Zaanse Schans, Netherlands

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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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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    f/8nBthere says:

    ""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
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