About Preserved Light

Professional photographer and filmmaker based in the South Okanagan Valley. Commercial, Advertising, Marketing, Real Estate, Travel, Tourism, Wedding, WorkshopsProfessional photographer and filmmaker based in the South Okanagan Valley. Commercial, Advertising, Marketing, Real Estate, Travel, Tourism, Wedding, Workshops Visual storytelling that will leave you nostalgic for places and moments you may have never been...
Based out of the South Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Preserved Light Photography's work is layered in outdoor adventures, scenic landscapes, authentic lifestyles and travel destinations that are not only visually engaging, but emotionally engaging as well.

My passion for capturing timeless imagery that instills a sense of wonder is emphasized by utilizing strong compositional techniques, unique perspectives, dramatic lighting and an incessant curiosity towards the humbling world around us. The stories and experiences we share are what connect us to one another during our life on Planet Earth. Let the days unfold before you like a map.

Working closely with Tourism Organizations and Travel Companies, my work has been published and awarded by National Geographic, North Face, Time Magazine, Google+, the CBC, Sigma Lenses, the International Mountain Summit, Outdoor Photography Canada Magazine and the Canadian National Capitol Commission to name a few.

Owned & Operated by Caillum Smith

Based out of Naramata, BC, Canada

info@preservedlight.com


Awards & Recognition

  • 2017 - Slackcountry Cup Photo Contest winner
  • 2016 - Destination BC's Winter Ambassador - Apex Mountain Resort
  • 2016 - Guest Speaker @ Central Okanagan Photography Club
  • 2015 - Ambassador for Mountain Hardwear - Summer + Winter campaigns
  • 2015 - Penticton Art Council's Visual Media Award
  • 2015 - Interview with CBC Radio West & publication with the CBC
  • 2015 - 2 x Guest Speaker @ The Shatford Centre - Penticton Photo Club
  • 2015 - Elected onto Board of Directors for Discover Naramata
  • 2014 - Ambassador for Mountain Hardwear Canada's #FindingWinter campaign
  • 2014 - Google+ & TIMES Magazine's Best of #MyBeautifulEarth feature in Times Square
  • 2014 - 1st Place - Sigma Canada Photo Contest, March 2014
  • 2014 - Workshop Host @ the Meadowlark Nature Festival
  • 2013 - Image of the Year - Outdoor Photography Magazine, Editors Assignment: Perspective
  • 2013 - 3rd Place - KIKU, IMS Photo Contest - "Mountains, Light & Shadows"
  • 2012 - 1st Place - Photography at the Summit with National Geographic, North Face, Nikon, Chris Burkard
  • 2012 - Lowepro Camera Bags - Preferred Photographer
  • 2012 - 1st place - Nature Trust of BC's Nature and Water Photo Contest
  • 2011 - Finalist - Canadian National Capitol Commissions Eco Art Competition & Exhibits

Self Portraits

Emerald Lake, Yoho National Park, BCCaillum Smith/Preserved Light PhotographyEmerald Lake, Yoho National Park, BCCaillum Smith/Preserved Light Photography "Everything we see or seem is but a dream within a dream." - a self portrait taken at McCulloch Lake along the KVR trail, a 600km section of deactivated railway that traverses BC's rugged southern interior. A self-portrait while kayaking under the Milky Way during a camping trip to Nickel Plate Lake Provincial Park on Canada Day.A self-portrait while kayaking under the Milky Way during a camping trip to Nickel Plate Lake Provincial Park on Canada Day. A self portrait captured during a rainy, autumn morning at Myra Canyon & Bellevue Trestle provincial Park during a 600km bike trip along the Kettle Valley Railway, a section of Trans Canada Trail that traverses three mountain ranges in BC's southern interior. Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park features the dramatic escarpment of Little White Mountain, the scenic Myra Canyon, a number of existing trails and the historic Kettle Valley Railway, with its trestles and tunnels. This is a great place to enjoy fun, family friendly recreational opportunities! A self portrait taken high above Naramata along the Kettle Valley Railway, a portion of Trans-Canada Trail that traverses three mountain ranges in BC's Southern Interior.A self portrait taken high above Naramata along the Kettle Valley Railway, a portion of Trans-Canada Trail that traverses three mountain ranges in BC's Southern Interior. MacBeth Icefields, Purcell Wilderness, Argenta, BCCaillum Smith/Preserved Light PhotographyMacBeth Icefields, Purcell Wilderness, Argenta, BCCaillum Smith/Preserved Light Photography A collection of photographs from a solo backpacking trip to Iceland in 2012. Skaftafell National Park, Hofn, Reykjavic, West Fjords, Golden Circle tour, Thingvellir,A collection of photographs from a solo backpacking trip to Iceland in 2012. Skaftafell National Park, Hofn, Reykjavic, West Fjords, Golden Circle tour, Thingvellir,