Videos & Podcasts

Secrets of Great Portrait Photography at B&H Photo – April 2013 This video shares the highlights Brian Smith’s book ‘Secrets of Great Portrait Photography‘ giving you a behind-the-scenes look at everything that goes into a celebrity portrait photo shoot from planning to production to post.
Location Portrait Photography at B&H Photo – October 2013 This video shows the camera and lighting gear Brian uses when shooting location portrait photography on productions large and small – whether traveling light or shooting a massive commercial productions. He explains the lighting used for many of the photos in ‘Secrets of Great Portrait Photography‘ with detailed lighting diagrams. Consider this video to be your free bonus chapter to the book.
Sony A7 Webcast: Live from B&H Sony A7/A7R panel discussion with Gabriel Biderman, Mark Weir and Brian recorded live at B&H about the world’s-first full-frame, interchangeable-lens mirrorless cameras. See images shot with the compact A7 and A7R, and hear a discuss the unique promise of the camera system and answers to questions from our live audience.
KELBY TV: The Grid – Episode 107 – July 2013 Hosts Scott ‘Elvis’ Kelby and Matt ‘The Wizard of Klos’ Kloskowski welcome Brian to the show. They delve into the secrets that make great portraits – like the importance of lighting and how you need to connect with your subject on set. No matter if you’re a beginner or veteran photographer, Brian’s wealth of experience will give you new ideas on how to make your portraits better.
Secrets of Great Portrait Photography from PhotoShelter and X-Rite This PhotoShelter webinar blew up the airwaves locking a lot of people out in the cold. If you were one of the people who didn’t make it in – or if you just want to watch it again to figure out what the heck Brian said – here’s your chance to watch the replay.
Stop Waiting For Your Big Break, webinar with Brian Smith from PhotoShelter PhotoShelter founder Allen Murabayashi and Brian talk about the way to advance your career through series of small breaks that take you work to the next level. As a long-time PhotoShelter user, we’re not only thankful for their great service, but for the many ways they give back to the photography community.
Webinar: Setting the Mood & Creating the Look You Want with Brian Smith hosted by X-Rite Photo and Sony. Learn how to create the right look for any portrait photography shoot, whether done in camera by choice of lens and lighting or in post-processing. Brian explains how the look of your shot sets the mood and how to tailor that mood to match each project. Hear about the importance color management plays in the digital workflow to ensure that images in print accurately match the photographer’s vision.
Meet the Author Brian Smith iTunes podcast iTunes Podcast: Meet the Author: Brian Smith Brian was the opening act for rapper T.I. at the Apple Store SoHo. In case you missed it, the video podcast is preserved on iTunes for posterity. This talk on ‘Secrets of Great Portrait Photography’ should pull back the curtain on the art of creating great portraits of extraordinary people and ways to make everyone you photograph feel like a star!

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