SMDdesigns – Photography, Web & Graphic Design
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Landscape photography seen on one of my 2014 Freeplay magazine adventures… Funny thing about photography, you can change the story of the image with the way you frame your shot. Some of you my recognize this image from my Landscapes photography page, but I thought I would fill you in on the back story. I was headed home from Mammoth Mountain after a photo shoot with world renowned mountain bike legend Rebecca Rusch (The Queen of Pain) for an upcoming feature in Freeplay magazine. I was nearly out of gas when I came upon the small town of Bridgeport, California. Not wanting to get caught out before the next town I decided to fill up. I pulled into the seedy gas station and began filling the tank. I looked up while pumping and was stopped dead in my tracks by the view in front of me. I grabbed the camera from the back seat of the rental car and walked to the edge of the parking lot and took this image. There is beauty all around us. Sometimes in photography and life we need to frame in the the good and focus. Until next time. Happy shooting! Oh, and remind me sometime and I will tell you all about trying to bribe the highway patrol officer with Red Bull on the way home… key word was tried. You can see the rest of my shoot with Rebecca Rusch in the Volume 2 | Issue 4 of Freeplay… read more
Don’t tell mom… But I’ve been on a moto doing photography… And I like it. Thanks to @larryrosaphoto for the… read more
Ok marathoners! I’m ready. I’ll see you on course… #runcim #moto #toomuchstuff read more
Stunning Photography, Web Design and Graphic Design with an eye on the bottom line. Bring your imagination to life!
When I was growing up I wanted to be an artist. I was always drawing and doodling. As I reached high school I thought I would become a graphic designer in the fashion industry. In school I was exposed to architectural and engineering drafting, the mathematical side of my mind took over and the engineering world soon took my focus.
Time passed and I was fortunate enough to be approached with the opportunity to oversee the photography, web design, graphic design and layout for a new women’s publication, Freeplay. This opportunity offered me the ability to get those creative juices flowing again.
Through my time with the magazine I was approached by numerous clients who needed help: updating or creating a website, having a photographer for a portrait or event, or wanted help building graphics for their brand. That interest brought me to the point I am now, starting a company who’s name I coined while I was in elementary school.
My ultimate goal is to have my clients completely
satisfied blown away by my work. I know that there are a lot of options out there vying for your business, so I appreciate you taking the time to learn a little about SMDdesigns. I will promise you this: I will exceed your expectations.
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