Dreaming of becoming a professional photographer?

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To help make your dream come true Bruce Smith provides you with step by step personal photography mentoring in how to become a professional fashion, portrait or nudes photographer using his 40 years of experience and knowledge of the business.

Fashion portrait or nudes photography mentoring by Bruce Smith that will help you to overcome many of the difficulties that you come across when photographing models, such as your shyness, confidence, communication skills, directing a story into your shoot, finding good models to work with. Bruce’s first objective is to help you to get your images good enough to get you testing with top model agency models.

Bruce will mentor you with his 40 years plus professional photography knowledge and experience, the photography technical skills from lighting to setting up a shoot from concept to finished images ready for a client, the people and photography business skills and knowledge to get you started fulfilling your dreams of becoming a professional photographer.

Bruce offers a step by step program starting with a one hour online consultation covering where you are and where you want to be with your photography with guidance to your next step to achieving your dream to start you off along with a detailed portfolio review.

Your first step is to take a one hour mentoring consultation via skype or messenger, this first hour is €75 then any subsequent hours at €50 per hour.

The second step is to take a live one 2 one photography workshop held at Chateau Fengari where Bruce lives and shoots. This will give Bruce the chance to help you with a few essential attributes that Bruce feels are of great value for your to development towards making a living as a professional photographic visual communicator.

 

These will include.

  • Building your understanding of why high quality photography technique is needed to create images that fulfil a clients expectations.
  • Ironing out any technical problems you maybe having as well as helping you to understand why you need to communicate through your photography. 
  • Increasing your level of openness which affords people to be willingly empowered by you to achieve your objectives with your images. 
  • Communication with all involved in the creative team that are helping you to produce professional level images.
  • Teaching you the photography language that will save you from looking like an amateur. 
  • Creating stories that clients can relate to requires a large repertoire of directing styles and skills to tap into to add theatre to your pictorial stories.
  • Being in control of every aspect of photography shoot production helps your confidence in your self and your abilities.

 

When you book your first hour of mentoring you will receive a gift card to use towards the cost of a one 2 one mentored workshop with Bruce.

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These photography mentoring programs are tailored to each individual. Bruce will create your mentoring program after your first consultation after which Bruce will be able to advise you of your next step.

To book the first hour photography mentoring consultation please fill out the form below and Bruce will get back to you regarding making an appointment and paying for your first step to achieving your dream of becoming a professional photographer.

 

In the words of past student. 

The 3 days of my photography mentoring were crammed full of shooting, with a different model each day, and doing 4 different sets with each model. Not only is Bruce a talented photographer, he is also passionate and truly inspirational.

Throughout each day, Bruce provides you with guidance, feedback and encouragement. As well as working alongside Bruce, I also got to work closely with the stylist, make up artist as well as shooting with the agency models.

All of which have contributed to some amazing images for my portfolio, as well as increasing my knowledge and confidence.

Chris

 

 

Begin the first step towards living your dream of becoming a professional photographer by booking a one hour consultation today, it only costs €75.

To book your one hour photography mentoring consultation fill out the form below and Bruce will get back to you to set a date and to sort out the payment. 

 

What you will learn and experience during Bruce’s photography courses and photography workshops will definitely help you become a better photographer.​

 

Bespoke live hands on photography courses and photography workshops in how to photograph fashion, portraits, boudoir, dance, weddings or fine art nudes photography that will add the professional edge to your own images.

 

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Photography training courses and workshops especially designed for photographers of all levels in small groups with individual mentoring depending upon your own photographic technical learning needs. For those that are looking for a very individual learning process Bruce provides one 2 one professional photography mentoring and courses.

 

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All of the photography courses are held at Chateau Fengari, near Bordeaux, France, a creative residential retreat set up to offer the perfect space for the creative and learning process with luxurious surroundings and accommodation with a private chef and staff to take care of you during your stay.

 

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All photographic courses and workshops are tutored by Bruce Smith and top professional photographers as guest tutors.

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In the words of past student.

“The 3 days were crammed full of shooting, with a different model each day, and doing 4 different sets with each model.

Not only is Bruce a talented photographer, he is also passionate and truly inspirational.

Throughout the day, Bruce provides guidance, feedback and encouragement.

As well as working alongside Bruce, I also got to work with the stylist, make up artist as well as the agency models, which have all contributed to some amazing images for my portfolio, as well as increasing my knowledge and confidence.

Chris Hobday”

 

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The portrait photographer in Europe that captures your inner and outer beauty

Portraiture photography sessions can be arranged in Bordeaux, Paris, Monaco or London. Portrait photography by Bruce Smith, he is a seasoned professional portrait photographer that is devoted to capturing people and their personality. Portraits can also go beyond a photo of a smiling person. There are many different sub-genres or types of portrait photography to choose from to suit your own ideas of how you see yourself, below are just a few.

Traditional Portraits, lifestyle portraits, environmental portraits, candid portraits, glamour or boudoir portrait photography, fine art portraits, fine art nude portraits, conceptual portraits, couple, mother and daughter, mother and sone or any combination of family and group portraits.

