Inspired by the work of great landscape photographers of past and present, Smid set out in his early twenties to forge his own unique photographic style with the wild expanse of Canada as his canvas.
What started with weekend canoe excursions to the Canadian Shield of Northern Ontario, eventually led to multiple cross-Canada expeditions. Driven to pursue photography full time, the self-taught nature photographer left his job at an automotive assembly plant to undertake his first photographic journey across Canada in 1999. The life changing experience took him as far north as Inuvik, Northwest Territories, and as far west as Vancouver Island where he now resides. Since then, Smid has explored and photographed within every province in Canada capturing an incredible array of imagery on traditional transparency film.
Smid’s vivid nature images have graced magazines, environmental campaigns, books, fine art posters and his famous best selling annual Canadian wall calendar. His remarkable landscape photography continues to captivate an increasing international audience, year after year.