About - daveschmidtphoto

Born and raised in upstate New York, I started burning through 110 film with a pocket camera despite pleas from my parents to stop.  I amassed piles of worthless pictures until I actually learned how to shoot at a residency program at the Maine Photo Workshops (Now Maine Media Workshops).  

Back in college at Syracuse, I was one of the photo editors for the Daily Orange. I did a summer stint as the staff photographer for Hampton’s Magazine then a little time as a stringer for United Press International.

From there the road twisted and I moved to Vermont to work for a small snowboard company and the cameras went silent for a while. When the digital revolution happened, and you no longer needed a darkroom for black and white and your color shots didn’t need to be sent away for processing, I started taking lots of photos again and dedicated time to doing commercial work on the side.

Some of my clients over the last several years include Stowe Mountain Resort, Whiteface Mountain, Gore Mountain Resort, Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA), Lake Placid Visitors Bureau, PocketWizard Photo Accessories, Vew-Do Balance Boards, Snurfer Boards, Hayward Taylor, Shelburne Vineyards, Nordic Soccer Club, Raymond James Burlington and KBA North America.

I’ve done editorial work for the Burlington Free Press and Williston Observer and images have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine, Motorcyclist Magazine, Sierra Club Magazine, Ski Magazine, Adirondack Sports and Fitness, Boston Magazine and others.

In my free time I'm a sales and marketing consultant for entrepreneurial sporting goods and other consumer products brands. I live in Williston with my wife, two growing young men and a cute little mutt named Zigi.