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Autumn

Another Fine Shoot…. http://www.zavesmith.com  

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Image Library

Picture Perfect This is a downloadable primer on how to create a branded image library.  This PDF is excerpted from a seminar that I will be giving to the Insurance Marketing & Communications Association on June 25th in Philadelphia. Enjoy, http://www.zavesmith.com

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New Work Posted On Our Website

We just added new work to our website: http://www.zavesmith.com Check it out!    

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Who Knows

Enjoy! Zave Smith http://www.zavesmith.com

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A New Short Story

Anger First visual experiment of 2011. Sincerely, Zave Smith http://www.zavesmith.com

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Black Hat and Puppy Charm

From Today’s Fun and Games. Sincerely, Zave Smith http://www.zavesmith.com

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Advice to a New Photographer

News Flash! The Photography Industry is not dead. It is not even dying. Good photographers, with good business and marketing skills are earning good money every day in every niche of this industry. It is not easy. It is not … Continue reading

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As Seen In Old City Philadelphia

From last weeks fun and games. Zave Smith http://www.zavesmith.com

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Nouns, Adjectives or Verbs?

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Why we are here

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The Dressing Room

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The Dancer 2

Enjoy! Zave Smith

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WTF!

WTF! Sincerely, Zave Smith http://www.zavesmith.com

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Dancing in The Streets

From this weeks fun and games: Enjoy! Zave Smith http://www.zavesmith.com

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Self Portrait

This could be my self portrait if I was only young and cute.  But it is how I am feeling today: Sincerely, Zave Smith http://www.zavesmith.com

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Two Portraits

favorite portraits Continue reading

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American Is Waiting

America is waiting. We are hoping that our money supply will outlast the siege in our banking system. We are praying that while we are watching others fall around us, that through brilliance and willpower, “I” will one of the … Continue reading

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The Cure

I have been at this for a while. There have been good years and there have been years where sleep came hard for worry. I started my career in 1982, a year with a similar economic climate to this one … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to the Leaders of the Stock Photography Industry

The stock photography industry is in trouble and nobody knows how to save it. Currently three market forces are buffeting stock photography. The first force is an oversupply of images. The second is the rise of licensing models that are … Continue reading

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Biggest Mistakes

Rencently I was asked, “What were the biggest mistakes that you have made”? It took me all of two seconds to make the following list: 1. Forget to listen to my gut. 2. Forget to listen to my client. 3. … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia

Images from a recent trip though Nova Scotia Sincerely, Zave Smith August, 2008 http://www.zavesmith.com

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Three New Short Stories

Here are three new short stories.

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Great Joy

One of the great joys of being a photographer is the opportunity to work with really talented people.  For me this starts with my crew.  Deborah Holljes, Kelsey Tome, Keri Souser and Steve Boyle all bring their unique talents, hard … Continue reading

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Being The President

  all photos on this blog are copyrighted by Zave Smith.  While the studio’s income is two-thirds commercial assignment and one-third stock a few years ago I became involved in the Stock Artists Alliance (SAA).  These involvements lead to me … Continue reading

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On The Corner of Lafayette, State of Louisiana….

      Two weeks ago, on a rainy and cold December day in Philadelphia, I received a call from Glenda McKinley English of GMC Advertising, asking if I could come to Louisiana for a six-day photo shoot the next … Continue reading

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New Boss

This is a formal portrait of the new boss:  Shot two weeks ago at Federal Hill in Baltimore, MD. 

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Rangerfinder

This months Rangerfinder Magazine had a wonderful article about me:  Here is the link:   http://www.rangefindermag.com/magazine/Nov07/160.pdf   Or click on the PDF file,   it will take a minute or two to come into view.   160.pdf   profile: Zave Smith … Continue reading

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I Just Got Good(er)

all material on this site are copy-written by Zave Smith (www.zavesmith.com) no usage or copying permitted.   Today I finished printing a new portfolio.  Looking over this new body of work a smile came over my face and for just … Continue reading

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Cool Aid and Getty Images

This mornings NY Times had an article concerning Skype.  EBay bought Skype around 2 years ago for 2 plus billion bucks.  It currently has 220 million users and it brings in 90 million in gross revenue.  EBay is now taking … Continue reading

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Better Living Through Chemistry

  Once in a while a project becomes much larger, much more interesting and more difficult than you imagined when the layouts first come across your desk.  Recently we had such a project for a chemical company.  The creative brief … Continue reading

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Twenty Kids, One Photographer

  All images on this blog are copyrighted by Zave Smith.  Do not use, copy, borrow or otherwise download. We will pursue any and all copyright violations    We are used to pulling rabbits out of hats, it is what … Continue reading

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One Sunday Morning

 (all images copyright 2007-Zave Smith) It was a warm summertime Sunday morning.  I found myself in the pews of the First African Baptist Church. This church was founded in Philadelphia, during the year 1809 with its present building dating from … Continue reading

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I Am Not A Doctor

©2007-Zave Smith I am not a doctor like my brother, nor a teacher like my spouse. I have saved no one from hell nor created a web 2.0 business. I am just a photographer. I’m not even a hell bent … Continue reading

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Girl Accross The Street

©2007-Zave Smith Photography My studio is located in an industrial area in Philadelphia. Across the street an Asian man owns several food related businesses. This hard working man who barely speaks English also has his family living above the warehouses … Continue reading

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Late Winter

Sometimes it takes a while to fall in love with a shoot. This one I did around two months ago. ©2007-Zave Smith Photography

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The Best Chef

©2007-Zave Smith Photography There are times when it requires large team to put together a shot. Many of the commercial jobs that we produce can require: A producer, clothing stylist, set stylist, hair and make up stylists, models, props, locations, … Continue reading

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Philadelphia:

©2007-Zave Smith Photography Today’s fun. Thank you to all who helped.

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Just Before I Discovered Girls

©2007-Zave Smith Photography Just before I discovered Girls, I was really into shortwave radio. What made shortwave fun was listening to radio stations from countries that you did not even know where countries, like Radio Windward Island. True shortwave people … Continue reading

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Miami

©2007-Zave Smith Photography Like most stock photographers, I am not a meeting guy. The idea of sitting around a conference table is enough to make me call up my dentist for an appointment. So it was with a bit of … Continue reading

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Getty Buys the Church

©2007-Zave Smith Photography Getty Images announced this afternoon that they are making an offer for the Catholic Church. Church officials in Rome confirmed that they are in talks with Getty, “with all the lawsuits and such we need to maximize … Continue reading

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