Don Smith

"My goal has always been to capture the moment right in-camera. Singh-Ray filters provide me the control I need to balance tonality, colors and mood – all the key elements that can make or break a successful image."



Having begun his professional career over 30 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 12 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.

Don teaches landscape workshops around the Western United States from Eastern Utah to Kauai. Among others, he is affiliated with Topaz, Helicon Focus, HDR Soft, SmugMug Pro, MindShift Gear, Think Tank and Robert’s Distributors.

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.

Don lives in the Monterey Bay Area with his wife Beri and their sons Rob and Aaron.