Zaanse Schans, Zaandam, Zaanstad, Nederlands ~ © Tom Freda Photography
“We don't take pictures with our cameras, we take them with our hearts and we take them with our minds, and the camera is nothing more than a tool.” ~ Arnold Newman
▇ Welcome to my Flickr photo gallery.
I've been a photographer since I was 8 years old - starting out with my grandmother's Kodak Brownie Junior shooting 620 B&W, then evolving to my first SLR, a Pentax Spotmatic when I was 14.
Right around then, I sold my first shot to a local newspaper. I was hooked - and a camera hasn't been too far from my side since then.
For most of the last three decades, I've worked in a variety of photographic fields: Advertising, editorial, catalog, news, stock, all of which I still do - however, family and other business and volunteer interests have me doing less and less these days.
Although I use a full-frame DSLR system for landscapes and studio, I always carry a compact Micro Four Thirds camera everywhere I go. So mostly, my Flickr site is personal material from those cameras. However, on my web and 500px sites, I have more images relating to work.
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▇ COPYRIGHT NOTICE:
All my images appearing here are copyrighted and may not be published or used for any purposes without my permission.
Please note: I don't provide images to commercial clients for free or just a photo credit (don't even ask!). However, I do make exceptions for non-profit charities that can prove their charitable status.
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- Micro Four Thirds Portrait Group 87 photos, 23 members
- History of Canadian Science and Technology 9,948 photos, 437 members
- Vintage Orphaned Photographs 12,191 photos, 243 members
- Vintage Photos 17,356 photos, 380 members
- A NATIONAL PARK 8,817 photos, 1,055 members
- Your Best Photography 1,873,592 photos, 36,295 members
- Fine Art Photography (Curated) 1,076 photos, 768 members
- Professional Fashion Shows 17,080 photos, 727 members
- Professional Portraits 5,191 photos, 381 members
- Olympus 45mm f/1.8 Micro Four Thirds Lens 37,717 photos, 3,640 members
- OLYMPUS OMD And PEN IMAGEMAKERS 10,716 photos, 182 members
- Panasonic Micro and Four Thirds Photographers 171,247 photos, 3,951 members
- Panasonic M4/3 Camera Users 58,985 photos, 1,057 members
- olympus 40-150mm 2.8 pro 9,538 photos, 891 members
- Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II 18,033 photos, 857 members
- Konica Hexanon 50mm f1.7 540 photos, 69 members
- Konica AutoReflex (1965-1987) 7,409 photos, 595 members
- KONICA HEXANON 8,210 photos, 362 members
- MLB 38,384 photos, 1,538 members
- Toronto Blue Jays 2,892 photos, 189 members
- Kite Aerial Photography (KAP) 35,055 photos, 2,449 members
- Daarklands by ADMIN invite only *comment 1 * 29,646 photos, 3,634 members
- MOUNTAIN 89,775 photos, 8,960 members
- INVITATION - POOL 19,681 photos, 2,816 members
- Your Best Sport Shot 2015 7 photos, 20 members
- wrist watches 23,211 photos, 3,895 members
- fractalius photos 1,471 photos, 98 members
- Fractalicious 519 photos, 48 members
- * Optical Exposition Great Lakes and Atlantic 1,771 photos, 223 members
- Post-Processing Addicts 54,450 photos, 1,872 members
- Flickr Number One !! 613,334 photos, 12,052 members
- *FLICKR's PRO PHOTOGRAPHERS* 181,944 photos, 3,012 members
- flickr (unofficial) 4,827,832 photos, 106,634 members
- Flickr Elite Group 559,409 photos, 13,786 members
- Trésors d'Autrefois 3,588 photos, 125 members
- Edge Effects, Borders and Frames 19,083 photos, 451 members
- Vintage watches & clocks 251 photos, 17 members
- Panasonic Lumix Lenses for micro 4/3 6,461 photos, 86 members
- See & Be Seen (Only on Invitation!) 17,058 photos, 2,926 members
- Silhouettes in Black and White 3,625 photos, 1,225 members
- Night Photography and Long Exposure 25,662 photos, 1,763 members
- Mastery of Light (admin invitation only) 10,311 photos, 2,302 members
- Magic Landscapes (Invite Only) Please P1/C2. 30,640 photos, 1,297 members
- *~ Rock .. Paper - No Scissors ~* by Admin/Mod Invite 4,992 photos, 1,063 members
- Landscape/Seascape images of the World 47,151 photos, 3,465 members
- Landscapes with Atmosphere 216,184 photos, 9,321 members
- Golden Landscape, Only The Best ! (Post 1, Comment 1) 90,949 photos, 8,108 members
- Olympus Body Cap Lens 15mm F8 | BCL-1580 3,225 photos, 635 members
- B Square 334,462 photos, 10,026 members
- Black Cameras 2,475 photos, 166 members
""Wow! A truly awesome photostream and well worth the time for anyone to spend going through it. Tom's photos are vibrant and inspiring and his captions and descriptions are always informative and entertaining. He even helped when I emailed him for advice on how to process HDR!
Thanks! Keep up the amazing work!""
November 26th, 2013
- Tom Freda
- January 2008
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- Photographer, designer, copy-editor, writer, democracy activist.
- Tom Freda Photography
- photos [at] tomfreda.com