Avalon Light Photoart

by Richard Winn

Avalon Light Photoart was founded in October 2009, by Richard Winn. Richard is a part time photographer, based in Somerset, in the south west of England, not far from the large city of Bristol and close to the opportunities of the Somerset Levels and uplands, such as Exmoor and the Quantock Hills. Early on, I recognised that setting up a website from scratch was very time consuming, so I decided to use Photoshelter and their tailored templates, designed with photographers in mind. This also took the risk out of running an e-commerce website, with any security being handled by people who know how to protect customers.
I am based in Bridgwater and my full contact details can be found on the Contact page on the main website (http://ps.avalonlightphotoart.co.uk). I specialise in nature photography, but this covers a wide range of subjects. Choice of wildlife subjects range from macro photographs of tiny insects, through to large mammals such as red deer and bottlenose dolphins. I also specialise in micro landscapes and natural textures and abstracts, not to mention wide open landscapes. A number of photographs are now available, from my local area of Somerset and Devon and from the Scottish Highlands, where I often feel more at home. Also, being based in Bridgwater makes me ideally placed to document the annual Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival, probably the largest illuminated carnival in the world.
My main target customers are individuals looking for fine art nature photography. However, my work is also available for immediate download, either for personal (including charitable) use or as a commercial product (mostly as Rights Managed licences). Most photographs are available as prints and downloads, but there are some exceptions, which are stated in the image description. I print all my own products on Hahnemuhle fine art paper, this is currently on either Fine Art Pearl (a semi-glossy paper) or Fine Art Baryta (glossy), depending on the image. Both of these papers are heavyweight, in excess of 300gms. If anyone is interested in a matt print, then I would outsource this printing to the Print Yours, a company who tailor printing to individual images. Self-printing allows me more control over the quality of the final product and from testing Print Yours, I find that the quality is as good as what I can offer, with only slightly higher cost. Exact pricing is available during the order process, but the basic price structure is as follows:
A3 Print: £25.99 (+P&P)
A4 Print: £16.99 (+P&P)
7×5” Print: £2.49 (+P&P)
Personal Use Digital Download Licence: £12.99 (original size; lower resolution images may also be available at reduced cost)
Commercial licence: According to usage
In the Spring of 2011, I published a book titled “A Journey with Nature”, based on my experiences while exploring the natural world. This was self-published through Blurb in two different formats; one containing text only in a pocket format and one in a larger format, illustrated with photographs relating to the text. It is now also available in electronic form from Amazon’s Kindle site.
I have found that social media has offered me little benefit so far, but I do have a Facebook fan site. Recent news can be found there, on my personal Facebook page and on my blog, where I also have some photography articles. Hopefully, these outlets will offer not only portals to expand my business in the future, but also a conduit to express my vision. I feel that to progress in any art form, you have to experiment. It is only by experimentation that you explore new ideas and develop your own identity. This is no different for photographers, particularly those who aim for a more artistic style. I am always striving for something a little different, I don’t always succeed of course, but each time I experiment, it makes the chances of being different more likely and strengthens my individual style.
The featured picture came about as a result of this experimentation. I’d wanted to experiment with narrow depth of field, using selective focusing for around 12-18 months and had practiced with some larger subjects, but it was a while before I found a suitable subject in a situation where photography was possible last autumn. The subject itself was a small juvenile of the common toad (Bufo bufo), less than two inches or five centimetres long. I tried a couple of side on compositions, before moving to the front, with slightly more depth of field. I then concentrated on focusing on the two prominent eyes, throwing the background and rest of the toad out of focus. The in focus bits of moss then helped to frame the subject, with the colours from the rest of the moss giving a nice smooth, colourful background. I have set this as a limited edition print, priced at £34.99 for an unmounted A3 print on Fine Art Pearl, but it is also available mounted and as a matt print at additional cost. It can be found in the Reptiles and Amphibians gallery.

Contact

http://ps.avalonlightphotoart.co.uk

 

Dave Welling

Wildlife and nature photographer

Hello. My name is Dave Welling

Since childhood, I have been fascinated by wildlife and the natural world and began using a camera to capture those unique moments when wild animals do something spectacular or the light on a landscape takes your breath away. With that background I became a professional wildlife and nature photographer in the early 1990’s. I now concentrate on the western and southwestern United States for both landscape and wildlife subjects. I also have image coverage from Alaska, Canada, Mexico, Venezuela and east Africa. Each year I donate a portion of my earnings to wildlife rescue facilities and wildlife and habitat conservation and protection organizations. Our wildlife and natural habitats are disappearing at an alarming rate and these organizations help to raise our consciousness about endangered wildlife and ecosystems.

