise some of his portfolio then please contact him to discuss your requirements.


Jonathan Griffiths
MrShutterbug Wildlife Photography
United Kingdom
phone: 07970645110


photo by David Barr

Photobar specializes in Agricultural Stock Photography.

How do we stay connected? Back in the "old days" We visited with clients and friends. Now we communicate by email and with many businesses we seldom get to speak face to face with anyone. We seldom even talk on the phone.

At the suggestion of a client David Barr has opened a new Facebook Fan page. This interactive use of social media which is integrated as part of the website allows you to see what he has been doing and allows for your input on The Wall or you can take part in Discussions with other people that visit the Facebook page. Tell David what he can do to help you or what kind of images you are having trouble locating.
Consider hitting the link to "become a fan" and you will receive notification of updates to the Photobar library.

The complete Photobar library is searchable right from the Facebook Welcome page.

David Barr
phone: 519 846 8827

photo by Richard Osbourne

Leading UK art photographer Richard Osbourne has a new e-commerce website. It contains hundreds of new Art Images all of which are available for licensing for Art or marketing uses. You can also see examples of previous installations including 120 artworks in the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster, London.

All images are high resolution digital and guaranteed to look fantastic at any size on walls. Panoramic images are available at up to 11:1 aspect ratio - that's 27m long without a repeat at full wall height (2.5m)!

Images can be purchased as digital downloads online or as a range of very high quality photographic artwork products.


Richard Osbourne
Richard Osbourne Photography
United Kingdom
phone: 01603 629437



2010 FIFA World Cup in Africa

With less than 70 days to kick off, Majority World can offer access to the most comprehensive pan-African feature coverage of Africa's first FIFA World Cup. Over 100 journalists in 34 African countries have produced in-depth features relating to African football and the impact of the 2010 FIFA World Cup on African life. Purchase per file, per feature. Contact Majority World to discuss pricing that suits your budget.


Rowan Watts
Majority World CIC
phone: +44 1491 652598


Gabrio Linari is an experienced and very creative Italian photographer working in London, available for glamour, studio, fashion, model portfolios, commercial and advertising photo shoots, workshops and creative shootings.

Gabrio has worked with lots of models in studio/commercial photography and shot models for portfolio work in: New York City (USA), Tokyo (Japan), Portlog (Croatia), Portorose (Slovenia), Trieste (Italy) London (UK), Milan (Italy), Padova (Italy), Venice (Italy), Cardiff (UK).

See his portfolio at - recently worked for new fashion music video "Jeggings" in London, UK.

Gabrio Linari
Gabrio Linari Photography
United Kingdom
phone: 077 073 837 15

photo by Gabrio Linari

This image of Les Cloitres de St Trophime, Arles, Provence, France has been a popular seller at PhotoLocate. Mike Peak ARPS manages this image library of stock photographs compiled from different areas and countries. The website has recently been revised and re-built and now contains over 1,000 images suitable for many uses. Searches can be made by general categories or by keywords and digital images can be purchased on-line.

There is a good selection of countryside images, particularly from the Yorkshire Dales in the North of England as well as some from foreign visits, including a recent trip to Seville and the surrounding area. Further trips are planned to Spain, Italy and other European locations during this year.

Mike Peak
United Kingdom
phone: 01253 714865

photo by Mike Peak

Travel Photographer Carol Ailles is off to Europe in May and June. Her itinerary includes England, Paris France and lots of Spain. She will be adding to her library of stock images and is interested in assignments for any of these areas.

In the meantime she had been working on her collections from previous trips. The deserts and ancient temples of Egypt and an extensive collection of India through the south, some of Rajasthan in the North and McLeod Ganj the Tibetan refuge of the Dalai Lama are all posted now. The Australian Outback, with, Queensland and The Northern Territory are up next. With more from Thailand, Cambodia and Borneo, as time permits. Although Carol focuses on the natural wildlife and wonder of an area, she brings back a complete collection of architecture, people and events.

