Taking the big steps to becoming a professional photographer can be a scary step to take. A question we often ask ourselves: Am I good enough to learn how to become a professional fashion photograp…

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Taking the big steps to becoming a professional photographer can be a scary step to take.

A question we often ask ourselves: Am I good enough to learn how to become a professional fashion photographer?

We all carry fashion-photography-booksfears and doubts about our abilities that can and do often stop us from fulfilling our dreams.

I have created my photography courses, workshops and master classes to  help you to build the confidence that you need in yourself and give you the professional skills and industry knowledge that you need to get you ready to take the big step to your dreams that many of my former photography courses students have already taken.

My First Fashion Photography Shoot Assignment

I took the image bellow during my first commissioned paid fashion shoot in 1983.  I was terrified but I over came the fear and have never looked back. The responses to this image are still creating work for me today.

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Image was shot with available light coming through windows right reflected back onto models side with 4x4ft white poly-boards at 11am in an east facing ball room in the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool.

Camera: Bronica 645

Film: FP4

Client: Helen Anderson

Model: Angela Saron (did her own make up)

Published in: Avant Guarde Fashion Magazine

If I had not taken the step in 1983 who knows where I would be now but I can tell you there is no journey I would like to take instead of the journey of fashion photography that has been my life for 40 years.

 

Fear of being good enough:

A big problem we often have is the fear of being good enough, a feeling that most of us have felt. Have you ever asked yourself, Am I good Enough?  I say you are.

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Paris fashion photographer and fine art nudes photographer Bruce Smith.

 

 

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He specialises in shooting high fashion photography assignments in Paris.

 

Bruce has loved Paris for as long as he can remember, stemming back to his first trip there on his honeymoon.

 

After producing many fashion photography shoots there, for which he has explored many areas around Paris, he decided it is time to base his fashion photography business there.

 

If your looking for an experienced professional with over 30 years of fashion shoot production assignments under his belt, get in touch, Bruce would love to hear about your next fashion shoot.

 

His main specialist genres of fashion are, haute couture, high profile bridal wear gowns, swimwear, lingerie and high fashion.

For his personal work Bruce loves to shoot fine art and erotic fashion and nudes.

He does accepts private commissions to shoot nudes and fine art boudoir portraits.

More information about commissioning Bruce to shoot your portrait, fashion, nude or boudoir portrait.

 

http://www.brucesmithphotographer.com/commission-fine-art-portraiture.html

 

Source: About Paris Fashion Photographer Bruce Smith

In the words of a student of one of these wonderful fashion photography courses and fine art nude photography courses run by Bruce Smith.

“Some things you just can’t learn from fashion or fine art nude photography How To Shoot Books, Youtube Videos or DVD’s”

I could have bought all the fashion and figure photography books on Amazon, and not learned what I did in a few days with Bruce, which he himself learned from decades of successful work in the industry. In September 2015 I joined Bruce in a chateau near Bordeaux, France for a four-day, one-to-one workshop in ‘sensual fashion.’ We had two models, an excellent hair and make-up artist, and a photogenic, characterful location. By the end, without doubt, the course had left an indelible mark on my stylistic development and competency as a photographer, for which I’m very grateful.

Bruce is obviously an accomplished photographer and renowned authority.

He is also an excellent instructor and personable coach—an invaluable combination. Much of what I learned from him was through his selflessly attentive coaching: unique feedback about how I performed in the situations he’d set up with the models, location and brief.

 

Irreplaceable and empowering.

Bruce broke down technical issues in straightforward language, and could immediately see and explain what I was doing and how it could be improved.

I grew a lot as a photographer over just a few days. By the end, he shadowed me on shots that I set up. I decided to take the course with Bruce to explore a part of photography I was interested in, but found very inaccessible looking at the sector from the outside.

Previously, I had started to professionalize my passion for photography, and eventually produced documentary photo essays that were later published.

As a journalistic style, this focused on observation and visual documentation of a social issue but wanting to develop in a different area of photography, to have beautiful images and to eventually become commercially viable, I looked to begin developing in fashion and figure photography.
However, my previous documentary photography skills were mismatched for fashion and figure.

Any photographer can take a pleasing photo of a model, but it requires difficult development to much higher levels if you want to break through in the industry.

To generate and capture the life and story of a shot in fashion, lingerie or figure photography, which makes all the difference between strong but mediocre shots and first rate shots which the industry expects, demands different skills from which most photographers have or think about, which are neither innate nor obvious.

So, I wanted to learn directly from an expert.

After some time with Bruce, I understand these different skills, these powerful nuances, and now have a strong foundation to continue my professional and artistic development in this area.

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I learned a lot about line, shape, form and tone—as one does in all photo workshops, but more importantly—and rarely—how to control the situation, the set, natural light and human energy, to produce stunning photographs.

We never once used a studio light throughout the course, focusing on natural light skills to build a better understanding of available light and how to use it to its best rather than too much emphasis on equipment.

