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A little background…

Andie Smith is a Dallas-based freelance photographer, specializing in commercial and fine art photography. She is the eight behind eight18 photography and is available for international assignments.

Andie’s favorite artistic expression has always been photography. As a child, she fell in love with the art while vacationing with her family. Even now, when she looks at those photos, she is instantly transported back in time to experience those moments again – the sights, the sounds, the smells, the people. It is Andie’s hope that her photography evokes a similar response in all her clients.

She realized photography was more than just a hobby while studying graphic design at The Art Institute – Dallas. Andie knew she had the skills to succeed as a photographer, so she jetted off to southern Florida where she studied photography at The Art Institute – Fort Lauderdale.
photography…

The majority of Andie’s work is in commercial and fine art photography. Her commercial clients include publications such as Better Homes and Gardens and Creating Keepsakes Magazine to Madator Travel.

While Andie’s specialty is commercial and fine art photography, she also enjoys capturing real life through her lens. She believes that families should be treated and photographed in the same way as any commercial or fine art client.

Andie’s favorite photography subjects are aircrafts and Americana (especially main streets).

Design…
Andie hasn’t abandoned her graphic design background. She currently works as a designer and instructor for Andie Smith Designs, an on-line design and marketing resource for professional photographers.

The end…
Her non-photography skills include talking like Donald Duck and baking a mean chocolate chip cookie.
Andie lives in Dallas with her husband, Jason and enjoys playing Wii, being crafty and, of course, taking photos! She also enjoys traveling and hopes to one day visit every Hard Rock Cafe.

She is a member of ASMP and ISAP

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    j . h . says:

    "As a Texan, I am completely enthralled by Andie's photostream. I think I favorited every other image... She is very much in tune with the spirit and beauty of our state. Thanks for sharing your work!"

    August 19th, 2009

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    JMartinezStudios.com says:

    "Young and talented. I've always enjoyed looking and chatting with Andie. Getting to know her day by day has been making my days more interesting. Keep on doing what you do best at cooking and photography.

    Jonathan Martinez
    Jmartinezstudios.com
    Spokane,Wa"

    August 13th, 2009

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    barbhogan says:

    "Andie is just da BOMB. Her photography speaks for itself. What more is there to say? She's just GRRRRREAT!"

    January 24th, 2009

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    Carrie Ann Photography says:

    "If it weren't for Andie's Photography 101 class at My Digital Muse I don't know where I'd be. After her classes everything clicked inside my head and a new passion was born. Every single photo that she shares tells a story and I only hope that one day I can be as good as she is!"

    November 17th, 2008

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    Apricot Cafe says:

    "I'm so glad to see Andie's photostream on flickr. Her photos have distinct flavor in colours, perspectives, and depth of fields. Everything is great! Every time when I see Andie's new photo, I become delightful. Thank you for sharing great photos!!"

    September 21st, 2008

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    c2charlie says:

    "What can I say about Andie that her imagery doesn't say? I have been inspired by her Images for years, she has a flare for capturing everyday moments in everyday locations that are simply amazing. The color pallet that makes up her pictures are so rich and dimensional. Thanks Andie for contribution to our lives."

    September 18th, 2008

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    conwest_john says:

    "andie.smith's photos hit your eyes with the demanding visual appeal of newborn babies. And she is versatile. Not only is she a superb chronicler of small town, big town, rural and technological Texas - its aircraft, its animals, its landscapes, its people - but as one of Flickr's best architectural photogs she depicts Texan architecture with a compassion which often offers up tributes to its past. And she does all this with some of the most stunning photos on Flickr.

    Take note of a brilliant trio of aircraft photos - "waiting", "smile", and "shooting stars", show off andie.smith's favored Gulfstream aircraft. She brings us her talents for animal photos in "it's almost nap time", depicting an alpha male orangutan - as well as a photo of a kookaburra "sitting in an old gum tree." One of her most appealing landscape photos is "lone tree", the cover photo in her Texas set.

