About Sam Smith


Sam Smith is a photographer, filmmaker, cinematographer and visual artist located in Cincinnati, Ohio and New York, New York. Smith was surrounded by visual art from a young age, and it quickly became a basis of his identity. He has made it his goal to share images that are both personal and universal.

Sam Smith is available for commissioned work, with experience in videography, cinematography, portraiture and event photography. He specializes in senior, family, engagement event and baby portraits along with narrative cinematography.

Smith is attending the prestigious New York University Tisch Film/TV program.

Winner of Visual Arts Overture Award, 2016

Two-Time Winner of Cincinnati Public Library Teen Photo Contest

Three-Time winner of Loveland Photo Contest

Best in category at Golden Lions Film Festival 2016

Best cinematography in Blue Ridge Young Filmmakers Festival

Best cinematography in Premiere Film Festival

Official Selection for Intermix Vidcon 2016

Best editing and cinematography, second overall in 2016 72 Hour Teen Film Challenge, best cinematography and third overall in 2017 Teen Film Challenge

Started and lead Loveland Film Club, bringing positivity and passion together for young filmmakers to collaborate and create

Best of show at Exposure: Montgomery Photo Show 2017, 2016 student winner

Official selection at 2016 All American High School Film festival; cinematographer of four official selections out of five total from Cincinnati. Nominee for best cinematography.

Best direction at 2017 All American High School Film Festival

NFFTY film festival official selection, 2016


Q&A feature story with the Loveland High School student, photographer, writer, journalist and filmmaker, Sam Smith

Film community takes notice of Loveland senior

Loveland Schools Student Feature: Senior Sam Smith

Loveland graduate Ryan Mangan and Pocket release second album and Delusion music video

Loveland Sophomore Sam Smith wins Overture Award

LHS student wins Overture Award

LHS students recognized for short film

LHS senior wins Best Director at All American High School Film Festival