About Bodhi Smith
Bodhi Smith is an award winning fine-art landscape photographer, a digital
photography instructor, and an international tour guide. He is a native of Southern California and makes his home only a few miles from where he took his first breaths after entering this world.
Until 2011, Bodhi was an avid and successful backcountry skier/splitboarder with weekly adventures into the North American Alpine wildernesses. Since 2011, he has taken that kind of professional skill, passion, knowledge of weather, and obsessions of natural beauty and has translated it into building an impressive body of photographic artwork that is enjoyed by thousands of viewers on a daily basis.
Utilizing both his routines of thorough planning and pre-visualization, Bodhi creates vivid photographic compositions that are impressions and expressions of his own feelings, emotions, and experiences. He specializes in ultra-long exposures that often appear surreal or dreamlike but still maintain an anchor of grounding in reality.
Although he travels the world and has recently photographed Easter Island, New Zealand, Iceland, Maui, Mexico, and Japan, Bodhi is especially noted for his bold and colorful scenes of the iconic American Southwest and his mystical seascapes of the Pacific Ocean coastline.
Bodhi's photography is permanently on display in his "Gallery in the Hills" in Valley Center, CA. Plus, periodically on his works are displayed at the San Diego Museum of Natural History and at the Fallbrook Art Gallery. His images are also permanently on display across Southern California in numerous galleries, private collections, wineries, businesses, hospitals, government offices, and hotels.
Bodhi has won several awards for his photography, most notably the Best of Show Award in the 2016 "Best of Nature" International Exhibit of Photography at the San Diego Museum of Natural History. His work is also sponsored by and featured on websites, products, and promotional materials by Dolica Tripods, ProgreyUSA, Lorimar Winery, Mutt Lynch Winery, Deux Amis Winery, the San Diego County Fair, Nelson Photography, and Metalography Metal Prints.
Being a teacher and a student of his craft, Bodhi Smith wants people not to follow him, but to journey beside him. He is always approachable and absolutely selfless with his photography. He is always open and helpful with everyone he knows and meets. He willingly shares his techniques, experience, knowledge insights, locations, and camera settings. In doing so, Bodhi realistically hopes to inspire others to enrich their own lives by picking up a camera. Through the lens of a camera, people will become more deeply skilled at enriching their own personal life experiences. To assist him in realistically reaching his goals with helping and inspiring others with a camera, Bodhi is a member of the International Photography team at One Of A Kind Photography and is a Progrey Master photographer..
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