Based in Vancouver Canada, Carol is also exploring the local scenery and will be continuing to submit images of British Columbia and plans a trip to the Rocky Mountains in the summer.

Carol Ailles
Carol Ailles Photography
phone: 778 885 7862

photo by Carol Ailles

Award-winning travel photographer and writer Michael DeFreitas has just returned from Cozumel, Southern California and the Caribbean 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 February, Michael received six writing and photography awards from the North American Travel Journalists Association.

Over the last year, Michael has also added images from Southern Chile, Peru, Canadian Maritimes, Eastern Quebec, Israel, Egypt, New Mexico, Northern California and Oregon to his 70,000+ stock library.

In the next three months Michael will be shooting in Ecuador (the Amazon and the Galapagos Islands), Reno/lake Tahoe and Switzerland. He is available for piggyback assignments.


Michael DeFreitas
Travel Snaps
phone: 604-946-5505


photo by Filip Gierlinski

Filip Gierlinski is proud to announce the launch of the new look Filskifoto website. London based photographer Filip Gierlinski works across many fields and industries as a professional photographer, and has gained over 10 years experience in digital photography. With a full range of location and studio facilities, Filip is ever expanding his client base and types of photo shoots he is commissioned for.

The new look website will be updated with new projects and images regularly, and Filip is showcasing some of the best work there.


Filip Gierlinski
United Kingdom
phone: +44 (0)7859078945


Anna Oldenhave is a well-known flower photographer from The Netherlands.

Her flowers impress by being assertive, powerful and surprising. Her compositions, often macros, are refreshing and uplifting. Interior designers often use her flowers are as they make impressive murals.

Her flowers are also used in floral and gardening magazines, calenders, postcards etc. She also works on commission. Her website shows a representative selection of images, has English keyword search facilities, clear thumbnail images, comprehensive image information, lightbox facility and fast page-loading.

Anna Oldenhave
Anna Oldenhave Flower Photography
phone: 31 172587486 or 0 31 6 49708224
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photo by Anna Oldenhave
photo by Tarique Hossain

Tarique Hossain, a Bangladesh born photographer, is now based in London, UK doing children photography, portrait, fashion & glamour in studio and outdoor locations. His passion also includes nature, environment and landscape, panoramic photography.

Tarique's website has been updated with new work. Please email with any requests or commissions both in the UK and Bangladesh.


Tarique Hossain
Tarique Hossain Photography
United Kingdom
phone: 07503083932


photo by Zute & Demelza Lightfoot

Zute and Demelza Lightfoot have a new web site featuring travel and editorial images from Southern Africa. The archive includes pictures from Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Mozambique, Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Uganda and Ghana. We have a contemporary and extensive collection of pictures from Angola covering Luanda, Benguela, Lobito, Lubango and Namibe province.

The web site also holds action photos from this year’s African Cup of Nations (CAN) football tournament. These feature up to date pictures of the African football players participating in this year’s world cup. Zute and Demelza have focused on the football fans from across the continent and have many images available on their site. A selection of which will be exhibited in Johannesburg.

All images are hi res and available to license and download.

Lightfoot photo is based in Johannesburg and available for assignment through out the region.


Zute & Demelza Lightfoot
Lightfoot Photo
South Africa
phone: 0027 (0) 715957308


photo by Dave Reede

Dave Reede has recently added several new portfolios to the agriculture section of his website. These include sections on potatoes, grain storage and grain terminals.


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



An exhibition entitled A World Observed 1940 - 2010 is soon to be launched at Manchester Art Gallery. It opens 24th April, 2010 until 30th August 2010. This is the first comprehensive retrospective to trace Dorothy Bohm’s exceptional photographic career – a career that spans six decades and several continents. A wide selection of her work can be found at

Her atmospheric photographs of Europe and America in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s capture nostalgic lost worlds: Central Park in New York City, the River Seine in Paris, shopping in department stores in America, at the races in England, swinging London. Her unique view of these times can be tracked down through her photographs - available to Lebrecht clients.


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




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