Tom R. Smedes
Photographer, TRS Photos
Tom R. Smedes is a photographer living in Sparks, Nevada. He has been photographing professionally since the 1980s. Tom works as a freelance photographer and has been published in dozens of newspapers and magazines including the Reno Gazette Journal, USA Today, Las Vegas Review Journal, Sacramento Bee and Lindy's Sports Magazine and on websites including Sports Illustrated’s SI.com, ESPN.com and many others. Tom shoots professional golf and University of Nevada sports for Icon Sports Media. Tom shoots action sports and editorial portraits as well as special events, news and other assignment work. Tom is a member of the National Press Photographers Association. In 1983 Tom founded Softball West Magazine and published and photographed for the magazine for 29 years, winning national awards for its action photography. In 2005 Tom began shooting photos for the Reno Gazette Journal and other Gannett papers expanding his photography work. Tom has also worked as an art director and graphic artist. At the end of 2012 Tom sold Softball West Magazine and established TRS Photos, a new web-based photo company that offers his work in many formats.