Jim Smith - "People, Places and Things"

As a high school photographer decades ago, I learned the building blocks of great photography on film cameras and in the dark room.  Now equipped with the very best in digital camera equipment and years of instruction and session work, I have amassed a portfolio of fashion, family environmental portraiture, baby, senior, engagement and wedding, event, and headshot photography. I also shoot commercial product, real estate and provide aerial videography by drone for Enterprise Level clients such as Expedia and Turo.

As an educator, I bring small groups of beginning photographers in to my studio and work hands-on with them to develop their ability to capture amazing images.  My mantra is "Shoot with Intent".  I believe that the photographer should make the choices to make a photograph, not have the camera do it for them.

I have worked for inter-State Studios and Dorian as a school photographer and Life Touch as a family portrait photographer, capturing over 10k portraits a year.  I shoot youth, High School and Collegiate sports for Referee Photo and By-Design.  

My studio is located in SE Portland and provides a roomy yet intimate space to create art.

Mobile Photography Studio

Jim has invested in the best equipment to take a professional photography studio anywhere to capture the subject in a variety of outdoor settings. From camera, to lighting, to post-production software, JamesIVPhotography is fully equipped to deliver results to the client.