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Photographer Eric Smith is seen at the Thibault Gallery on Bay Street.

Thibault Gallery features Eric Smith

Thibault Gallery is proud to announce that the featured artist for October is Eric Smith. Eric is a versatile photographer who owns the portrait studio Captured Moments Photography in downtown Beaufort.

Photographer Eric Smith is seen at the Thibault Gallery on Bay Street.
Photographer Eric Smith is seen at the Thibault Gallery on Bay Street.

After 25 years in Southern Maryland, he moved his studio to Beaufort in April of 2011. Over the years, he has won numerous awards in print competitions for both portraits and art photography. He even won a statewide award for photojournalism for his work in The Island News.

Interested in photography since high school, he started his photography career in the United States Army, where he attended Army Photo School. He was later the base photographer for his unit in Germany for three years. After the military, he ran the Army Reserve photo unit while completing his Bachelors degree from San Jose State University in California.

Eric is a full-time photographer with Captured Moments. His studio specializes in family portraits, kids, babies and high school seniors, and location events and weddings. He can be seen at most local events photographing parades, fundraisers, and fun events. He is the official photographer for Main Street Beaufort, and also contributes photography for The Beaufort Chamber of Commerce, The YMCA, Historic Beaufort Foundation, and HELP of Beaufort.

He has always been on the cutting edge of digital photography, having a 100% digital studio years before most  photographers made the switch away from film.  His latest passion is artistic photography using High Dynamic Range photography, or the HDR method. Although his work is mistaken for paintings, it is, in fact, enhanced photography. He never introduces anything foreign into his photographs, but rather uses the computer to bring out the natural highs and lows and color intensity. His work is the perfect blend of old and new technologies.

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