Location Portrait Photography

Level: Lighting - Intermediate

Great environmental portraits capture both personality and place. Brian photographs noteworthy and notorious celebrities in locations where they live, work and play. Smith will show you how he photographs subjects so that the environment adds another dimension to the shoot, citing examples of how he approaches shooting on location whether it’s a large production shoot of a famous subject or simply the someone he runs into on the street while traveling.


This 2-day hands-on  workshop will discuss location lighting and tips on selecting the best location to add visual interest to your photographs.


Type

2-day workshop


You are a very confident user of priority shooting modes and may even been using full manual exposure control.

You are familiar with simple lighting set ups and have had some hands on time with lighting equipment. You understand and can set up the different triggering systems.

You are aiming to consolidate your understanding and improve basic techniques as well as be introduced to some new ideas and techniques that will give you the confidence to experiment with different creative outcomes.

who should attend

You are a very confident user of priority shooting modes and may even been using full manual exposure control.

You are familiar with simple lighting set ups and have had some hands on time with lighting equipment. You understand and can set up the different triggering systems.

You are aiming to consolidate your understanding and improve basic techniques as well as be introduced to some new ideas and techniques that will give you the confidence to experiment with different creative outcomes.

  • Your DSLR or Mirrorless camera with fully charged batteries
  • Lens that hits any focal length in the range of 50-105mm
  • SD/CF card (8 GB or larger recommended)
What you should bring
  • Your DSLR or Mirrorless camera with fully charged batteries
  • Lens that hits any focal length in the range of 50-105mm
  • SD/CF card (8 GB or larger recommended)
About the Instructor
Brian Smith

Miami photographer Brian Smith is the luckiest guy on the planet. He won a Pulitzer Prize at 25, he’s told Bill Gates exactly what to do for an entire hour, appeared on The X Factor, exhibited at the Library of Congress, dined with the President, hung with Richard Branson on Necker Island, gotten drunk with George Clooney, shared cupcakes with Anne Hathaway and married the most beautiful woman he ever laid eyes on…

 

For the past 30 years, Brian Smith’s iconic portraits of famous celebrities, athletes and executives have been used in advertising, by corporations and have graced the covers and pages of hundreds of magazines including Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, Time, Forbes, New York Times Magazine, Elle and British GQ.

 

His books include: Art & Soul (photographed in partnership with The Creative Coalition and Sony), which pairs Smith’s iconic portraits of celebrities from film, television, stage and music with their personal messages about the importance of funding the arts; Secrets of Great Portrait Photography, which shares his stories from his last 30 years photographing portraits of the famous and infamous; and Sony A7 Series: From Snapshots to Great Shots.

 

He is president of APA/Editorial Photographers, a Sony Artisan of Imagery and X-Rite Master Coloratti.

Saturday, February 10
10:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Sunday, February 11
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Includes UAE VAT 5%

Cost $815
This session is limited to 12 students only.
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