My name is David Smith; I am a self-taught photographer/photographic artist.  I am married to my very beautiful and talented wife, Sylvia.  Without her, I would not be who I am today–together we have a wonderful son, David Jr.

My goal for  this blog is to share some of the things I have learned, from photography, lighting, and photo-retouching.  I love photography, especially what comes after pressing the shutter button–the “art” of post processing using Photoshop and other software plug-ins.

I  shoot with a Nikon D200 and my old D100 serves as back-up.  Currently, I have three lenses available to me; A Nikon 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6, a Nikon 50mm f/1.8, and a Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8.  I use a couple of Nikon SB-26 flashes for outdoor work; If I need to shoot indoors and need more light, I have three Elinchrom BX250Ri’s.

Feel free to look around and leave comments if you like.  I hope you enjoy this blog and my photography!   By the way, all photos on this blog were shot by me and are copyright protected.