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2020 Photo Calendar

Order your 2020 Photo Calendar Today!

I have selected my top images for my 2020 Photo Calendar and will be sending the calendar off to be printed. there will be a limited supply so I am offering an opportunity for people to take advantage of a pre-order special. Click on the link below to order:

https://www.leesmithphotos.com/photography-calendar/

  • The calendar size is 11″ x 8.5″ which is printed on premium glossy card stock.
  • The price is $20.00 for one calendar and shipped domestically through USPS for $3.00 (in the Continental US only).
    If you order 2 or more calendars, I am offering free shipping in the Continental US.
  • This special price is only for a limited time so order today!
  • Let me know if you have any questions – Thank you!

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2020 Photo Calendar featuring images taken in Florida by photographer Lee Smith

Art & Life with Lee Smith

Art & Life with Lee Smith

VoyageMIA did an article about me in their interview section today: http://voyagemia.com/interview/art-life-lee-smith/

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lee Smith.

Lee, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I was born and raised in Miami, FL. I enjoyed the outdoors starting at a young age. My photography career began when I was about ten years old with a little Kodak Instamatic camera. I would take that thing with me everywhere I went but could only take a few photos because the cost to buy and develop film, but I had fun, and my parents and sister enjoyed my photos.

I became a bit more serious with my photography after I graduated High School. In 1974, I would carry a camera when my friends were carrying surfboards to the beach. I would photograph the beach life from the shoreline as they surfed. Made loads for friends and had a great deal of fun. A few years ago, I posted some of those photos on Facebook, and my old friends went crazy looking at the old memories when times were so much simpler.

There was a break in my photography efforts due to work and education. It wasn’t until my marriage that I started shooting again. We would go out to different events, hang with friends and eventually honeymoon in Costa Rica. I would shoot when I wasn’t working. We eventually started our family having two children, and my photography was focused on my wife & kids. I spent a great deal of time capturing my kids growing up from behind the lens and have so many wonderful shots. It wasn’t until 2005 that I started shooting digitally with an inexpensive Canon A620 flip screen that changed my views on photography.

Today, I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark 4 with a select group of quality lens. After my kids moved out, I focus on landscape photography, capturing the Florida sunrises, wildlife, and trips with my wife out west.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
What I create. I really enjoy a beautiful sunrise. I try to visit different places to capture how the morning light evolves into a day with the changing colors of the morning.

I also enjoy capturing the night skies, cityscapes, and the moon on occasion.
How do I create my work?
I use a Canon EOS 5D Mark 4 and a Sony A6500 to capture images and timelapses. I use Adobe Photoshop to process the images to get them looking like what I saw.

Why?
I enjoy making capturing images and producing something that makes people smile and to bring a little happiness back into this world.

What’s the message or inspiration?
My message is to enjoy this beautiful world we live in. To treat it with respect, because mankind is destroying this planet at a rapid pace. The images I capture of places may one day become only a memory of what once stood in that spot.

What do you hope people take away from it?
I hope my photos inspire us to recognize that we all have a responsibility to protect the places we live in. We are all shepherds of this earth. We need to do our best to clean up after ourselves and not pollute the environment. Mankind has done terrible things to this world. It is up to us and future generations to protect this planet.

What should we know about your artwork?
I love what I do, and I spend an enormous amount of time capturing my images. I hope my images inspire people to slow down, take a deep breath and to enjoy the moment.

What would you recommend to an artist new to the city, or to art, in terms of meeting and connecting with other artists and creatives?
Yes, it can be lonely being a landscape photographer, but I think that can be part of the allure of being a photographer.

I have found that it’s easy to meet up with other photographers by simply introducing yourself and find out where others may be on a weekend shoot on social media like Facebook & Instagram, Or just go to the places people post images and you will find people there on the weekends photographing something – Landscapes, wildlife, sports, and events.

Now landscape photography is much different than photographing a wedding, an event, portraits, sporting events, real estate or any other photographic avenues. The best thing about photography is that you can pick and choose what you wish to do and what you like to photograph. Photography is a passion. It can display your character or even your soul. The main thing is to have fun and enjoy the time you are out with your camera.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
I have several Social Media accounts that people can follow me on:
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/LeeSmithPhotos/

Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/smittysholdings/

Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/leesmithphotos2017/

Currently, I only have my artwork for sale on my website https://www.leesmithphotos.com/.
I am looking into several galleries to start showing my work.

