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All my images appearing here are copyrighted and may not be published or used for any purposes without my permission.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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- Fine Art Photography (Curated) 1,012 photos, 721 members
- Professional Fashion Shows 16,769 photos, 716 members
- Professional Portraits 4,985 photos, 371 members
- Olympus 45mm f/1.8 Micro Four Thirds Lens 35,938 photos, 3,468 members
- OLYMPUS OMD And PEN IMAGEMAKERS 9,684 photos, 166 members
- Panasonic Micro and Four Thirds Photographers 162,949 photos, 3,877 members
- Panasonic M4/3 Camera Users 53,438 photos, 1,013 members
- olympus 40-150mm 2.8 pro 8,176 photos, 798 members
- Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II 14,850 photos, 772 members
- Konica Hexanon 50mm f1.7 494 photos, 57 members
- Konica AutoReflex (1965-1987) 7,297 photos, 583 members
- KONICA HEXANON 7,747 photos, 346 members
- MLB 38,151 photos, 1,519 members
- Toronto Blue Jays 2,838 photos, 188 members
- Kite Aerial Photography (KAP) 33,496 photos, 2,443 members
- Daarklands by ADMIN invite only *comment 1 * 29,461 photos, 3,632 members
- MOUNTAIN 73,429 photos, 7,612 members
- INVITATION - POOL 11,645 photos, 2,641 members
- Your Best Sport Shot 2015 7 photos, 21 members
- wrist watches 22,713 photos, 3,882 members
- fractalius photos 1,464 photos, 96 members
- Fractalicious 514 photos, 47 members
- * Optical Exposition Great Lakes and Atlantic 1,220 photos, 197 members
- Post-Processing Addicts 51,676 photos, 1,818 members
- Flickr Number One !! 580,465 photos, 11,832 members
- *FLICKR's PRO PHOTOGRAPHERS* 167,817 photos, 2,930 members
- flickr (unofficial) 4,551,231 photos, 104,830 members
- Flickr Elite Group 530,172 photos, 13,555 members
- Trésors d'Autrefois 3,386 photos, 121 members
- Edge Effects, Borders and Frames 14,475 photos, 397 members
- Vintage watches & clocks 227 photos, 16 members
- Panasonic Lumix Lenses for micro 4/3 4,672 photos, 80 members
- See & Be Seen (Only on Invitation!) 15,673 photos, 2,755 members
- Silhouettes in Black and White 3,498 photos, 1,213 members
- Night Photography and Long Exposure 21,985 photos, 1,648 members
- Mastery of Light (admin invitation only) 9,522 photos, 2,107 members
- Magic Landscapes (Invite Only) Please P1/C2. 29,388 photos, 1,276 members
- *~ Rock .. Paper - No Scissors ~* by Admin/Mod Invite 4,912 photos, 1,060 members
- Landscape/Seascape images of the World 37,232 photos, 2,913 members
- Landscapes with Atmosphere 195,283 photos, 8,734 members
- Golden Landscape, Only The Best ! (Post 1, Comment 1) 85,214 photos, 7,709 members
- Olympus Body Cap Lens 15mm F8 | BCL-1580 3,169 photos, 621 members
- B Square 332,464 photos, 9,989 members
- Black Cameras 2,269 photos, 161 members
- Voigtlander 142,432 photos, 5,074 members
- Olympus 12mm f/2 Micro Four Thirds Lens 10,969 photos, 1,069 members
- Mirrorless Minutes 8,339 photos, 160 members
- Compact System Cameras (micro 4/3, Nex, Nx, M, etc.) 62,892 photos, 877 members
- Get Olympus 256,785 photos, 4,306 members
- Show Me Your Camera. 5,727 photos, 315 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