Hi, I’m Thomas Smith. I’m an entrepreneur, CEO of Gado Images, a professional photographer, SEO expert, journalist and dad (x3). I can be seen in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN. I’m also an Amazon Influencer and YouTuber.

Email me at tom@gadoimages.com

In the Press



My Writing

I’m a Top Writer on Medium, with over 13 million views on my 500+ articles. I’m also Editor in Chief of the Bay Area Telegraph, a hyperlocal publication focusing on Bay Area news, culture and food, as well as DIY Life Tech, a family of publications covering consumer electronics and home tech.

I write about parenting and review kids’ stuff on California Dad Reviews. I write about analog film and photography at The Canister Magazine. I also write for NewsBreak.

You can read my detailed stories about earning money and building an audience on Medium at my blog Thrive on Medium.


I’m a professional news photographer focusing on business, tech, finance, food and travel. My photographic work routinely appears in Food and Wine Magazine, Travel + Leisure, Time Magazine, People Magazine, Bloomberg, Inc, Entrepreneur and many more publications.

I’m also CEO of Gado Images, a social enterprise digitizing and sharing the world’s visual history and capturing the work as it is today.


I’m a YouTuber, and my channel DIY Life Tech receives around 2 million views per year. As an Amazon Influencer, I share reviews of home tech products, parenting products, and much else.


I teach a variety of classes, which are free to stream if you’re a Skillshare member.


I consult about content and technology. You can email me at tom@gadoimages.com for inquiries related to consulting.

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