For portrait photography sessions in Paris, London and Monaco you will need to book a gold or platinum portrait photography session package. Read more about portrait session packages:

Bruce is a specialist at creating portraits both in the studio and out on location with his location photography studio lighting set up he can create your portrait in your home, out on any location worldwide, in a hotel room, on board a yacht or any where that you choose as the location for your portrait shoot.

 

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Beautiful portraits created of you that reflect who you are, or who you wish to be, the portraits could be just for you or for your partner or for your family to keep forever as a reminder of your beauty today.

Connecting with his subject, exploring the energy that is created between Bruce and yourself creates a perfect moment to capture the look of the love inside of you forever.

 

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The perfect gift idea, a personalised portrait photography session. We can send your loved one a gift card from you to use towards the cost of a portrait session.

We have several gift cards values to choose from to suite any gift for some one you love, the perfect gift for anniversaries or birthdays or just because you care.

 

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The viewer of a portrait responds to the connection, the energy and the love created between the photographer and his or her subject.

To achieve this connection we must first learn about ourselves and why we need to express ourselves through our images. Also we need to find ourselves and to be open to allow others inside of us and to have confidence in our abilities to trust us with this precious moment in peoples lives.

Allowing us to capture this for others to see long into the future and feel something in their hearts about what you have achieved during your life and in these moments in time is a wonderful gift, very often not looked at close enough or listened to so people see and really understand the beauty that is within every body that we reflect in the images that we create together.

Bruce’s favorit locations for your portrait photography session.

With France based (English speaking) portrait photographer Bruce Smith you have options for creating your portraits in Bordeaux, Monaco, the Cote d”Azure, Paris and London.

When Bruce creates his portraiture in Bordeaux he loves to uses the outstanding Napoleonic chateau location where he lives as a backdrop for your session with luxurious accommodation so you can come for your portrait session and take a few days break. 

Portrait sessions can be arranged at our studios, in your own home, out on location, in a hotel or any where that you would like to be photographed, this may mean some extra location session costs to be added to the portrait session fees.

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Portraits of women, mothers and daughters, mothers and sons and families.

Creating most of his portraits out on location or in peoples homes because of his love of available light but he is also just as comfortable creating your portraits in the studio.

Although Bruce specialises in photographing women, he loves to photograph mothers and daughters, sons and sisters, husbands and other loved ones so when you come you should bring your family and spend the day creating amazing photographic memories for every body to keep.

Whether you are thinking about having a classical portrait, a boudoir style portrait, a portrait of yourself and your daughter/s or son/s or even a family portrait created please contact us today to talk through the next step.

We would love to be able to create some magical images of yourself, your family and loved ones. Portrait photography sessions can also be arranged any where around the World but mainly in Europe.

 

Download Portrait brochure.

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Three portrait session options to choose from.

Please check out the session types links to the information below. We can talk about the style and type of portrait session that you wish to have for yourself and your family members during your free pre portrait session consultation, please message us by text with your contact details on +33 7 68 79 89 89 or email to b.s@mac.com to arrange a good time for use to call you.

If you are an actor, performer, presenter or dancer that is wanting your head-shots or publicity shots creating, please message us from the contact page to receive more information.

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Portrait sessions to choose from

 

“The fine art portrait photographer in Monaco that captures your inner self and your outer beauty, a portrait that tells a story about you”

Bruce Smith an intimate portraiture photographer in Monaco.

Portrait photographer by Bruce is devoted to capturing beautiful portraits of people and their personality.

Bruce’s portraits can go beyond a photo of a smiling person. There are many different sub-genres or types of portrait photography to choose from to suit your own ideas of how you see yourself, below are just a few samples of Bruce’s portraiture photographs.

 

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Most used labels for styles of portrait photography

Traditional Portraits, lifestyle portraits, environmental portraits, candid portraits, glamour or boudoir portrait photography, fine art portraits, erotic portraits, sensual portraits, intimate portraits, fine art nude portraits, nude portraits, conceptual portraits, couple, mother and daughter, mother and sone or any combination of family and group portraits.

Call the portrait as you wish, for Bruce a portrait is a reflection of who you are and how you wish to be seen at the moment your portrait is captured, the story is about you and how you wish to be portrayed, it s not about a label.

 

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Portrait photography sessions in Monaco

There are several options to choose from for you portrait photography session. As a guide we have prepared three portrait session package options, these all include either a silver, gold or platinum portrait session depending which package you choose, a selection of your chosen images as matted mounted fine art prints in either The Art Folio, The Reveal Box or The Leather Artists Portfolio, for which we have included a finished wall fine art matted mount unframed print ready for framing. 

There are many other finished art options to choose from that we can give you costings for when we know more about your requirements. These can be talked about during your free consultation, your session or on your reveal day.

Please read more about Bruce’s portrait session packages:

 

Portraits by Bruce Smith magazine

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For information Download Portrait Magazine

 

 

Contact portrait photographer Bruce Smith

If you wish to talk about a portrait photography session with Bruce please fill out this form with your contact details and we will get back to you ASAP.

 

 

 

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