Biography Jan Smit

Nature photographer, lives in the most northern part of the Netherlands. In Nature photography Jan’s interest converge. He uses his creativity, knowledge of the natural world and his love for the technique of photography to create the picture he is aiming for. Jan is a versatile photographer with pictures of landscapes, animals and plants in his portfolio.

Every picture tells a story

To Jan a picture should always tell a story, it should be more than just a pleasing aesthetic experience. He likes to share his work with others. Together with his son Mart Smit he started the photography company “Smit in Beeld”. With this company he is a regular contributor to several magazines and he also presents his images in meetings with the public throughout The Netherlands. These evenings are arranged around either a theme or a geographical location. The geographical locations are mostly about the northern parts of Scandinavia. The untaimed nature and the relaxing lifestyle is what attracts him the most to those areas.

Basic to advanced skills

Jan also organises workshop at different levels and disciplines. With his expertise of his normal job in the IT he can get the best out of software programs as Photoshop and Lightroom. One of the workshops will help you too archive your pictures in the most efficient way. Most of the workshops are only about photography from the basics to advanced skills. Many workshops are a combination of theory and practice. With Jan’s expertise and patience he will do his best to let everybody leave the workshop with a great sense of satisfaction. The atmosphere, during the workshops is always relaxed.

Workshops & travel

Most of this workshops are close to his home in The Netherlands, but each year he lead some photography tours to  Northern Scandinavia.  For example: the northern lights of the Lofoten, Orca’s around the Vesteralen and the Colours of Rondane.

Jan is a member of the Nature  Photo Bloggers team

Furthermore his work is also represented by photo agent Nature in Stock and he’s a tour guide for Nordic Vision.



Check Jan’s portfolio in our SHOWCASE or Jan’s website

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