Patrick Smith Named POYi's 2014 Sports Photographer of the Year | PDNPulse

Freelance photographer Patrick Smith has won Sports Photographer of the Year honors at the 2014 Pictures of the Year International competition (POYi). Smith won for a diverse portfolio that emphasized his NASCAR coverage, but included sports action, portr

Freelance photographer Patrick Smith has won Sports Photographer of the Year honors at the 2014 Pictures of the Year International competition (POYi). Smith won for a diverse portfolio that emphasized his NASCAR coverage, but included sports action, portraits and feature photos of athletes and fans of various sports.

Best of 2013 | Sports

Once again, I am grateful for my editors, teammates, and both new, and return, clients for trusting me to visually document the world for them. Without them, I couldn't be doing what I love most in this world. Thanks to my fellow photographers and competitors for always being inspirational and sharing good times, too - especially in Baltimore.

RJ Sangosti, David Weatherwax Picked As BOP's Photojournalists Of The Year

RJ Sangosti of The Denver Post was today named the National Press Photographers Association's Best Of Photojournalism 2013 Photojournalist of the Year (Larger Markets), and David Weatherwax of The Herald, in Jasper, IN, was selected as the Photojournalist

Patrick Smith, a Baltimore-based freelancer shooting freelance for Getty Images, is the Sports Photojournalist of the Year. The runner-up is Quinn Rooney, shooting for Getty Images, and third place is Bill Frakes of Sports Illustrated

Best of 2012 | Sports

Every assignment teaches me something new, but it's not until the end of the year that I can comb through everything I've photographed and reflect. I'm continually grateful for my editors, new clients for instilling trust in my vision to deliver compelling images of each and every assignment. I cannot thank them enough and I'll be forever grateful for each and every opportunity as long as I remain a freelancer.

Friday Night Light

With that said, I love putting a wide angle to good use in sports - mainly speaking the action. It's usually a gamble, but without risks, you're left wondering what a play could have looked like without one.

Best of 2011 | Sports

I also learned to work light - in two ways. First, while I've always been a chaser of color and nice light, my goal for the short year was to exploit every opportunity I had to work the aforementioned. Last year, I found myself converting everything in post, not so much this year. And second, I learned to ditch the extra gear and work with the bare minimum.

LightBox | Time

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Patrick Smith is represented in New York by James Danziger Projects, and will be present at the Paris Photo next November. Here he writes for LightBox on his latest project Leisure Territories.

Glacier

Not only was I able to get informative photos but I also had time to take advantage of the fabulous light to do some street photography.

Patrick Smith : Best of 2010 | Features, Portraits and News

Since a lot of news is light in our coverage area, I feature hunt and shoot standalones usually multiple times a week, which makes me rely on what I think is one of my biggest strengths - my vivid, colorful and fresh perspective, which as Strazzante said better than I could, "images that rely more on composition and color than on a specific moment." In addition, I'd also add light and subject to that list.

Back Focusing | Musings of a Photojournalist having Back Surgery | Patrick Smith

Recently on medical leave for two-months with a herniated disc in his lower back (L4/L5), photojournalist Patrick Smith returned to work in November 2010. Unfortunately, after 12 days, he reinjured his back and had surgery (L4-5 Laminectomy, discectomy with foraminotomy) on Monday, Dec. 6, 2010. This blog is a daily, wordy-glimpse into his pre-operation, surgery and boring recovery in Baltimore, Md.

Patrick Smith || Sundancing skiers

As for shooting overexposed pictures on purpose, I personally credit every starting photographer who has ever picked up their Dad's Nikon F2 and later wondered why after all that time in the dark room resulted in his or her photo paper still being all white; maybe except for, let's say the dog that was sitting under a shady tree, in the picture.