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ID Number:167831
Member type:Photographer
Country:United Kingdom
Work Preference:Stock Photo
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Date Joined:09 August 2009
Last Updated:24 August 2015
Last Login:25 July 2017
I am a commercial and editorial portrait photographer.

What I Do
As a professional photographer I aim to create images of the highest quality.
I pride myself in being flexible enough to shoot everything from Actor Headshots to complete model portfolios, bringing the very best out of each model I work with.

Just How Professional?
With 12 years behind the camera my experience and knowledge is extensive.
I am a watched member of Canon Professional Services and multi-award winning.

I have been the featured professional photographer in numerous magazines.

I am sponsored by Number 1 camera bag manufacturer Lowepro

How does my experience help you?
Inexperienced Models: I can provide as much direction as you need, working with you to get the shots that bring out the most in you. I can even provide a dedicated Creative Director who will assist you with each and every pose.

Experienced Models: It's really annoying having so much talent, but the photographer not understanding how your poses effect the final image. My long history working with models, and large clients means I have the creativity to nail that perfect image.

Paid or TFP/CD?
I am now in the position where, due to ongoing success, I do not need to do TFP/CD shoots.
However, I am open to ideas. So if as a model you have an idea that you think i'd find appealing do get in touch.

I am of course available for paid shoots.

Studio or Location?
I am just as happy on location as I am in the studio.
I can provide a mobile studio (high key, white background) or full set studio in Plymouth, Exeter or Exmouth.

If your looking for something location based, I just need to know what kind of location you are interested in. If I don't know of a location I have location scouts that can be called in to find somewhere.

Model safety is key. There is no compromise on this!
With every shoot you are more than welcome to bring a chaperone.
If the shoot is nude/topless I would prefer that partners stay at home and you bring another friend.

Having done this for years, even the most trusting of partners get jealous and this wastes time and money and will not be tolerated.

There is an exception on this. If your partner is a photographer, I am willing to make the exception. I am also willing to meet your partner before the shoot if you are insistent on only them being the chaperone.

Make-Up Artist
Most models do their own hair and make-up. If you would like me to provide someone I can do so. In the case of TFP/CD shoots this would be at your cost unless arranged otherwise.

My Clients
I have the honour of working for Saatchi & Saatchi, HSE, TSS, CPN, Etc.
I'd love to work with you next...
If you have an idea for a TFP/CD shoot, let me know. If it's a good idea we'll run with it for sure...

Reviews from other members

There are 19 positive recommendations for pauldsmart Click here to read them all
KatherineCostigan recommends pauldsmart
Added by KatherineCostigan on 09 September 2012, shoot arranged for September 2012

Would suggest to shoot with Paul anyday! What a fab photographer.. Also had Ray as well! both made me feel relaxed and totally cool as a cucumber considering it was my first shoot wearing lingerie!
Considering I the model has been having a hard time this shoot certainly brightened up my day/whole weekend and most likely weeks/months and has really given me a confidence boost!

I cant thank you ENOUGH! Would shoot with you again! What an absolute pleasure!
KittyExeter recommends pauldsmart
Added by KittyExeter on 01 July 2012, shoot arranged for July 2012

Had an awesome shoot with Paul (& Ray) today. He made me feel very relaxed, I had a good time and got some great shots. Really like his style and he is so easy to work with. Would really recommend working with Paul and hope to work with him again in the future :) Awesome guy
Holi_B recommends pauldsmart
Added by Holi_B on 22 June 2012, shoot arranged for April 2012

Had the best shoot with Paul! I wanted to boost my confidence and break my boudries, and he did this! With a massive smile on both our faces! Definately recommend him and would LOVE to work with him again!
Thank you!
vharris98992 recommends pauldsmart
Added by vharris98992 on 21 June 2012, shoot arranged for May 2012

Had an amazing shoot with Paul in his studio which was relaxed and friendly! Having not much previous experience Paul gave me great direction and reassurance! Paul was ace and would recommend him to anyone! I received images very quickly after shoot I was very pleased with them they were great! Thanks Paul
Cinders88 recommends pauldsmart
Added by Cinders88 on 19 September 2011, shoot arranged for September 2011

I had the pleasure to work with Paul for the first time today! He was what i expected plus more! He instantly made myself and the other model feel comfortable. He knew exactly what he wanted, to get amazing images! Thank you both (and model) so much for such an awesome fun shoot! Can't wait to see the images! :)
Artistic Nude
Added: 04 July 2011
Title: Alone
Copyright: Paul D Smart Photography
Model(s): Lil_lee
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Added: 13 October 2010
Title: Girl With That Tattoo
Copyright: Paul D Smart Photography
Model(s): KayKay_Sakura
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Added: 08 November 2010
Title: All Wrapped Up
Copyright: Paul D Smart Photography
Model(s): Magdalena
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Added: 19 August 2009
Title: Nomads Shoot
Copyright: © Maxam Photography / Paul Smart
Model(s): RachelV22
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Added: 20 October 2009
Title: Chloe and Fred
Copyright: Paul Smart / Maxam Photography
Model(s): Chloe_Alexandra
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Fine Art Nude
Added: 15 May 2012
Title: Against The Light
Copyright: Paul D Smart Photography Limited
Model(s): roorootini
Comments: 1
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Added: 06 June 2013
Title: Untitled
Copyright: Paul D Smart Photography Limited
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Added: 07 July 2012
Copyright: Paul D Smart Photography Limited
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Added: 29 November 2009
Title: Dont Call Me Babe
Copyright: Paul D Smart / Maxam Photography
Model(s): Toni_Smart
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