About Me... so far

Having lived in North Wales for more than 20 years and being surrounded by so much beautiful scenery, it's no wonder that my main passion is landscape photography.

Surprisingly though, having worked in a camera shop since 1999, my own photographic journey didn't really begin until 10 years later when a friend introduced me to the natural wonders of Welsh landscapes.

I'm very fortunate to be situated a 'stones throw' from the coast in one direction and ten minutes from the mountains in the other.
I particularly enjoy taking my camera out and about and capturing the stunning views, lakes and hills that feature in most of my Snowdonia landscapes. One of my other favourite areas to photograph also has stunning scenery, is steeped in history and has an abundance of fantastic landmarks to offer. Popular with locals and tourists alike, many of these feats of architecture and engineering can be found within my Anglesey Landscapes. 

Once I had an interest in photography, I suppose the natural progression then, was to start trying to sell my images. It was slow going at first, as like most people I was having to try and juggle both my time and my finances. 
Initially, I was only able to offer about a dozen images in the form of greetings cards & mounted prints, which were very kindly displayed on shop counters in local businesses. 
However, things soon started to pick up. As I grew my portfolio, more sales followed and this gave me the boost I needed to start my website in 2012. From the dozen images I originally started out with, I'm very pleased to now be able to offer a range of products from a selection of over 200 images.

In 2015 I decided to take things yet another step further. I wanted to be able to control the quality of what I was producing at every stage, so I started my own framing business, as you do.
So began (the possibly not so creatively named) 'Smart Framing'.
In our framing workshop, (I say 'our' as I certainly cannot take credit for the talent behind producing the frames!) we cut mounts and make frames by hand. By doing this, we can provide a totally bespoke and personal service from the initial print stage, right through to final presentation.

Within just two short months we expanded again.
Since then, we have also been providing all of the picture framing services at Cambrian Photography in Colwyn Bay.
We frame a huge variety of items from photographs, paintings and pastels to medals, rugby shirts and even a hammer!
We never know what we're going to see from week to week which is great as it keeps things interesting. 

After digressing slightly, as an independent seller, I pride myself on being as flexible as possible and providing good customer service, so please feel free to contact me with any queries, special requirements or bespoke sizing/framing requests.

Please take time to browse through the website and hopefully you'll enjoy the beautiful scenes from around North Wales as much as I do.

You are welcome to follow me on Facebook and Twitter where you can keep up to date with new images and promotional offers.

Thank you so much for taking the time to learn a little bit more about my photographic journey. I hope that information, combined with the number of years I've successfully been selling online, will give you confidence to shop with me. I'm only an email or phone call away.

Kind regards,
Chris Smart