FS Exclusive: Sneak Peek At Celebrity Photographer Brian Smith's 'Secrets Of Great Portrait Photography'

FS Exclusive: Sneak Peek At Celebrity Photographer Brian Smith's 'Secrets Of Great Portrait Photography'

Earlier this year, we interviewed world-renowned celebrity photographer Brian Smith, and he shared plenty of valuable insight with us. I'm happy to say that Brian has recently completed work on a book aimed at helping you improve your portrait photography, aptly titled 'Secrets Of Great Portrait Photography.' Brian has graciously agreed to provide some of the content for us to check out, and I'm happy to be able to share it with you. Check it out, I promise you'll learn something!


I've had a chance to read the entire book, and I must say, it is one very impressive collection of knowledge. Also be sure to note that what I've posted here is just a tiny sampling: the book itself weighs in at a hefty 255 pages, and Brian spares no knowledge. At only $26, the book is a definite bargain, with knowledge worth far, far more than it's price (and it's also available as a Kindle version for only $22). For more information, check out Brian Smith's website, or David Hobby's Strobist site (David also reviewed the book very favorably, I might add!)

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If this is a "sample", then I'll bite! Amazon is pretty used to taking my money by now.

This book is awesome.  I got it last week via recommendation from A Photo Editor's Website.  What I like most about it is the hints of subject interaction even with "celebrities".  Very good book.

This book is fantastic, I highly recommend it. Lots of good information about lighting as well as dealing with clients and subjects.

sold!

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Man, I need to buy a spacesuit!

I pre-ordered it months ago and finally got the call to pick it up recently. A great book with the real Inside Info on getting great portraits.
Get technical info somewhere else, this book is the real deal!
:-)