Hello! My name is Garry Smith I am Alfiepics, you’ve come to this page to find out more about Alfiepics, this is my journey “back in the Day” I had a keen interest in photography, but due to family, work, and rugby commitments I decided to finish photography and subsequently sold all my equipment “lock stock and barrel.” I thought nothing of photography until in my late forties when I received a camera for Christmas, having a lot more time on my hands I thought I‘d give photography another go. With a strong rugby interest the choice of topic was straightforward, Kidwelly RFC being my first outing where I started to hone my skills over the next few years.
In time I started to cover other rugby clubs including Llanelli Schoolboy’s this was a significant turning point for me as I started to receive requests for prints, so this web site was born to accommodate the print demand. As I gained further experience I was lucky enough to become official photographer to Kidwelly RFC, Scarlets Academy, Llanelli School’s Rugby Under11's and Under 15's, Welsh Schools Rugby Union and West Wales Rugby Union, I also regulary cover Carmarthen Schools, Mynydd Mawr Schools, Coleg Sir Gar, Strade School and verious other senior clubs, I have further experience photographing field hockey, Ironman, golf, football, rugby league as well as bespoke events, official functions and presentation evenings. My work has been published in newspapers, periodicals and various programs.
My quest for the future is to branch out into other photography genres landscape, documentary etc., part of that is setting up an online portfolio, which can be viewed here… www.alfiepics.portfoliobox.net.
A final word photographing all sports in particular rugby I find very rewarding the action, competitiveness and camaraderie between all involved also makes for great photography.
If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me via the contact page.See the galleries
Alfiepics is committed to the promotion of the printed image as a way of safe guarding memories. Photographs will easily last 100 years if stored in the right conditions.Garry Smith, Photographer