|NEWSLETTER - February 2009|
As part of our Fair Trade Photography policy, Photographers Direct is now an official supporter of The Bill of Rights for Photography Competitions created by Pro-Imaging. The main purpose of The Bill of Rights is to protect the copyright of photographers' images and to highlight photographic competitions which are fair to photographers and those which are not. We highly recommend that any organisation arranging a photographic competition applies the Bill of Rights criteria as this will both allow the good publicity of appearing on Pro-Imaging's 'Rights On' list and avoid the bad publicity of appearing on their 'Rights Off' list.
Here is the latest news from some of our photographers:
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|See Utah in a new way! Spectacular imagery by Marilyn Hunt. She combines vision with emotion for maximum impact. Her most recent adventures took her to Utah and then to the National Western Stock Show in Denver. While living in Colorado, she brings you the best of the West! Marilyn Hunt is available for photographic assignments as well.
Photographs by Marilyn Hunt
|Photojournalist and Advertising Photographer Paul Nevin invites you to view his new website:
Paul Nevin Photography
Tel: Mob: 0415 225071
|The Colin Munro Photography website has just gone live. Colin specialises in stock of underwater, marine life and commercial fishing images from around the world, but also provides a growing collection of wildlife, landscapes and people images. 2008 was a busy year, with trips to the South Pacific, North and West Africa expanding his portfolio. A recent addition is his collection of fine art prints. These include dramatic winter landscapes from his backyard, the Exe Estuary, Devon, as well as his stock in trade of marine images.
Colin Munro Photography
Tel: +44 (0)7535680507
|Vladimir Sidoropolev is a photographer based in the south of Russia, Krasnodar krai.
Photography is a profession and passion, work and hobby 36 years already. Welcome to his world:
Vladimir Sidoropolev Photography
Tel: +7 918 46 26 837
|Bernard Jaubert has a new e-commerce website:
Bernard Jaubert Photography
|Pacific Northwest photographer Rob Casey's wanderlust and appreciation of the outdoors compel him to explore both familiar and out of the way places where he discovers unexpected moments that are revealed through his work.
His work portrays familiar natural landscapes with a unique perspective, as seen in his reflection shots of Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic National Park. He also brings a refreshing sense of humor to cultural landscapes, focusing on quirky architecture and unusual roadside attractions, and showing us cross sections of life in small town Americana.
- Death Valley National Park, California, USA
- Olympic National Park, Washington, USA
- Big Wave Surfing, Steamer Lane, Santa Cruz, California, USA
- The Pearl District and the Classic Tea Garden, Portland, Oregon, USA
Rob is available for assignments and stock.
Rob Casey Photographer
|Travel writer and photographer Laurence Mitchell has recently returned from the Caucasus and Middle East with fresh images of Georgia, Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh and Iran. In Iran he visited the central imperial centres of Isfahan, Shiraz and Yazd as well as lesser known cities like Hamadan and Sanadaj close to the Iraqi border. This same trip also took him to eastern Turkey and Northern Cyprus.
Earlier last year he spent time photographing in northeast India, visiting the cities of Varanasi, Bodhgaya, Kolkata, Assam and Meghalaya, as well as the cities, waterways and coast of Bangladesh. Sample images from these destinations have been added to his website at www.laurencemitchell.com.
Laurence Mitchell Photography
Tel: (+44) 01603 614619
|Alan Skyrme is currently Brazil after touring for several months in Europe. Images from Paris, Venice, Sicily, UK and Cyprus have been added to his 2008 Travel, Food and Nature stock libraries.
February finds Alan Skyrme travelling in Brazil: to 5 states in the North East and to Belem in the North. He will be capturing more Travel, Food and Nature images in these locations before returning to his studio in the south of Brazil.
Alan Skyrme Photography
Tel: +44 07789 628956
Fax: Call or e-mail first
|Images of Antarctica and its wildlife, including some stunning panoramas, from Raldi Somers' trip to the Weddell Sea area of Antarctica have been added to the collection. Also, high quality footage of the emperor penguins and QTVR interactive panoramas are now available for immediate download via his website (http://www.naturalhistoryfilm.com).
Raldi traveled to Tanzania during December 2008 where he filmed the migration of the wildebeest as they moved south from the Masai Mara into the Serengeti. Images, footage and QTVR panoramas are available in his online shop now. The images have also been added to the collection on Photographers Direct.