    With architectural photography, andie.smith has few peers. Observe the way she uses light in "The Strand"; her way of observing people (or their happy lack) in "pick a seat"; her use of artificial (?) light in "Texas in lights", and her rendering of refurbished and now upscale storefronts in "210 Pilar."

    Her ability to handle and display people in action and people at rest and people contemplating action is another side of andie.smith's versatility. See the brilliant sports photos "fumble" and "1st and 10", for people in action. See the portrait of her model Miss J titled "green with envy" for a study of guileless beauty that we can only hope finds some rest. And for people contemplating action, take a look at andie.smith's great portrait of Miss J again in "batter up" - this time holding a baseball bat and what might just be a whole lot of rancor. Is this just attitude being depicted here - or rage? Or is it simply a photo of a determined young woman looking for some healthy sport?

    These photos and many others as stunning testify to the breadth of andie.smith's talent. Also her interests. Photogs whose interests range as widely as their talents tend to create photos people can't look away from. This is true of andie.smith's photos too - until she brings some new ones to term."

    September 11th, 2008

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    Heather Green Photography says:

    "Even though I haven't met Andie in person, I think of her as a friend. She continues to capture a HUGE range of subjects...from people, to animals to landscapes and does it in a unique and beautiful way."

    August 21st, 2008

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    NikolaT says:

    "....and what can i say now....after all this testimonials....;))??
    :::::::::::::::YES I AM YOUR BIG FAN ::::::::::::::::
    love your work,and im happy to see new pictures becouse u are one of most talented photo-makers on flickr ;)))
    thank you for sharing your talent with us"

    May 22nd, 2008

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    dewaun.simmons says:

    "Having enjoyed Andie's photography for a while, it was especially nice to have met her and be able to call her a friend. It is certain that her years of formal training in the creative visual arts were not wasted as it's quite evident that Andie has one heck of a creative passion.

    Her compositional skills are rock-solid and so well defined. I find myself revisiting the classics (oldies) in her photostream again and again. But don't take my word for it... just take a peek!"

    April 2nd, 2008

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    Jana P ~ Brown-Eyed Girl Photography says:

    "Not only is Andie an extremely talented photographer, she's a precious friend and really nice gal. I was fortunate enough to have her shoot some headshots for me and I couldn't be happier with how they turned out. I'll treasure the images forever. Thanks Andie!!"

    January 18th, 2008

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    Greg Nutt says:

    "You can't put into words what you can see for yourself in Andie's photos. The images are breathtaking."

    October 9th, 2007

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    crowt59 says:

    "It doesn't take long to see that Andie has a great eye for angles and perspectives. The work that she does with her photography speaks volumes. No detail escapes Andie's attention and approval. Her photographs have excellent tone, light, and depth control .

    A Real Star on flickr!!"

    September 25th, 2007

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    _marmota says:

    "Andie is nothing short of amazing..a super talented photographer, graphic artist extraordinaire, and an absolute flickr fiend! She has a fantastic stream of cool images that will inspire and challenge you to look at the world a little differently.

    She also makes some wonderful products over at pinkinkstudios.com that you should really check out.

    A truly amazing talent and I'm happy to count her amongst my flickr friends.

    Keep up the good work Andie!"

    September 22nd, 2007

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    Brian Matiash says:

    "I always know that when I visit Andie's photostream after any given day or two pass by, I'll be treated to a series of photos that cause me to think about how and why she framed it this way or processed it that way. Her shots inspire me to take care in each shutter release and you can see that care in her PS. With that, Andie has helped me to think well outside of the box by using her highly effective Road Trip presets as well as provide me with ultra-quick responses to any technique-related questions that I pose to her. She's one of my favorite Flickrzens and I'm truly glad to know her."

