Portraits of Athletes

Portraits of athletes photographed for magazines editorial and advertising photography by Pulitzer Prize-winning sports photographer Brian Smith

Giving Dwyane Wade the Championship Look

I’m often asked what I say to bring out the expression I want when photographing a portrait. The truth is there is no magic phrase – but there is a method. One of the keys to portrait photography is knowing how put your subject in the right frame of mind to get the expression you […]

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Goodbye Buddy

Like most of sports nation I was shocked and saddened to hear of Junior Seau’s death. I photographed Junior for Ocean Drive back in his days with the Miami Dolphins. Junior called everyone he met “buddy” and he did it in such a way with such warmth that you felt he meant it. Buddy, you

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Miami Heat Becomes Miami Dream Team

Christmas came early to Miami Heat fans as the three Kings of Basketball D-Wade, LeBron and Chris Bosh settled into our little paradise of sand and sun! I still can’t believe this! Miami’s new Dream Team has a combined 17 All-Star appearances in the last six years. I’ve seen a lot of great basketball up

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Yanks Do It Again!

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Tim Hardaway Goes Into the Heat Rafters

The Miami Heat retired the jersey of one of my favorite Heat players All-Star point guard Tim Hardaway at their NBA home opener against the New York Knicks. I always enjoyed watching Hardaway on the court and had lots of fun photographing Hardaway for an ESPN the Magazine article on his killer ankle-breaking-UTEP-two-step-crossover-dribble…

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