I still have much photographic ‘testing’ ahead of me, but Bruce has guided me on the right path, and immensely grateful. The course setting was beautiful, and offered aspects for both studio and location shooting.

In a restored chateau outside Bordeaux, we shot mornings and afternoons inside and out, and had learning sessions in-between shots, over good coffee.

The hospitality was excellent, and made the experience not only highly instructive, but also relaxing and pleasurable.

I have a busy and stressful job elsewhere in the world, so it was heartening to not only learn from a master of photography, but also to enjoy good food and wine, sunshine, woods for running, and a pool to relax by.

The chateau is owned by a young European family, who also live there with a range of pets and animals; the place brimmed with life, and they made me feel part of the family whilst I was there—from scrambled eggs on toast in the morning in the kitchen, right down to wine by the fireplace in the evening.

If you’re serious about starting to break into upper-industry standards of fashion, lingerie and figure photography, are open-minded, and time is precious.

I can highly recommend you learn on a fashion and fine art nude photography workshop with Bruce in Clerac near Bordeaux, France.

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Learn how to shoot it with Bruce Smith.

If you want to know how to lingerie, fine art nudes,  boudoir, erotic fashion etc etc.

Check out some of his workshops and workshops at:

Fashion and Fine Art Nudes Photography Workshops and Courses by Bruce Smith

  • Camera and lighting techniques that will improve your ability to control all aspects of your photography shoot.

Fashion, erotic and fine art nude photography training courses and workshops covering lighting techniques and how to work with fashion and nude professional models for advanced, intermediate and beginner photographers, all mentored by Bruce: an internationally published fashion and fine art nudes photographer.

Now is the time to get into fashion photography and there’s no better way to learn all the tricks and tips of this trade than “Fashion Photography A Complete Guide”. by Bruce Smith

Insider Bruce Smith explores every aspect of fashion photography, from high-end couture and beauty for both editorial and commercial clients, to runway, swimwear, lingerie, and more, with full information on how to break into the business.

Bruce has been shooting fashion photography assignments all over the world over the past 30 or so years in most of the major fashion cities such as London, Paris, New York and Milan plus many other countries like Alaska, Australia, Africa,Thailand, Morocco, Borneo, Vietnam  plus many more, producing high profile fashion shoots along with all aspects of fashion shoot production.  Who better to come to to learn how to shoot fashion photography.

Topics in his book include equipment, styling, backgrounds, hair and makeup, locations, lighting, production and directing, Photoshop, preparing images for press, marketing, and much, much more.

Interviews with Peruo, Rankin, Barry Lategan, and David Lachapelle who all give some of their insight into succeeding in this field.

Fast-track your knowledge and skills. This book is a great introduction to the fashion photography industry and the perfect preparation for taking one of Bruce’s fashion photography courses.

 

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Helping you to develop your technical and personal photographic skills for shooting models. 

 

Attributes needed to be a great photographer:

Fresh image ideas

Openness to build trust

Communication with your team

Directing your models and subjects

Control of your lighting and camera techniques

Courses and workshops in:

Fashion and beauty

Fine art nudes

Fashion nudes

Erotic fashion

 

The attributes of a great photographer.

  • Camera and lighting techniques that will improve your ability to control all aspects of your photography shoot. 

 

Bruce will take your through these attributes in easy to follow steps over each day of his workshops and courses, all of which Bruce believes are the essential skills and attributes needed to make great images.Fashion, erotic and fine art nude photography training courses and workshops covering lighting techniques and how to work with fashion and nude professional models for advanced, intermediate and beginner photographers, all mentored by Bruce: an internationally published fashion and fine art nudes photographer. 

 


Testing with top model agency models. 

Most photographers begin their career by shooting model portfolio tests via the top model agencies. Its Bruce’s objective to get your photography to a high technical level and confident enough to visit the new faces bookers at these agencies and have them request you to shoot portfolio test for their models. 

 

Do you want to get published? 

Join Bruce on the Fashion Editorial Shoot Experience and it may just happen. Giving new photographers the opportunity to get their images published in fashion magazines. Read more: 

 

What is it that makes a great photographer? 

A passionate reason to communicate through their fresh ideas through images, openness of the heart and mind as well as the eye, precise communication, very direct and positive direction and being in control of their kit and extensive technical knowledge. Bruce teaches these attributes plus a great deal more during his demonstrations at photography conventions and seminars, and at the fashion and fine art nude photography courses and photography workshops that personally Bruce operates. 

The residential photography workshops and courses in photographing the nude, fashion or erotic photography make perfect photographic learning holidays. Please “register” and stay in the loop re photography training courses and workshops. It’s free and you get to hear about new workshops and special offers before every body else. Connect with Bruce using the follow links above right on his social media and share using the share links on the left.

 

 

Last year I moved my life to France where I am available to shoot fashion for look books, advertising and magazine editorials.

I also shoot personal fine art nudes for my books. As well as create beautiful fine nude or erotic boudoir portraits as special commissions.

 

 

To find out more visit my fashion and fine art nudes photographers website.

 

 

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