I have over 67,000 stock images available for licensing. I have been published in numerous books, calendars, and magazines, as note cards and in a variety of other print and web/Internet media. Past clients include
Magazines: National Geographic Adventure, Kids, Explorer and Travel; National Wildlife’s Ranger Rick and Your Big Backyard; Nature’s Best; Outdoor Photographer; BirdWatching; Living Bird; Natural History
Calendars/Notecards: Audubon; Barnes & Noble; COMDA; Inner Reflections; National Wildlife; Northword Press; Palm Press; PlanetZoo; Pomegranate Communications; Sierra; World Wildlife Fund
Books: National Geographic; Capstone; Farcountry Press; Grand Canyon Association; Prentice Hall; Voyageurs’ Press; Cowles Creative; Holt Reinhart; Houghton Mifflin; Prentice Hall; Trident Press; Rio Nuevo Publications; Tyndale House

My photographic awards include numerous first place and honorable mention awards in BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, National Wildlife and Nature’s Best photo contests.

My latest book, SANCTUARY, is now available. It is a coffee table photo book of images and stories of some of the 70,000 wild animals rescued by a major, local wildlife rescue and care facility that I have been involved with for over 25 years. You can view this 120 page book here:
SANCTUARY ,

I am also the major image contributor for the book, A TEXAS WILDLIFE PORTFOLIO, by Farcountry Press. You can view that book here:
A TEXAS WILDLIFE PORTFOLIO.

I also write photo/text articles for magazines. For an example please see MY LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY ARTICLE IN THE APRIL, 2011 ISSUE OF OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHER.

I am a charter member of the North American Nature Photographers Association (NANPA) and a member of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP). In addition to licensing my work directly to clients I am also represented by the following stock agencies: Animals Animals/Earth Scenes, Nature Picture Library, Jaynes Gallery/Danita Dellimont and Photo24. I am also available for nature, wildlife or environmentally oriented assignment work.

Many of my wildlife and nature/landscape images are available as fine art prints through my e-commerce web site on MY FINE ART AMERICAPRINT WEBSITE.

You may purchase open edition fine art prints of these images on MY FINE ART AMERICA E-COMMERCE SITE.

I have two stock licensing web sites:
www.strikingnatureimagesbydavewelling.com with over 3.800 images,
and www.agpix.com/davewelling
with almost 5,000 images.
All images on both sites have extensive key wording and complete location information; wildlife images include complete common and Latin names.
Please visit my web sites listed above and follow me on Google+

Thank you for visiting my web sites.

67,000 stock images available for licensing

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‘Cornered’ – (Cardinal Behavior)

Cornered
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An attempt at capturing the aggressive behavior of the Cardinal, with males generally the ‘nastier’ of the two.
The aggressive behavior within the species is rather common, and not limited to the male/female interaction seen here..
Higher ISO @ 1600, f/11, 1/4000th and bright sunlight – no flash. Canon 1D Mark III, 300mm f/2.8 + 1.4x @ 10 frames per second shutter.
Howard Cheek
Website – Blog – Galleries – Portfolio

http://www.howardcheekphotography.com/

http://www.howardcheekphotography.com/

Contact

cheek@starband.net

Yellowbelly Racer Attack

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This Yellowbelly Racer first ran up towards our pond at blazing speed, from the marshy area below. It stopped at ponds edge, in a coiled & upright stance. Then through the water, with a few missed strikes at the leopard frogs there. Finally, it wound its way up through, and deep into the rocks that make up our fountain. It cornered this large one, and the frog squealed for at least five minutes or so as it tried to escape. All out of sight inside these rocks, but dramatic none-the-less.
This shot is at the point where the snake’s backing out of the rocks, with frog in tow. In the end, the frog escaped believe it or not. As I moved closer, the snake let go it’s grip. It noticed the “Incredible Hulk” approaching 😉
So a happy ending for you frog lovers out there!
F/14, 1/1000th, ISO 320, 1D M3, 300mm f/2.8 + Kenko 2x ext and hard light at noon sharp, no flash.
Location: Texas Hill Country.
POST SCRIPT: During the course of this day I had the pleasure of watching both male & female pairs of Roadrunner & Cuckoo birds hunting frogs at the pond. There’s a large crop of frogs this year, so the hunting’s good. If you’re a snake or a bird that is 🙂
Howard Cheek
Website – Blog – Galleries – Portfolio

http://HowardCheekPhotography.com
Contact

cheek@starband.net

Mason Photography

The Southern Cross appears over the South Island of New Zealand as the camp fire and tents glow warm.

