Secrets of Great Portrait Photography


Celebrity portrait photographer Brian Smith shares the lessons he’s learned over the past 30 years capturing the faces of the famous and infamous as a top magazine portrait photographer. Smith also discusses his approach to editorial and commercial assignments, from concept to final images, and details his approach to lighting and problem-solving on productions both small and large.

Smith shares other secrets, such as how to quickly capture the personality of the people you photograph, as well as how personal projects can be used to generate editorial and commercial assignments and allow your personal style to evolve while generating assignments you love to shoot. Smith also shows celebrity portraits from his new book, "Secrets of Great Portrait Photography," to show how you can make everyone you photograph look and feel like a star.

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Brian Smith is not only a great portrait photographer, but an excellent communicator.  - A book worth collecting.