|NEWSLETTER - March 2006|
|Half a million images are now searchable on Photographers Direct. This is quite a landmark for us, but with the collection doubling in size year on year, we hope to reach a million images this time next year! We have also had major improvements in handling the capacity of traffic we now receive (100,000 vistors a week!) and you should find searching the database consistently faster.
Below is the latest news from some of our photographers:
Photographers Direct - Fair Trade Photography.
|John-Mark Odero is a freelance photographer currently living in Ireland. His work includes travel stock photography and editorial pictures shot for both stock and local media outlets.
John-Mark’s latest assignment on February 25 was coverage of the “Love Ulster” parade in Dublin, Ireland, which degenerated into a riot. Photographers Direct showcases his images documenting this historic event which shattered decades of calm in the Republic's capital.
John-Mark has also added a number of sunny travel pictures of Dublin showing a different take on what is often an overcast moody city.
John-Mark Odero Freelance Photographer
|SPRING IS COMING in the northern hemisphere
Here is one of its ambassadors: the May-bug (Melolontha melolontha).
After living in the ground as a larva for a couple of years the transformation takes place in April and the May-bug appears. Its lifetime is a few weeks only and it will be gone by the end of June.
German photographer Rainer Raffalski has a series of 10 May-bug images on Photographers Direct. Please have a look!
Rainer Raffalski Photography
|Peter Thompson specialises in motorsport photography. Peter is looking for photographic commissions for the 2006 UK motorsport calendar. The events (and supporting series) in 2006 he will be covering include:
British Touring Cars (BTCC)
World Touring Cars (WTCC)
German Touring Cars (DTM)
British Superbikes (BSB)
World Superbikes (WSB)
The circuits Peter will be attending are: Brands Hatch, Silverstone and Snetterton.
Peter Thompson Photography
Tel: 01603 505659
|Acclaim Images adds some 500 new images to their site each day.
Their Super Search feature allows a visual search of thousands of images in just a few minutes. Fill your computer screen with up to 1,000 images per page in a customizable format up to 15 images wide to fit your monitor and/or printer.
Acclaim Images covers all stock photo topics and offers RF and RM licensing as well as custom prints.
|Alan Skyrme will be in Europe during the period April-August 06. Special projects / commissions may be directed as usual to Alan Skyrme Photography at the email address indicated below.
In the meantime he has added more Food and Drink, Travel and Nature images to his sites, and has launched a new site that acts as a portal - www.shootimagesgallery.com
Alan Skyrme Photography - where imagination and images overlap with quality.
Alan Skyrme Photography
Tel: 55 41 3018 8851
Fax: 55 41 3016 8850
|Can’t Find These Photos Anywhere Else!
Lightning storms, crop circles and more. All of these hard-to-find images just became a little easier to source.
Photosphere.com is releasing a new series of royalty-free CD images. The initial release will feature professional-quality images of crop circles, lightning storms, underwater life and wedding images.
“We shoot to be a little different,” says Allen Haslinger,Director of Image Management of Photosphere. “Our customers come to us when they want high-quality photos of unusual subjects and when they need images with people in them. Think of Photosphere when you need an image that hasn’t been seen everywhere!”
For more than a decade, graphic designers, web designers, art directors and other creative professionals have turned to Photosphere for hard-to-find, royalty-free images via CD and on-line. As an independent supplier of stock images, Photosphere’s mandate has always been to provide royalty-free stock images that aren’t available everywhere.
|TrickoftheLight.net is launching a new web site of commissioned and stock photography, taken by enthusiastic, professional, freelance photographer Mary Clark, who is potty about pictures.
These images have huge visual impact, being strong but simple in composition, and full of vivid memorable colour.
The range is diverse, everything from peaceful panorama, to the more challenging digitally altered that will just knock your socks off.
Please do check the samples and the range of work displayed. All artistic genres can be reproduced, so please contact her to discuss your individual requirements, or those hard to find pictures you are searching for.
trick of the light
Tel: 44 01273 202953
Fax: 44 01273 202953
|myLoupe.com - thousands of fresh images added weekly. Lifestyle, business concepts, world travel, nature, wildlife, parenting, religion, glamour and much more. Over 190,000 images online. Ask about their volume discount when licensing 10 or more images.
- Fast easy searching.
- Free "comp" files ( with registration)
- Lightboxes: save, organize & share.
- Online licensing and download.
- Online competitive pricing.
- Royalty Free & Rights Managed.
- Over 750 photographers worldwide.
Photographer inquiries welcome.
|15 Israeli photographers have formed a new group www.PhotoStock-Israel.com with the goal of producing and selling photographs from Israel and abroad.
They cover all Israeli topics such as travel, religion, history and archaeology, lifestyle and local subcultures. They also have a collection of general stock and concept work. Come see an Israel you never saw before. They are available for assignments with guaranteed customer satisfaction. Don't Passover the opportunity of obtaining fresh images for your Easter and Passover publications.
Please contact them at PhotoStockIsrael@gmail.com or take a look at some of the topics they cover at their show case www.PhotoStock-Israel.com or call +972-54-2159159
|Newly arrived at Car Photo Library this month are images of three of the world's most exclusive and expensive Supercars - the Pagani Zonda F, Mercedes-McLaren SLR and Porsche Carrera GT. Total cost for these 3 cars is a cool £1.2 million. Also new are images of a number of remarkable Classic cars, including a sensational one-off Rolls-Royce from the 1930s, as featured in the April edition of Classic & Sports Car magazine.
Contact library manager David Kimber for more details.
Car and Bike Photo Libraries
Tel: 01202 528849
|With Mothers' Day only a few weeks away, Adams Picture Library (APL) would like to draw attention to its enchanting collection of worldwide family photographs. Whatever subject you require - from parent child relationships, to sibling rivalry, to youngsters at play - APL has got it all! Just visit the APL website to view more from this collection.
APL is a general interest photo agency with a broad range of Royalty Free and Rights Managed imagery spanning the last 40 years. The collection encompasses wildlife, travel, landscapes, food and fashion photography and more. Almost 12,000 images are available to purchase directly from the APL website and 500,000 more are stored in-house in transparency format. Please contact a member of the APL for a free search of the in-house collection.
Adams Picture Library t/a apl
Tel: 0208 964 8007
Fax: 0208 960 8609
|Visit Images of Africa to view their wonderful growing selection of unique African images. Over 40,000 images available to view!
Contact them for wildlife, concept, extreme sport, flora, food, people and culture, travel and locations, tribal and marine - or visit their website for an African experience.
Images of Africa
Tel: + 27 (021) 462 4360
Fax: +27 (021) 462 4375
|Photographers Direct is a FREE online service to help researchers and publishers find photographs for their publications. If you are looking for images, all you need do is log-on to the website - enter your requests, and they will be sent out immediately to relevant picture libraries and professional photographers. Any that think they have suitable images can then upload images or contact you direct. And remember, it's FREE!
Don't forget to check out the latest pictures to have made it onto the WOW! page.
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