Steve Mason

IMG_1505 Over the last twenty years Steve has shot for the largest retailers and service providers in the US and Europe. Advertising, Direct mail, Retail Sign, Web, he has covered the range of usage in every media.

His advertising and print experience has covered the gamut from International Cruise Lines campaigns to Financial Services.

Extensive location files fill half his studio and he has location support around the world to match. He has not been everywhere…but it feels like it sometimes .

Steve has worked the range of locations from studio fashion in Munich to winter ski photography in South America. From hanging outside a helicopter shooting action to underwater print campaigns for swim wear.

Specialties

Specializing in Domestic and International locations, pre-production consulting, film and digital capture. Post Production support, editing and fulfillment.

Motion work in video or film. Pre-production storyboards and concept. Production and location support. Editing and post production.

Steve Mason

Website

http://www.masonimage.com

Blog and/or Portfolio

http://www.tumblr.com/blog/masonimage
http://www.foundfolios.com/Steve-Mason

Contact

steve@masonimage.com

Seattle WA 98506
United States
1-360-607-8400

Specialties

Advertising
Lifestyle
Action
boat art for sale
boat paintings for sale
duck art for sale
duck paintings for sale

Fotografi Associati

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Massimo Viegi

fototessera21 Photojournalist for twenty years with extensive experience in covering news for several italian and international agencies. In 2011 I decided to form “Fotografi Associati” toghether with two collegues with similar skills. We want to offer high standard photojournalistic work and reportage, directly to magazines, newspapers and other organizations.
I’m now based near Geneva, Switzerland, and I own a permanent UN press credit. My collegues are based in Milan, Italy.

Massimo Viegi

Website

http://www.fotografiassociati.eu

Blog and/or Portfolio

 

Contact

info@fotografiassociati.eu

38 avenue de vessy
Ferney Voltaire 01210
France
00393482252356

Specialties

Photojournalism
Action
Corporate

Derick Hingle Photography

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Derick Hingle

162600_10150323207350237_724800236_15804600_6261815_n I am a freelance photographer based out of Hammond, LA working assignments and projects primarily in the Greater New Orleans and Baton Rouge areas but also around the Gulf South Region and for newspapers, magazines, and various corporations. Some of my most frequent clients include US Presswire, Bloomberg News, The Associated Press, The Baton Rouge Advocate Newspaper and many more. My primary focus is on sports photography covering NFL, NCAA, NBA and traveling to Florida for MLB Spring Training however I am also experienced with portrait, editorial news, commercial and real estate photography.

My images have appeared in world known publications such as:

Sports Illustrated
ESPN The Magazine
Sporting News Magazine
USA Today
The New York Times
The L.A. Times
San Francisco Gate Chronicle
Philadelphia Inquirer
Athlons Sports Annuals
Lindy’s Sports Preview Magazines
Maxim Magazine
TV Guide
and many more.

Derick Hingle

Website

http://www.dhphotography.biz

Blog and/or Portfolio

http://blog.dhphotography.biz/
http://archive.dhphotography.biz/gallery-list

Contact

info@dhphotography.biz

Hammond 70403
United States
011+1+ 985-507-8380

Specialties

Sports
Action
Editorial

Wight Pixels – UK Stock Photography

Unique Lifestyle Photography

Jason Swain


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An extensive collection of stunning Rights Managed (RM) and Royalty Free (RF) Stock Photography images of Great Britain available for licensing and immediate download.

Whatever your Great Britain Stock Photography requirements, whether you need images for your website, book cover, magazine article, news feature, corporate brochure, exhibition stand, internal presentation or global press release, we have a stunning collection of model-released images ready for immediate use.

You can license these images now directly through jasonswain.co.uk or please feel free to contact me via email photo@jasonswain.co.uk or call on 0787 203 9384 to discuss how we can help with your stock photography needs.

With an impressive list of international clients, you can rest assured that you will be in good company when you choose from our Stock library.

Jason Swain
Website
http://www.jasonswain.co.uk/

Blog and/or Portfolio
http://wightpixels.co.uk

Contact
jason@fire-island.co.uk

Roseland
Totland Bay PO39 0EU
United Kingdom
447872039384

Specialties
Landscape
Lifestyle
Stock