Johnny Appleseed a.k.a. John Chapman travelled through America’s frontier planting apple orchards in Pennsylvania, Ontario, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. He walked an estimated 10,000 miles, usually barefoot, throught the wilderness with only a knife for protection. He was considered strange and eccentric but he was a savy businessman. His orchards were not planted randomly, but with fences for protection from […]
Our clients graciously travel from coast to coast to come to our studio here in Houston so we can work together to produce fantastic images. Last month, we set outbound to work with the fabulous people of Nestle in Cleveland, Ohio! We worked along side Nestle’s Minor and the agency Deep to produce a video […]
Starting in May, every second Sunday of the month, Blacksmith Coffee Bar located on Montrose and Westhiemer is hosting Second Sunday Throwdown. The event gathers baristas and coffee lovers from all over the city of Houston for a latte art competition. April 7th, last Sunday, David Buehrer, from Greenway Coffee, orchestrated the Throwdown at Blacksmith. […]
Opening a bottle of his own Champagne Hommage, Claude Giraud, owner of Champagne Henri Giraud, smiles and pours some of Houston’s most exceptional champagne connoisseurs a glass. Jane Gajano Blythe, co-founder of Boutique Wine Brokers, translates his French to English. Dinning with Executive Chef Ryan Hildebrand at Triniti Restaurant on Shepherd in Houston last week, […]
Known as the oldest craft brewery in Texas, Houston’s Saint Arnold Brewery has been making their beer with ‘soul’ since 1994. In 2010 the brewery expanded into a renovated warehouse off Interstate 10 with exceptional views of downtown. The reinvented warehouse creates an unique atmosphere that compliments Saint Arnold’s distinctive approach to crafting beer. Inside you will […]
The Houston Heights Association annual Candlelight Dinner and Auction fundraising event on April 5th is always a sight to see. The event includes a tour of six renovated homes in the heights, a dinner and silent auction to follow. This years silent auction will include fine art, folk art, outsider art, custom designed jewelry, vintage […]
Over the weekend of February 22nd and 23rd, the team at Ralph Smith Photography got to experience nature at its finest… and with its finest creatures. Working on location at 44 Farms in Cameron, Texas, all kinds of equipment and strategy were used to capture the stunning ranch that raises a number of Black Angus […]
Ralph and the team are back from Cleveland, Ohio, after shooting in the kitchens of food giant Nestlé. With over 30 years of experience in shooting stills, Smith Photography is now capturing experts in the kitchen… in motion! Ralph’s keen eye for composition and light is now being applied to the exciting medium of video […]
Graffiti. It’s the dominant visual image upon arrival at any train station in Italy. It’s not surprising, since the first examples of graffiti could be found in Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire. During a recent trip to Italy, and with his nifty Sony NEX5 in hand, Ralph shot the daily Italian way of life […]
We’re experts at presenting culinary delicacies in the most appealing way! It’s all about our creative vision and the best ingredients, appropriate props, artful arrangement, the stylist, patience, experimenting, lighting, state-of-the-art equipment, focusing, testing, critiquing, editing, perfection. Bon Appetit!
Just as the Houston Museum of Natural Science was preparing to announce a naming competition for their new corpse flower, our very own photo editor-turned-acrobat Mario Pocoroba was balancing on ladder and roof in an effort to document the gradual passing of our agave plant, Happy Hour. “I couldn’t let a once-in-a-12-year event like this […]
What’s more synonymous with the Fourth of July than a juicy, ripe and sweet watermelon! Aside from providing us with an abundance of a variety of fruits, vegetables and herbs that we often use in our photo shoots, our extensive organic garden on the studio grounds never ceases to amaze.