Don Smith

Having begun his professional career over 40 years ago as a sports photographer, Don successfully transitioned into the world of fine art landscape photography in 2002.

For seven years he was a contract photographer for Sports Illustrated and still keeps active in sports as original co-team photographer for the NHL’s San Jose Sharks.

The rest of his time is spent on his landscape photography work. Don is now renowned for his work as stock photographer for Getty images and as a landscape workshop instructor, teaching 17 workshops per year. His work has been published worldwide in a variety of media and he has had cover images for over 30 books internationally. His work has been displayed in the Getty Museums around the world.

Don teaches landscape workshops around the Western United States from Eastern Utah to Kauai. He will be expanding into international workshops in 2017.

Among others, Don is affiliated with Topaz Software, SmugMug Pro Websites, MindShift Gear, Think Tank, and B&H Photo. He is also part of the pro teams at both Singh-Ray, Lexar and Z-Rite’s Coloratti.

In the fall of 2014, Don was honored to be added as part of the SONY Artisan of Imagery team of professional photographers. He now uses Sony alpha mirrorless cameras exclusively for his landscape work.

In addition to his stock photography and instructional workshops, Don has written three books: Refined Vision, The Photographer’s Guide to the Big Sur Coast, and On the Edge. He has also recently released a (26) chapter video series titled: A Simplified Method to Workflow, in which he teaches his innovative approach to post-processing. This past December, Don released an update video series entitled A Simplified Method to Processing. These videos teach in-depth Don’s landscape workflow.

Don and his family live in the Monterey Bay Area.