Michael Smith is an
Award Winning Photographer in Gulf Breeze, Florida. Although professionally trained as
a Psychologist and Statistician (Ph.D.,
University of Alabama, 1980) and employed in that capacity
by the Federal Civil Service until his retirement in 2005,
he has had a lifelong interest in the art and science of
almost fifty years he used traditional photographic chemical processing
methods and light-sensitive film, slide, and print media
to create and produce his photographic art.
Unfortunately, all his photographic equipment and a
lifetime’s worth of prints, negatives and slides were
destroyed in hurricane Ivan in 2004.
Since then, he has been able to gradually replace
those losses with digital equipment, techniques, and
media, and he is slowly rebuilding his photographic
is a member of the Professional Photographers of America
and is a Getty Images Contributing Artist.
As a Juried Artist, and former member of the board of directors, his work is on display at
the Quayside Gallery in Pensacola.
His work also appears in other galleries,
restaurants, and professional offices in the local area.
His subjects are eclectic,
whether in studio or on location.
Although he has considerable training in digital
technology and image manipulation, his approach is to
capture, reproduce, and convey the image the way he
experienced it at the time it was taken -
without staging, excessive enhancement, or distortion.
He processes and produces all his own work using
the highest quality equipment, archival materials, and techniques.
In addition to his interest in photography as fine art, he is
available for general commercial photographic projects on
short notice in
studio or on location, including formal and informal
portraits of individuals and groups, small weddings and
events, beach photography, model portfolio development, photojournalism,
advertising and real estate – just about anything that involves the photography of
people, places, and things.
also conducts classes on photography on a one-on-one or group
basis at his Co-op/Rental studio, Studio
One Pensacola, or on location. The studio is also available for rent on an
hourly or Co-op basis.
with longstanding roots in north and south
he takes great pride in his Southern heritage and his love
of the South and its people.
A local resident since 1984, he lives and works
with his wife, Jan, in Gulf Breeze,
and travels frequently throughout the
panhandle and southern
His other interests include sailing, fine dining,
gourmet cooking, and socializing with friends.
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Smith Photography, PO Box 573,
Gulf Breeze, FL 32562
Studio One Pensacola, 103 W. Intendencia Street, Pensacola, FL 32502
Hours by Appointment
FAX (850) 434-6355