Thirty Years in the Business and Finally I’m a Vegas Headliner

I’m extremely happy to announce that I’ll be speaking at WPPI 2011 about the ‘Secrets of Great Portrait Photography’ at the MGM Las Vegas on Tuesday, February 22. I’m looking forward to taking the show to Vegas. We had a full house when I gave this talk at PDN PhotoPlus Expo and I’ve added a lot of new images to the talk that will be shown for the first time in Vegas. WPPI is always a great show for the portrait and wedding photography industry and I get to talk about my favorite subject – capturing great portraits. I hope to see you there.

Secrets of Great Portrait Photography

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
MGM Conference Center Room 313 – 316
sponsored by Sony

Celebrity portrait photographer Brian Smith will share the lessons he’s learned over the past 30 years capturing the faces of the famous, infamous and unknown as a top magazine portrait photographer. Brian will discuss his approach to editorial and commercial assignments from concept to final images, and detailing his approach to lighting and problem solving on productions both small and large. He will also share secrets about how to quickly capture the personality of the people in your photographs. He will also discuss how personal projects can be used to generate editorial and commercial assignments, and allow your personal style to evolve and grow while generating assignments you love to shoot.

Celebrity Portrait Photographer Brian Smith
Brian Smith photographs actress Anne Hathaway for The Creative Coalition’s ‘Art & Soul’ project

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