Come See Me at Photoshop World in Vegas, Baby!

I’m headed back to Vegas to speak at Photoshop World 2014 where I’ll be teaching conference track classes, plus a free class on the Expo floor for my publisher Peachpit Press at the Kelby One Booth.


One Light – Endless Possibilities
Thursday, September 4, 2014 – 8:15am-9:15am

Like every great journey, the mastering lighting begins with a single step. This seminar will look at ways to learn to see and sculpt light a single light source. Photographer Brian Smith will breaks lighting down into something you can understand in a straight-forward nuts and bolts workshop of practical concepts to squeeze all the mojo out of a single light source. Learn how to shoot compelling portraits even in harsh or unflattering light by harnessing the power of a single light source.


Portraits on Location – Capturing Personality & Place
Friday, September 5, 2014 – 8:15am-9:15am

Great environmental portraits capture both personality and place. Miami celebrity portrait photographer Brian Smith has spent the past 30 years photographing noteworthy and notorious celebrities in the locations where they live, work and play. He’ll show how he photographs subjects on location so that the environment adds another dimension to the shoot, with examples of how he approaches location shoots whether it’s a large production with a famous subject or an individual he encounters on the street while traveling. Smith will also discuss location lighting and offer tips on selecting the best setting to add visual interest to your photographs.

Brian Smith Haiti award winning photojournalism documentary photography

Street and Travel Photography
Friday, September 5, 2014 – 11:00am-11:50am
FREE at Kelby One Booth on the Tradeshow Floor

Exploring the world with your camera is one of the best ways to inspire yourself and understand the complexities of both of our planet and society. When the world is filled with intricate details you don’t want to miss anything and Brian Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and author will show you how to breathe life into your travel photography. Learn how to capture a sense of place, ways to anticipate capture visual moments, how to approach the locals to come back with great portraits and ways to capture landmarks. Learn his sensible RAW workflow that makes editing your images easy once you return home. Brian will help you take your travel and street photography to the next level and inspire you to hop on a jet or just get out of town and explore the world with your camera.

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