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Some of my work can also be found here on Google Earth.
My redbubble site is at photography, architecture & light

For me photography goes beyond the capturing of a moment but also to capture the sense of the place. I look for how the light meets the texture and how the motion of the space can be revealed in the image. My background in architecture has taught me to see how composition, form and light all work together to give a place or subject it’s own character. It’s what is called a ‘sense of place’ that I endeavor to convey in my work.

What transforms a photograph into art?
“That’s the million dollar question. I think it’s obviously the person behind the camera who creates the art. In any form of art you go from a craftsman to an artist. There’s a point when that happens. It’s a mystery. Art doesn’t come from fancy equipment. It comes from a way of seeing the world.”

Clyde Butcher

Featured Artist Dec 2, 2012

All images appearing here, on the jlsaphotography web site, or anywhere on the internet or in print are the exclusive property of James L Smith and are protected under the United States Copyright laws.

Images are registered with the United States Copyright Office and may not be reproduced, copied, transmitted or manipulated without prior written consent of James L Smith.

Use of any image as the basis for another photographic concept or illustration (digital, artist rendering or alike) is a violation of the United States Copyright laws. All images are copyrighted © 2009 – 2011 James L Smith.

  • Joined: July 2010


Google's Big Image Grab - YOUR'S

I have one of many images now being displayed by Google for anyone who wants to steal it, Leviathan The only place I posted this image is on my web site where right click ability is blocked. / Now it’s being called The Sea Of Endless Journey to sell a web site package I have no doubt was stolen as well. / It seems people are using Google’s new image search to find work they can lift …
Posted about 6 years – 18 comments

Florida Skies

I’ve created a new calendar for next year from my collection of water and cloud images. / Florida Skies / Full screen images can be found here at in either the beachfront property gallery or the lake gallery.
Posted over 6 years – Leave a comment

those aussie crocs

Guess most of you guys in AU have long seen this but thought you would get a chuckle that it made the news over here in the US / croc eats lawn mower
Posted about 7 years – Leave a comment

for the rock hound in all of us

Got this feed this morning from National Geographic. This image twilight sky is the image of the month but the accompanying slide show is worth a click-through too.
Posted about 7 years – Leave a comment
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