Matt Mercer roleplaying as a bear swimming

I needed that


I am so done with my university.

Our Bears deserve all of our support

Our men’s basketball team will be returning this afternoon from 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm. They will be in the UC parking lot so everyone needs to go out there, signs in hand, Mercer spirit displayed proudly, to show them that we support them through thick and thin. 

The team has SEVEN seniors and they just played their last Mercer game and deserve the greatest “Thank you” ever for these past four years. So here’s to you Jakob Gollon, Daniel Coursey, Monty Brown, Anthony White Jr, Kevin Canevari, Langston Hall, and Bud Thomas. Thanks for the ride, boys. We love you.

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Hey y'all, my name is Trey Smith and I am a 22 year old photographer from Atlanta, Georgia. I started my photography journey with my parent’s old Nikon EM SLR and have grown into the digital world from film roots. I am a graduating Technical Communication major at Mercer University (Go Bears!), and photography minor. I have built up a large collection of images that I have not been able to share until now, so my personal Tumblr is a collection of old and new work. I am an avid Instagramer and a good bit of my new content is from Instagram. Professionally I shoot with a Nikon D5200 and D40.

When it comes to photography, I like to think of myself as a purist. Clean composition with minimal editing and digital manipulation. Over the years, I have played with everything from long exposure night shots to fast paced sports photography. But I love working with black and white film the most, the grainier the better (Looking at you 3200 Ilford). I also enjoy shooting with vintage cameras like my 1937 Ziess Ikon 120. I have not had much opportunity to work with pinhole, but I love the simplicity and clarity you can achieve from a super small pinhole. 

This image is one such pinhole, and one of the best images I have created. Taken with a Sharp Pinhole, Blackburnbox Pinhole Camera, photo-paper negative, and then scanned into digital. Edited in Photoshop CS 6 and Lightroom 5 to remove dust/scratches.

You can check out my work and thoughts on my personal tumblr or browse my current photo journalism project. Feel free to follow me on Twitter or Instagram as well.

Personal Tumblr: 3rdphotos

Current Project Tumblr: maconblightperspective

Instagram: 3rdphotography

Twitter: @3rdPhotos