Rescued thoroughbreds
feeding on wild chamomile
(Matricaria chamomilla)  

Photo Stock

Publishers have licensed nearly 3,000 Neil Soderstrom photos. Specialties include Gardening & Plants, Backyard Birds & Wildlife, All of Nature, Interesting People, Funny Road Signs, Funny Faces in Nature, Home How-to, and Creation of Innovative Birdhouses & Feeders of my design.

    Magazine clients include American Forests, American Gardener, Consumer’s Research, Country Living, Family Circle, Fine Gardening, Garden Design, Garden Gate, Horticulture, Hudson Home & Garden, Mother Earth News, National Geographic Kids, National Geographic Traveler, Native Plants, Orion, Parade, Ranger Rick, and various Meredith and Harris special magazines.
    Book publishers include Boyds Mills Press, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Chelsea Green, Cool Springs Press, Creative Homeowner, Meredith, Mitchell Beazley, Rodale, Storey, and Wiley. I am Principal Photographer of seven books, including my own Deer-Resistant Landscaping, Plus Strategies for Outwitting 20 Other Pesky Mammals, which includes 400 of my mammals, deer-resistant plants, and related how-tos. I photographed the children’s books Panda: A Guide Horse for Ann and Gardening for Kids (in production). 
    Formats: I began shooting digitally in spring 2006. Earlier stock is available as high-res scans from slides to your specifications. I prefer working in outdoor ambient light but also shoot indoors with unique lights.

Photo links available by return email:  nsoderstrom@me.com


PHOTO STOCK (assignments welcome)

Plants & wildlife are scientifically labeled and include shoot dates & site credits.

•6,000 garden-related, including how-tos & design
•1,500 backyard birds; creation of innovative birdhouses & feeders •900 funny faces in Nature (in clouds, tree trunks, snow, etc.)
•500 other wildlife
•500 other home how-tos
•200 Emily Dickinson (including latest Museum interiors, Amherst environs, plants Emily grew indoors & out)
•200 travel & tent camping


PARTIAL LIST OF TOPICS (often photo sequences)

​AMENDMENTS FOR GARDEN SOIL (organic, mineral & synthetic)
AMENDMENTS & MULCH (groupings & individual subjects)
AMENDMENT PACKAGING (organic, mineral & synthetic)
AMPHIBIANS (frogs, toad, salamander)
BEARS (black bears in dens, at study centers)
BEDS (digging & creating garden beds, in-ground & raised)
BEES  (collecting pollen, overnighting under flower petals)
BIRDBATHS 
BIRD FEEDING (birds at naturalistic feeders of my design)
BIRD HOUSES (in use & related savvy)
BIRD NESTS (with eggs, with babies, etc.)
BULBS (many genera, close-ups, planting, overwintering sequences)
BUTTERFLIES (various)
CLEVER REPURPOSINGS OF EVERYDAY THINGS
CLOUDS
COLD FRAME (photos and field notes on a homemade cold frame that improves on the standard storm-window hinged over a wooden box. My design features a unique, but simple, hinging assembly. The clear cover will withstand heavy, 18-inch wet snowfalls. In Zone 5 NY state, we’ve harvested cold-frame lettuce as late as mid-November and as early as early April.) 
COLLECTING & DRYING FLOWER SEEDS (natives & others)
COMPARISONS (before & after shots that illustrate gardening
   techniques such as pruning and shearing)   
COMPOSTING (various bin types, materials, worms, turning compost)
CONTAINERS FOR PLANTS
CRAFTS (flower arranging, gourd birdhouses, etc.)
DEER BEHAVIORS
DEER-PROOF FENCING  (highly attractive, low-cost structural supports for “invisible” mesh of my design)
DEER-PROOFING (fences, netting, repellents, “deer-resistant plants, research scientists)
DISEASES (plants)
FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS    
FLOWER REPRODUCTIVE STRUCTURES, more
FORCING BLOOM FROM WINTER BRANCHES
HEELING-IN BARE-ROOT PLANTS
COLD FRAMES (various, including my own design innovations)
COMPOST BINS (various, including my own design innovations)
CRITTERS (beneficials & pests)
CUTTING FLOWERS & RELATED TECHNIQUES
CUTTINGS (taking cuttings, rooting, transplanting)
DEADHEADING, DISBUDDING, THINNING
DEER: Whitetails, Blacktails & Mule Deer with fawns
DEER-PROOF FENCING (attractive, low-cost, do-it-yourself support     structures for the “invisible” mesh)
DEER-PROOFING (deer, repellents, resistant plants, deer damage)
DEER FAWNS AT RESCUE CENTER
DESIGNS FOR INSPIRATION (flower gardens)
DIGGING & BUILDING AN IN-GROUND
WOOD-FRAME BED
DISEASES  & DAMAGE (of plants)
DIVIDING PERENNIALS
DRAGONFLY (green darner in deep focus, various unique camera angles & distances)
DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT  (Rain barrels, French drains, dense plantings)
DRYING FLOWERS
EARTHWORMS

