Currently I shoot sports and portraits more than anything else, but I also shoot a little bit of everything and have a wide range of experience with many different genres of photography.
As of 2019 some of my current and previous clients include:
Houston Dynamo & Houston Dash
United Press International
Cal Sport Media
Houston Texans Cheerleaders
The Facts newspaper
Brazos Monthly magazine
various local sports teams and high school 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” in 2016 and 2017. I've had various shots used by calendar companies, postcard companies, trading card companies, and by a national sporting goods chain.
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. After college, I 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 for another 13 years. A few years after returning from Iraq, I started my own photography business as a side job, and it's continued to expand ever since. I currently work for Ellen Lighting & Hardware in Stafford, and I take as many photo assignments as I can during evenings and weekends.
My photo experience includes shooting landscapes, all kinds of portraits, weddings, sports, news, concerts, graduations, business/promotional shots, and probably other things I’m forgetting about.
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.