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All my images appearing here are copyrighted and may not be published or used for any purposes without my permission.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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- Zuiko Digital Top Pro Lenses 8,628 photos, 217 members
- Zuiko Prime Love 44,093 photos, 1,333 members
- Olympus Pen digital with cool lenses: Leica, Rollei, Canon... 4,142 photos, 131 members
- Olympus HDR 1,585 photos, 150 members
- Olympus M. Zuiko 12mm f/2.0 11,507 photos, 695 members
- Olympus PEN E-PM2 8,484 photos, 292 members
- Macro NO FLOWER, NO INSECT, NO PLANTS... please read the rules ! 25,068 photos, 3,947 members
- Vancouver-area Four Thirds Photographers 26,775 photos, 473 members
- Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75-300mm f4.8-6.7 7,431 photos, 827 members
- All landscape in the world 14,701 photos, 1,612 members
- Micro Four Thirds Portrait Group 223 photos, 33 members
- History of Canadian Science and Technology 10,061 photos, 439 members
- Vintage Orphaned Photographs 12,510 photos, 250 members
- Vintage Photos 17,932 photos, 384 members
- A NATIONAL PARK 13,740 photos, 1,147 members
- Your Best Photography 2,029,045 photos, 38,387 members
- Fine Art Photography (Curated) 1,124 photos, 846 members
- ~The Magic of Colours~ 7,352 photos, 3,643 members
- Professional Fashion Shows 17,186 photos, 744 members
- Professional Portraits 5,408 photos, 386 members
- Olympus 45mm f/1.8 Micro Four Thirds Lens 39,199 photos, 3,832 members
- OLYMPUS OMD And PEN IMAGEMAKERS 12,001 photos, 202 members
- Panasonic Micro and Four Thirds Photographers 178,680 photos, 4,043 members
- olympus 40-150mm 2.8 pro 10,609 photos, 1,012 members
- Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II 20,926 photos, 963 members
- Konica Hexanon 50mm f1.7 593 photos, 75 members
- Konica AutoReflex (1965-1987) 7,556 photos, 607 members
- MLB 38,475 photos, 1,555 members
- Toronto Blue Jays 2,892 photos, 189 members
- Kite Aerial Photography (KAP) 35,353 photos, 2,448 members
- Daarklands by ADMIN invite only *comment 1 * 29,924 photos, 3,640 members
- MOUNTAIN 103,366 photos, 9,958 members
- INVITATION - POOL 27,107 photos, 2,938 members
- Your Best Sport Shot 2015 7 photos, 20 members
- wrist watches 23,520 photos, 3,905 members
- fractalius photos 1,488 photos, 100 members
- Fractalicious 524 photos, 49 members
- * Optical Exposition Great Lakes and Atlantic 2,217 photos, 228 members
- Post-Processing Addicts 57,031 photos, 1,906 members
- Flickr Number One !! 646,962 photos, 12,308 members
- *FLICKR's PRO PHOTOGRAPHERS* 195,168 photos, 3,105 members
- flickr (unofficial) 5,102,162 photos, 108,910 members
- Flickr Elite Group 589,085 photos, 14,030 members
- Trésors d'Autrefois 3,879 photos, 131 members
- Edge Effects, Borders and Frames 24,445 photos, 543 members
- Vintage watches & clocks 244 photos, 20 members
- Panasonic Lumix Lenses for micro 4/3 7,880 photos, 91 members
- See & Be Seen (Only on Invitation!) 18,213 photos, 3,074 members
- Silhouettes in Black and White 3,656 photos, 1,239 members
- Night Photography and Long Exposure 29,561 photos, 1,854 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