“For any photography club that is looking for a great speaker, I heartily recommend Frank T Smith. He has a deep knowledge of photography, years of professional experience to share, and a very accessible presentation style. His presentation to our club was entitled, “Architecture and The Art of Graphic Elements”, and I know that our members are excited to go out and emulate the interesting perspectives that Frank shared with us.”
Kevin Fay - President Springfield Photographic Society
"Frank Smith is awesome! We had scheduled Frank to speak to our camera club in person as our final speaker of the year, but due to pandemic restrictions, we had Frank speak via an online site. Frank was eager and willing to make the adjustment and his presentation went off without a hitch. His images tell stories and entice people to seek out those destinations. Above all else, his images are outstanding and his explanations were interesting, inspirational, and concise. We had nothing but positive feedback."
Ginia Apostolacus - Chester County Camera Club
"Frank Smith spoke to The Photography Club of Cape May in June about his love of Architecture. We who, in this National Historic Sight, pride ourselves in the beauty and charm and preservation of our Historic Victorian buildings and porches. His creative approach and use of a variety of lenses opened up a whole new direction for us to take in our effort to capture the historic architecture of our charming town. He challenged us to think creatively, see differently, move around to catch unusual angles and light. He also is such a nice person, it encouraged everyone to take a risk and try something new. What a special moment for Southern New Jersey. A most sincere thank you, Frank, for an inspiring afternoon!"
Dorothy Rogers - President, Photography Club of Cape May
"We continue to reach out to Frank because of his skill and passion as a philanthropic photojournalist and avid traveler who has experienced many parts of the world, and also because of his reputation as an exceptionally personable individual. The preparation, quality, and content of Frank's presentations not only exceed the expectations of our attendees. Frank explains his own key elements of composition and design, and how he tries to break any preconceived ideas regarding his photographic subjects. He strives to capture photos "in the moment,"; seeking different vantage points and perspectives. Frank takes the time to introduce himself and converse with attendees before his presentations, as well as to answer questions with audience members at the conclusion of his remarks. Greater Norristown Art League is very grateful to have been introduced to Frank Smith, and we look forward to a continued relationship with him."
Carol Salter, President - Greater Norristown Art League
"Frank Smith is beyond great! Not only is he a very skilled photographer but he is also a genuinely great man. Working with Frank was awesome. He captured all of the shots we needed with ease and a flexible schedule and taught me some very valuable photography lessons along the way. As a young working photographer, these lessons will forever change the way I shoot and look at the landscape of the world. For anyone in need of top-notch architecture photography, Frank Smith is your best bet."
Dave Meyers Art Director at City Center Allentown
"Frank T. Smith cultivates superior educational experiences for our customers. We (Dan's Camera) have been working with Frank for many years because of his gregarious personality, his ability to adapt how he communicates complex information to students to relate to them on their individual levels, and his knowledge of and passion for creating wonderful images. Frank's portfolio covers a diverse range of topics and techniques providing numerous opportunities for Dan's to offer classes, seminars and workshops."
Mike Woodland Co-Owner & CEO - Dan's Camera City
"I loved working with Frank in Madison, WI. He has that charisma with a bright photographic eye. Frank showed how he can stop and analyze a scene in a different way while checking other scenes around. I really felt like Frank was there to help everyone with their pictures, taking the time to answer questions. Frank Smith is a passionate visionary photographer who has refined his skill set. He has a great rapport with people when things are busy he always shows a smile. I can't wait to work with Frank again. Thanks so much."
Tim Erickson, Sales Manager - The Camera Company - Madison
"Many of us knew before you came to speak at Westchester Photographic Society on Friday, 3/29/19, that we would be in for a treat. But you outdid yourself! Your engaging personality coupled with your generosity as a presenter made for an instructive as well as a memorable evening for our large crowd. Your clear explanations of how you approach photography from why you choose a subject to how you work it to find a perspective that hasn’t been taken before and most importantly that brings out the essence of your story was inspiring. Several people left saying they would now be taking photos very differently than the “usual” way they always had. During the photowalk on the next day you answered each of our questions with patience and respect. We felt you were fully available to us all. It was truly amazing that we could see immediate improvement in our photos by the end of the day. Last, but not least, it was also a treat for most of us who have Olympus cameras to have our eyes opened to the many of bells and whistles we were not aware of."
Deborah Lea Cohen, President, WPS
"Thank you so much for the Raw Travel, presentation you gave at B&H. I absolutely love your style of photography. You are a true master of composition and your work resonates with me. I was so happy to see that you describe your portfolio as "diverse". I have been hearing so much about how we need to find our niche and stick to it and develop it and master it. But, I somewhat disagree, to a point. It felt like an opposing heartbeat when I heard this. I just love to shoot. Anything. Anyhow just a quick thank you to you again. You have allowed me to follow my heart, and I'm so grateful."
Heather - B & H Photo
"Over the past several years we (Creve Coeur Camera) have had several events and photo walks with Frank. We have come to realize that he is not only a great photographer, but a wonderful person. His skills easily translate to our customer base regardless of the brand of camera they shoot. His easy to understand presentations are relatable in the field. Many of our customers have commented that they have instituted some of his photographic ideas in their own photography. They actually state “Frank has made me a better photographer.” Personally, as the owner of Creve Coeur Camera I have also enjoyed his company during many of these events and photo walks. I consider Frank a great photographer and friend."
Stephen Weiss, President - Creve Coeur Camera
"Frank recently presented several programs at Carolinas' Nature Photographers Association (CNPA.org) Annual Meeting including Frank¹s workshop “The Hidden Gems and Power of the Olympus System” and it was incredible! Frank spent 4 hours leading new Olympus users and soon to be Olympus users through the unique and powerful features of the Olympus system. In addition, Frank presented two additional workshops including one on “Global Landscapes” and one on “Outdoor Playground - My Backyard” each to an audience in excess of 400 participants. Frank’s personality and presentation style puts everyone at ease and allows them to just absorb the lesson. He is the ultimate professional; always positive, being creative, offering suggestions or alternatives, and extremely knowledgeable. He always had time for questions and was very patient. It was a pleasure to work with such a pro. I look forward to working with Frank and Olympus again."
David Hartfield, CNPA Speaker Chair and Board of Directors