Celebrity Portrait Photography Talk at Abobe MAX Los Angeles

Join me at Adobe MAX 2014 in Los Angeles to get the inside scoop on what goes into a celebrity photo shoot. I’ll reveal the stories behind my photographs of Hollywood’s A-list, along with lessons learned in 30 years of photographing celebrities, billionaires, and people in all walks of life. I’ll also share celebrity portraits from my book ‘Secrets of Great Portrait Photography‘ to show ways that you can make everyone you photograph look and feel like a star.

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I’m humbled and honored to join a star-studded lineup of speakers at AbobeMax 2014 which includes ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ami Vitale, Russell Brown, Corey Barker, Jack Davis, Greg Gorman, Rich Harrington, Julieanne Kost, Bert Monroy, Michael Ninness, Bryan O’Neil Hughes, Chris Orwig, Corey Rich, my Kiwi brother Colin Smith, Tyler Stableford, Terry White, James White and Photoshop co-creator himself, Thomas Knoll!

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Come see me speak about celebrity portrait photography on Monday, October 6th from 5-6pm to learn techniques to make a meaningful portrait on a magazine’s budget and a celebrity’s schedule, including:

  • How-to approach to editorial and commercial assignments from concept to final images
  • Lighting and other problem solving on productions both small and large
  • Tips on connecting with people in front of your lens
  • Elements for a successful portrait shoot from preproduction planning through the shoot itself
  • Perfecting shots in post-production

    Read more here.

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    Secrets of Great Portrait Photography: Photographs of the Famous and InfamousIn case you can’t make it to Adobe MAX 2014, you can still get the behind-the-scenes celebrity portrait stories in “˜Secrets of Great Portrait Photography: Photographs of the Famous and Infamous‘ from New Riders Press. The book draws upon the lessons I’ve learned over the last three decades photographing portraits of the rich and famous. The book blends lavish celebrity portraits of a coffee table book with technical how-to insights with a side dish of behind-the-scenes celebrity stories.

    Secrets of Great Portrait Photography takes you though all the stages of a portrait shoot from pre-production planning through posing your portrait through perfecting your shot in post-production. Loaded with details about three decades of portrait photography, each chapter of this 264 page book, is packed full of tips to successful portrait photography sharing all the details of lessons learned from each shoot.

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