Photography has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. We had a darkroom at our home when I was young, and it was in that small corner of our basement where I learned the fundamentals. Through high school and college I worked as a photographer at The Punxsutawney Spirit newspaper, and I later worked with a Western Pennsylvania tourist promotion agency to provide photos for brochures and other publications.
In recent years my photos have appeared in countless newspapers, web sites and magazines around the world. I am frequently called upon as a stringer for Reuters News Agency, which provides photos to major publications around the globe. I also do frequent work for local papers including The Beaver County Times, The Punxsutawney Spirit, St. Marys Daily Press, The Kane Republican, The Ridgway Record and others.
A shot of mine was once featured in an advertisement for Chevy, which appeared in USA Today, Sports Illustrated, network television ads, and as a full-page ad in the program for the 2006 Major League All-Star Game. One of the more unusual placements of one of my photographs was during a 2012 episode of The Price Is Right, when one of my Groundhog Day photos appeared as a backdrop for a showcase.
I am available for freelance photography, including weddings and senior and family portraits. Please use the Contact page to inquire about available dates. I'll look forward to hearing from you!
- Alan Freed
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