EMILY DICKINSON MUSEUM & AMHERST, MASS.
EDGING EXISTING BEDS
EDGING TYPES
FENCING (electric, wire mesh, and a hoop fence of my own design based on repurposed materials)
FIREWOOD (cutting, splitting, stacking, kindling-making, fire-starting)
FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS (some deer-resistant)    
FLOWER REPRODUCTIVE STRUCTURES
FOOD FROM THE GARDEN (prep & display)
FORCING BLOOM FROM WINTER BRANCHES
FROST-KILLED BEAUTIES (flowers, herbs, gourds)
FUNNY FACES IN NATURE & AROUND HOME (in clouds, tree trunks, rocks, snow & home structures)
GLOVES FOR GARDENING & LANDSCAPING 
GOURD CRAFTS (removing seeds, making birdhouses, bowls, masks)
GRASSHOPPER
GREENHOUSE (“Hoop House” of steel conduit)
GROUNDHOGS (aka woodchucks)
HERBS (virtually all culinary herbs, their seeds, etc.)
HOOP HOUSE (in construction, many uses & being resurfaced) 
HORSES AT RESCUE CENTERS
HOSE REPAIR (water hoses)
HOUSEPLANT MOISTURE TENT
HUMOROUS GARDENING PHOTOS (signs, incongruous elements, human faces in tree bark)
INOCULATING SOIL FOR INSECT PESTS
INSECTS, HARMFUL & BENEFICIAL (various)
LAWNS (grass seed, also example of “no-mow” grass)
LAYING STEPPINGSTONES
LIVE TRAPS (commercial & homemade)
KIDS GARDENING
MANTIDS (adults, cocoon hatching, hatchlings)
MASONRY TECHNIQUES: Laying a bluestone walkway on cement)
MICE (see RODENTS)
MOLE (close-up portrait showing face and large front claws, mole traps)
MULCHING & MULCHES
ORNAMENTS, GARDEN
OVERWINTERING CANNAS (6-step sequence, modeled by
   gardening author/editor Barbara Ellis, who could also
   write related article)
OVERWINTERING DAHLIAS (6-step sequence, modeled by gardening author/editor Barbara Ellis, who could also write related article)
PHOTOGRAPHING PLANTS (techniques described/illustrated for challenging situations, such as bright sun, turbulent air, innovative uses for a second tripod)
PLANT COMBINATIONS FOR SHADE  
PLANT LABELS & GARDEN SIGNAGE (some humorous)
PLANTING BARE-ROOT TREES SOAKED IN ROOT HORMONE
PLANTING (bulbs, annuals, perennials, roses, shrubs, trees)
PLANTING VEGETABLES (most types, also strawberries)
PLANT SUPPORTS (small and large)
POTTING BENCH (portable) 
FENCING (for deer and other critters)
PORCH GARDEN (containers, etc.)
PRUNING TREES & SHRUBS
PRUNING/SHEARING LIKE THE PROS (winter compared side-by-side to summer I.D. portraits of perennials, grasses, shrubs)
PUBLIC GARDENS (Adkins Arboretum, Brooklyn Bot. Garden, Mount Cuba Center, NY Bot. Garden, US Bot. Garden, more) 
PUMPKIN CARVING
PROPAGATION FROM CUTTINGS
RAINWATER MANAGEMENT (rock-filled swales, rain gardens, rain barrels)
RAISED BED (making one)
SAWBUCK, FOLDING (of my own design)
SOIL SIEVE (unique oval formed from electrical conduit)
RODENTS & RODENT CONTROL  (mice, rats, voles, woodchucks; control measures, house/garden damage, sign, live-trapping, lethal trapping, tasteful photos of deceased specimens, mouse nests) 
REMOVING A SHRUB FOR TRANSPLANTING  (wrapping rootball)
REPTILES (alligator, turtles, snakes)
REPURPOSING EVERYDAY THINGS FOR GARDEN USE