Contact Info:

A sunny day on the beach of Key Biscayne, with the old Cape Florida Lighthouse standing proudly against the Clouds.
Key Biscayne – 2018_02_17 – IMG_9385_HDR.jpg
The Umbrella Sky Project art installation is at Giralda Plaza in Coral Gables and will be in place for the next two months - photos by Lee Smith.
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When the balloons align and these seem just right - Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico
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The sunset off Bahia Honda Bridge in the Florida Keys
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The Florida Everglades on a foggy morning at Sunrise - Everglades National Park, photo by Lee Smith
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A view of the Hillsboro Inlet lighthouse from the beach
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A moring where the clouds help create the beams of light from the sun. Matheson Hammock in Miami, Florida
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Sunrise at Sunny Isles Fishing Pier

A long exposure for capturing the cloud movement at Sunny Isles Fishing Pier – Sunny Isles, Florida
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A long exposure for capturing the cloud movement at Sunny Isles Fishing Pier - Sunny Isles, Florida
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Everglades Sunset

A trip to Pine Glades Lake in the Everglades National Park at sunset

We had a photo session out in the Everglades last night and the sunset was spectacular! We knew the mosquitoes were going to be intense so tried the Thermacell product – once it started up – it worked like a champ! I also had netting on and that really worked too.
The colors and hues were just incredible and that reflection from the still water just enhanced the whole image!
Everglades National Park, Canon 5DM4, 16-35mm F/2.8L USM II

A trip to Pine Glades Lake in the Everglades National Park at sunset
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Enjoy a Sunrise along the Hollywood Beach Walkway

Photos by Lee Smith

Early morning along Hollywood Beach. The temperature was cool around 72 degrees, the clouds covered the horizon, yet seemed clear overhead. A full moon was setting  in the west. When the sun reaches a point below the horizon, color splashes across the horizon with oranges, yellows, reds and blues. The light from the street lamps cast a warm glow on the streets & buildings. The images below are the snapshots of those moments before sunrise. Enjoy!

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The Colorful Walkway of Hollywood Beach

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Photos of the Deerfield Beach Fishing Pier

Photos by Lee Smith

I arrived before dawn to take photos of the pier in Deerfield Beach. The lights of the pier gave a yellowish glow and the horizon had a terrific orange-reddish tinge. Below are a series sunrise photos of Deerfield Beach Fishing Pier taken on April 26, 2014

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The glow of the lights from the pier, cashing reflections upon the shore. Deerfield Beach Fishing Pier

The view from beneath the pier looked so calm and the depth of field through the columns looked endless.Under the Pier - Deerfield Beach Pier

When the sun turned the sky red as the sun climbed from behind the clouds.The Sunrise from Under the Pier - IMG_3994

The view from these two lounge chairs was spectacular on this day. IMG_3911_2_3

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A Trip to Flamingo Gardens

Flamingo Gardens is a beautifully landscape wildlife sanctuary with exotic plants, birds, reptiles and animals.

A Bench with a ViewA Bench with a ViewSwan LakeSwan LakeA Quiet PondA Quiet PondAmerican KestrelAmerican KestrelCommon Screech OwlCommon Screech OwlSwallow-tailed KiteSwallow-tailed KiteColorful PeacockColorful PeacockStanding ProudStanding ProudGolden EagleGolden EagleSleeping Barn OwlsSleeping Barn OwlsA Beautiful PeacockA Beautiful PeacockAll my photos are for sale, just contact me and let me know what you are looking for.

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The Marvin Adams Waterway, Key Largo, Florida

Visitors drive across this bridge on highway U.S. 1 – located about mile marker 103.6. The vertical walls rise about 15 feet high and the local boaters refer to it as “the Cut”. It took a year-and-a-half to complete the half-mile cut in 1961 with a temporary bridge on the bayside. Twelve years later, a four lane highway bridge was built. Interesting story – http://www.keyshistory.org/thecut.html

THE MARVIN ADAMS WATERWAY, Key Largo, FloridaBeneath the Bridge - THE MARVIN ADAMS WATERWAY, Key Largo, Florida Connecting the Ocean to the Bay

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