First and foremost, when it comes to photography, I consider myself a sports photographer. That description includes game coverage as well as sports portraits (athletes, dancers, cheerleaders, etc.).
As of 2016-2017 some of my current clients include:
Houston Dynamo & Houston Dash (I’m one of the team photographers.)
Houston Texans Cheerleaders (I’ve shot their swimsuit calendar the past two years, and I cover the games for them.)
Cal Sport Media (a wire service that I shoot various pro and college games for – UH, Astros, etc.)
ZUMAPress (a wire service that I shoot various pro and college games for – Texans, etc.)
The Facts (a local newspaper that I occasionally shoot for)
Brazos Monthly (a magazine put out by The Facts; I’ve been shooting the covers and other magazine content starting with the December 2016 issue.)
Local sports teams (I cover a lot of games for Columbia High School parents, but I also shoot for other local teams as well whenever I’m hired to do so, and I shoot team portraits for various teams.)
My work has been published by various newspapers, websites, and magazines – with the most noteworthy being Sports Illustrated, ESPN, CNN, and the Wall Street Journal. I’ve been featured on the TV special “Houston Texans Cheerleaders: Making the Calendar” for the past two years. I've had various types of shots used by calendar companies, postcard companies, trading card companies, and by a national sporting goods chain.
As of the beginning of 2017, I’m attempting to transition the majority of my photo work to the world of sports (game coverage and sports-related portraits), which I’ve mostly been already doing anyway. I’ll still shoot non-sports related things - but only when I can fit those other things into my increasingly busy schedule, and only if it’s a job that interests me. If you’ve got a non-sports related job that you’d like me to do, don’t hesitate to contact me and let me know the details, and if it’s a good fit I’ll be happy to help.
More about me:
I live in Lake Jackson, Texas. I grew up in Brazoria (well, actually Wild Peach), and I graduated from Columbia High School. I served in the U.S. Air Force for 4 years (mostly in San Antonio, with a little Mississippi and Saudi Arabia thrown in). I graduated college with a business degree from the University of Houston – Clear Lake. Ever since college, I’ve worked for Wholesale Electric Supply (both in Houston and Clute) in a data management position. In 2004-2005 I left to work for KBR in Baghdad Iraq, but when that was over I returned to Wholesale Electric. After returning from Iraq, I also started getting more serious about photography, and since then I’ve grown into the photographer I am today.
I’ve done many different kinds of photography (landscapes, all kinds of portraits, weddings, sports, news, concerts, graduations, business/promotional, real estate, and probably other things I’m forgetting about). For many years senior portraits were my main focus, but now the vast majority of my photo time is devoted to shooting sports. In past years my portrait site was called Blue City Photography, and my local sports site was called BC Sports News. After awhile I combined them both into this website to keep it simpler for myself.
If you’d like to hire me to shoot games or portraits (or to ask about any other type of job) please don’t hesitate to contact me. You can of course find my contact info on the "contact" page. Feel free to email, text, call, or send a message on social media. I can be found on Facebook, Instagram, and twitter as "Trask Smith”. Lately I’ve been posting to Instagram more than I do the other places, so please follow me there if you’d like to keep up with what I’m shooting.