RODENTS (mice, rats, voles, chipmunks, squirrels)
ROW COVERS, NETTING
ROSE PLANTING
SCARECROWS, ORNAMENTS
SEED PLANTING & GERMINATION
SEEDLINGS
SEEDS (vast selection of macro photography to 3X magnification)
SEED (see COLLECTING & DRYING)
SEED SAVING
SEED-STARTING CONTAINERS IN USE
SEED-STARTING MIX, PREPARING
SEED STARTING UNDER LIGHTS
SEED STARTING, DIRECT SEEDING
SHRUB, REMOVING & WRAPPING ROOTBALL (12 steps)
SLUGS (various, including 5 having drowned in beer-can trap; good entertaining caption)
SNAKES (various: garter, milk, water, northern ringneck)
SOIL AMENDMENTS  (organic, mineral & synthetic)
SOIL PREPPING (various methods: no-dig layering vs. double-digging)  
SOD, REMOVING TO BEGIN A GARDEN
SOIL PREPARATION
SOIL TESTING  
SPRAYING ORGANICALLY (for powdery mildew & insects)
SQUIRREL-PROOFING (of birdhouses & bird feeders)
STAKING PLANTS (1 stake for multiple hollyhocks, figure “8” tie with  twine, various others)
STEPPINGSTONES (laying them)
STONEWORK (gorgeous at Innisfree Garden, Millbrook, NY)
STORM-WATER MANAGEMENT (rock-filled swales, rain gardens, rain barrels)
STRAWBERRIES (planting, fruits, flower, runners)
STRUCTURES, GARDEN
TOP DRESSING of hostas with compost
TOOL SHARPENING & CARE
TOOLS (many types in use and displayed)
TOXIC WARNINGS (labels, poison ivy at various stages)
TRANSPLANTING INTO GARDEN SOIL
TRANSPLANTING INTO POTS
TRAPPING of rodents, wasps (traps rated & demonstrated, commercial and homemade live-traps & lethal traps)
TREE PLANTING
TREES (virtually all aspects: portraits, design, flower, fruits, leaves, seasons, bark, planting, care)
TURTLES (snapping, mud)
VEGETABLES (esp. herbs, garlic, leeks, onions, tomatoes)
VOLES 
WATERING
WATERING CANS (choosing & using)
WATER-HOSE REPAIR (end fittings)
WEEDING (mechanical and hot-water)
WIND CHIMES
WOODCHUCKS (aka groundhog)
WOOD CUTTING & SPLITTING
YARDWORK ELECTRIFIED (the whole range of electric-powered yard and garden tools, whether corded or cordless, eliminating noisy, noxious gas engines from yardwork, whether for mowing, woodcutting, wood splitting, wood chipping, hedge shearing, grass trimming, tree pruning, leaf blowing, snow blowing, tilling, cement mixing. On some of these options, I've tested and written for Consumers Research and Mother Earth News.)

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Photo links available by return email:  nsoderstrom@me.com

Emily Dickinson Museum Homestead, Amherst, Mass.

Other Stock

Whitetail doe (Odocoileus virginianus)

Cowbird egg in phoebe nest, and how to deal with it.

"I'm Nobody! Who Are You?" Many nature photos related to Emily Dickinson's writings.

Eastern phoebes (Sayornis phoebe)

Electric chainsaw plug knot
prevents cord disconnect.

Hibiscus moscheutos
(Crimsoneyed Rose Mallow,
syn. Rose Mallow)

Creating a wheelchair photo blind.

Asclepias syriaca
(Common Milkweed)
seed & seed pod

Profile of mother & child in cumulus cloud, one example of my hundreds of Funny Faces in Nature & Around Home.

Published Covers

Score potbound rootballs on all sides
to break encircling roots.