Brandon C. Smith

Redwoodtwig Photography

Writing with light

My artistic vision centers on the portrait, in a very wide sense of the word. For me a portrait captures the essence of a person, event, animal, thing or place. Sometimes that means "truth", a crisp and clear picture that shows exactly and precisely what is there. At other times that means "beauty", a composition that brings out or displays the best of what is there. And once in a while it means "art", where the image evokes awe and wonder in the viewer.

The galleries at is the primary display location for my images. A great many of my images are located on other sites, such as Facebook and my blog, The tenth muse, sometimes linked to my primary display, but quite often copies or slightly different versions.

Light Painting

Jump Visitors approach
These are captures of people dancing with lights. Sometimes I catch the person, sometimes just the dancing lights. More at this link to images from the show.

I'm planning to make some more of these types of photographs, details here.

Portaits and Portfolio work

Navajo Pepper Serenity hidden woman
I am available for portrait and portfolio sessions at your location or in my studio located just of 63 about 20 miles south of Columbia, Missouri or 10 miles north of Jeff City. Contact me for rates and availability. I am willing to work TFP or TFCD with models most of the time.

Large pictures and panoramics

I can make you prints of these, they are rather large, though, usually over 5 feet in length.

Ozark pond (javascript required).

Link to the page on Gigapan

Watching the burn at Interfuse, 2006 (javascript required).

Link to the page on Gigapan

Some other examples, not full size
If you have a particular scene or building you would like immortalized, Contact me for rates and availability.

Event and art photography.

I've recently written an article about the techniques I've discovered in making fire and light photographs.

  • A night at the casbah, a dance show at the Missouri Theatre
  • Belly dance and fire spinning at Cooper's landing.
  • Art: Photos that talked to me
  • Landscapes
  • Video work
  • Ozark Avalon, Church of Nature

  • Ozark Avalon site
  • Pictures from Ozark Avalon.
  • Portfolio

    A smaller collection of many different kinds of photographs. A very active place. My gallery at deviantart

    Other interests

    I first put Synature site up in 1995 and haven't changed it all that much, yet. Have shifted the content to as was purchased by someone who really wanted it. has the content, mostly, of my original web presence.

    Fencing:, a class I teach

    Tai Chi Chuan: A class I teach

    Wilderess observation: Very interesting take on survival.


    How to contact me. Go to contact page.
  • Net-model entry
  • Model Mayhem entry
  • Youtube