During March 2009, Raldi will be filming in the south of Egypt for a US television program. Images and footage from this trip will be available on his web site in May.
Gentoo Multimedia Ltd.
|Laurie Allread added images of wildlife of the Falkland Islands from her trip during 2008. Her first trip during 2009 was to the mysterious Easter Island where she photographed the clossal Moai statues. Those images were also added to the collection. She also continues to update her collection with additional images from the Polar regions.
Laurie Allread Photography
Tel: 949 307 1053
Fax: 714 866 2152
|Touch of Glamour is a California based studio which specializes in digital photo retouching and enhancement services. They provide fast and inexpensive service and will be happy to establish permanent relationships with professional photographers and editorial staff.
Portrait Retouching portfolios are available for review at http://www.touchofglamour.com/Photo_Retouching.htm
Touch of Glamour have also uploaded their extensive travel photo galleries, covering many European cities (Venice, Paris, Amsterdam, Bruges, Copenhagen, Brussels and Grenoble): http://www.touchofglamour.com/Main_galleries/index.html
Images are available as digital files or prints.
Touch of Glamour
|February is the month of love, pancakes and this year in the UK snow! Throughout the country kids jumped with joy at the prospect of building snow and no school.
At APL they feel rather left out, as there was no proper snow in Cornwall.
Valentine's day can be expressed in a variety of ways - conceptual or classic, whichever interpretation you feel like, make sure you buy and send a card to a loved one and make them feel special, life is short, so act now.
To view the romance on our ever growing independent website of wide ranging images, please click the link:
Have a lovely month.
Adams Picture Library t/a apl
Fax: 0208 960 8609
|Cuba is hot! Cuba celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Revolution and itís one of the hottest topics this year. If you are interested in new and exclusive photos of Cuba, have a look at the collection of Chiara Chiarello who has just returned with lots of great shots.
This month Chiara will be covering the Venice Carnival in Italy. If you need beautiful images of Venice during this festival, check back in the next few days for some great new additions to her collection! You can find more travel photography in Chiara's portfolio or at www.chiarachiarelloimages.smugmug.com where new countries will be uploaded soon (Morocco, UK, California, Spain, Paris and much more!)
|PhotoStock-Israel.com is proud to announce the addition of an in-depth collection of the Midwest. This new collection is now part of their stock photography on-line archive.
Other collections available at PhotoStock-Israel are Food, Religion - both Christianity and Judaism, Africa and Middle East wild life, Far East travel and model released lifestyle stock images.
Personal service is their goal so please visit them at PhotoStock-Israel where they will help you find the best image for any and all of your needs.
PhotoStock-Israel where images, imagination and reality meet.
|Brian Arnopp Images is a small but growing collection of stock images based in Welwyn, Herts.
Brian Arnopp Images
Tel: ++44 (0) 777 385 4728
|Paul Cunningham enjoys a varied range of commissionsí and a portfolio featuring; people, places and events, based in London and travelling worldwide. Paul's forte is in creating work that is bright, colourful and atmospheric, with a faithful record of delivering creative work to brief, to budget and on time.
paulcunninham.co.uk gives direct access to his portfolio and a gallery that displays an array of engaging images with themes such as people, landmarks, travel and landscape. Please enjoy the work, and if you would like to discuss future projects and commissions, Paul would love to chat about your ideas.
Tel: 01689 825368
|The Car & Bike Photo Library has just received an extensive new image collection featuring Classic and Vintage cars shot in a wide variety of stunning locations throughout Europe.
Contact library manager David Kimber for more information.
Car and Bike Photo Libraries
Tel: 01202 528849
|New Photography Studio in Budapest for 2009.
As the world is recessing, Paul Williams has decided to expand and open a new office and studio in Budapest. As with the London studio it will concentrate on food and still life primarily.
It opens new doors for his travel and landscape work and he will be able to explore Slovakia, Slovania, Romania, Serbia, The Ukrane as well as Hungary in more depth. If you need any subjects covering Paul would be happy to try and fulfill your requirements.
Paul's long term aim is to build a comprehensive library of central European subjects. This will also include the many and varied foods and wines of the area and he will also start accompanying the photos with articles to make a more complete package for publishers and magazines.
To celebrate the new studio Paul has a Hungarian language web site at www.funkyfood.hu and a new general photography site at www.paulwilliamsstudio.com
Paul Williams Studio Ltd
Tel: 0207 387 2637
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