Hi and thanks for stopping by. My blog is an assortment of information relating to my photography and various commercial, advertising and glamour shoots that I do. I will be sharing information relating to my shoots including info about gear, lighting set ups, post processing and some BTS shots. I will also look into other equipment such as computer hardware, back up systems, software and processing techniques that all contribute to achieving the final images you see at Chris Smith Photography. Feel free to make comments and contact me if you have any questions.

Just a small blog regarding something which is a little exciting. Today I became an Accredited Professional Photographer with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography also know as the AIPP. For those of you who are not familiar with the AIPP and what they stand for then do read on.


The AIPP is Australia's leading membership body for the photography community.  Supporting professional photographers at all stages of their careers and enabling them to become accredited to the photographic organisation that is the AIPP.

The AIPP is the only professional photography organisation which provides a standard assurance through its ongoing accreditation program.

With a history of more than 40 years in the photographic industry, the AIPP has become Australia’s leading professional photography institute.  Catering to photographic enthusiasts, students and industry veterans, membership with the AIPP is a symbol of one’s professional ability and dedication to the photographic sector and community.  Fully accredited members are tested for their expertise in the field and are required to have a minimum of two years working experience as a professional photographer.

2011 FEMA Awards

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Last night I attended the 2011 FEMA Awards in Melbourne. FEMA stands for Fairfax Employment Marketing Awards, which recognises creativity and excellence in the field of recruitment advertising. FEMA showcases marketing from companies and individuals who are leaders in their field.

One of my clients Blaze Advertising were listed as finalists in many of the categories for a number of different clients. More importantly 2 of their campaigns, Ernst & Young – Talented & Young and Ausgrids – New Generations, Same Energy feature photography by Chris Smith Photography and were both finalists in four separate categories.

The good news is that Blaze Advertising won 4 awards! Ernst & Young – Talented & Young won, Best Integrated Campaign and Best Promotion of Graduate Careers. Ausgrids – New generations, same energy won, Best Promotion of Regional Careers and Best Corporate Careers Website.

I am very proud to have contributed a small part to such great creative campaigns and very much enjoyed working with the team from Blaze Advertising.






Canon EOS 1 Wall Winner

Monday, February 21, 2011


This post is actually related to an event from early last year however I felt that it was important for me to include it in my new website.

Every month Canon runs a competition for intermediate and professional photographers called, "EOS 1 Wall". Basically the way it works is, there is a professional photographer assigned to each month of the year who takes their turn in choosing a theme for that month. Photographers can then go out and capture an image to suit the theme and submit their entry for judging at the end of the month.

So after a trip to Mungo National Park early in 2010, I decided to submit one of my images taken at the "Walls of China", in Mungo National Park. The "Walls of China" are a range of eroded sand dunes, which create a moonlight landscape due to the various formations of the dunes. My image titled "Dancing Silhouette", consisted of one of these eroded sand formations, which had a tree that appeared to be the figure of someone dancing on top of it. To top it off I had taken the image under a star lite sky. To my delight and utter surprise, I received notification that I had been chosen as the winning entry of the "EOS 1 Wall" competition for the month of May 2010 for my entry "Dancing Silhouette".

The subject for May was the "Twilight Zone" and my image titled "Dancing Silhouette", taken at Mungo National Park received the judge’s choice as the winning image. There is also a peoples choice award, which was won by another entrant. This was the first competition I had entered and first time I had ever been recognised professionally for my photography. The prize was a large framed print of my image as well as being published in Camera Magazine however I guess the real prize for me was the satisfaction I felt from winning the competition.

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