    August 19th, 2007

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    Traciѐ says:

    "Andie is insanely talented! Her work speaks for itself! I look forward to her stream each and every day! :o)"

    August 16th, 2007

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    Nick Haigh says:

    "Andie has so much talent with an amazing eye for photography!
    her images are always at high standards & she is definitely up there in a pro class!
    always a pleasure to see your work Andie!"

    August 1st, 2007

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    simon roderick gentry says:

    "andie never ceases to charm - i have a new found interest in the state of texas - my new home - all due to her subtle, yet colorful view of the lonestar state."

    July 22nd, 2007

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    JR Studio says:

    "With Andie's work you get so much more than just photographs, you seem to get the feel of a place or the mood of a person. They seem to trigger forgotten memories or shared human emotions. Andie's truly an artist and a great commentator. Her eye for detail is spot on. Andie makes a great friend too, with lots of warm words of encouragement and help to share. I would recommend working your way through her portfolio, but be warned, once you start looking, you won't want to stop!!"

    July 21st, 2007

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    artsmith_satx says:

    "Hey! The ONLY reason she is the "Queen of Kingwood" is because I left and bequeathed my title, which I had held since 1978, to her! ; )

    Anyway, Andie's photos are beautiful, thoughtful, reflective and sometimes breathtaking. Somehow, she can even make Galveston, TX look like the Bahamas! As a person, she is funny and always up for an adventure! I hope she counts me as a friend, as I do her."

    July 19th, 2007

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    Bill Evans says:

    "Andie has one of those photostreams that hooks you from the very first image. As I started looking through, I was amazed beyond belief on just how professional her photos are. The immaculate focus, colors and sheer technique are simply awesome. I've become one of Andie's regulars and look forward to each post!!"

    July 20th, 2007

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    RLJ Photography NYC says:

    "Of All the Photographers And Artist On Flickr, Andie.Smith Is Without A Doubt One Of My Favorites. She Is An Incredible Artist With Incredible Skill And Has A Flare For Seeing Things In a Beautiful And Natural Way. All I know Is I'm Happy To Have Found Her Stream And Visit it Everyday. When I Grow Up I Hope I Have Half Of The Skill That She Does. Always A Fan, Thanks For Everything Andie Smith....."

    June 26th, 2007

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    Dallas photographer Scott Dorn says:

    "Andie's attention to detail make one really appreciate her work. She really enjoys being one with the camera as much as I do, it the love for urban photography really shows. It keeps me coming back for more."

    June 11th, 2007

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    BobTPhoto says:

    "The Queen of Kingwood Texas, and a heart bigger than the entire Lonestar state. Andie's creativity and vision really shows in her work. She's one of the biggest highlights of my flickr day, every day.

    Bottom Line: Your photography kicks ass, I see lots and lots of L glass in your future. Keep shooting Kid, You inspire me!"

    April 18th, 2007

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    Viajante says:

    "Andie's photostream is one of the best I've seen on Flickr. Her urban photography skills are excellent and she has a keen eye for composition. She's a good commenter too - always friendly and supportive in her criticism. I'm looking forward to seeing more of her work."

    March 21st, 2007

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    jimmah_v says:

    "Andie is, as we say the lone star state, the "complete enchilada."

    She has the eye (natural talent), the hands (art and photography school training,) and the heart (look at her amazing images).

    She is a great contact with lots of stunning images yet to come."

    March 11th, 2007

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    Melissa_A says:

    "What can I say about Andie...what a vision and talent she beholds!
    She cooks, sews and her photography. Her photography has a style all of its own, that is why she is a true artist! Her photos never cease to amaze me in a jaw dropping awe! Her creativity shines in her composition photos. Talent,vision & creativity! She has them all!
    Good luck Andie and I cannot wait to see what you do next!"

    February 16th, 2007

Name:
Andie Smith
Joined:
March 2005
Hometown:
Costa Mesa, CA
Currently:
Irving, Texas, USA
I am:
Female
Occupation:
Photographer
Website:
andie smith photography