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All workshops are either held as 1-2-1 private workshops or restricted numbers of photographers on all group workshops.

In order to maximize this education opportunity, each delegate is assured private one-to-one shooting time with every model for each and every ‘look’.

 

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Bruce has been a professional fashion and celebrity portrait photographer for 35 years.

 

You are a part of the team for the time you are on your course.

Delegates assimilate fully with the models, stylist and hair and make up artist and learn hands on from Bruce and the team just what performs, what does not and why.

 

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Bruce has shoot for his many fashion clients on location all over the world from Alaska to Australia. Above was shot in Colorado.

Discover the secrets of shooting amazing fashion, portrait and nudes photography lighting .

Learn how the photos you have seen in numerous publications are achieved, when you discover how Bruce lights his amazing location or studio portraiture photographs, then practice it for yourself through the lesson!

 

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Bruce was commissioned to write the first how to shoot professional digital fashion photography book  USA: Fashion Photography A Complete Guide UK: Pro Digital Fashion Photography A Complete Guide)

 

What past students have said.

When you book your fashion, nudes or boudoir portraiture photography class, have a look at the former students remarks and photographs, exactly where each picture was shot by delegates whilst on Bruce Smith fashion portrait or nudes photography workshop.

 

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Celebrating 35 years as a professional fashion photographer this year since Bruce’s first fashion photography shoot assignment back in 1983

 

You will be working with a professional team.

Bruce only chooses working professionals to be part of his team. This guarantees that the wardrobe stylists and make up artists are creating relevant and dazzling ‘looks’ that help to make the daylight studio fashion pictures that will go in to your portfolio be right UP TO DATE fashion photos..

 

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Fine art nude portrait by Bruce Smith

Agency standard professional models.

You’ll be shooting with Bruce’s choice of agency level professional artistic models, selected for their appearance in addition to their ability to work with photographers. For those who have never captured pics of a professional model before, it will give you an insight to a completely new world of creative imagination.

 

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Mixing flash and daylight on a clients location fashion photography shoot in London

Essential information tips and hints.

The Bruce Smith Photography Academy Classes will give you a foundation from which to actively pursue freelance photography as a vocation. The photography courses contain essential insights, tips and techniques that will inspire you to develop your own skills and style as a fashion nude photographer – so you too can capture the glamour, dynamism, and sophistication of the glamour photography industry.

 

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Shooting classical fashion on location with just the available light and relfectors

 

To become the best you need to be taught by the best.

Students receive a professional experience because we only use the best team members, models and facilities for these courses. YOU will be taught by a seasoned professional with 35 years experience shooting for high calibre studio clients all over the world.

 

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Chateau De Clerac near Bordeaux, the location for most of Bruce Smith’s fashion, portrait and nudes photography workshops

 
Combining the important elements.

During these photography classes, Bruce demonstrates and explains to you all of the key information, from setting up the perfect lighting set ups for people or preparing to shoot on location. Working with agency standard professional professional models. Post-production and Photoshop for location fashion skills and how to break into this amazing industry. Helping you to compete within the fashion photography business.

 

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Bruce on the top of a mountain in Alaska, it was taken during one of his many location fashion photography shoots produced around the world

 
You will get a unique opportunity to combine all of these elements to produce your own bridal fashion portraiture pictures for your portfolio during these photography courses.

To achieve amazing fashion, portraits or nudes pictures you need to be able to communicate, direct and be in control of your shoot. All of which you will learn during a Bruce Smith photography workshop and all of these skills he teaches and helps you to refine so you are at the start of developing your own unique style of fashion, portrait or nudes photography.

 

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More info about Bruce Smith’s fashion photography workshops

More info about Bruce Smith’s portraiture photography workshops

More info about Bruce Smith’s nudes photography workshops 

 

Contact Bruce Smith below if you want to talk to him about your own fashion, portrait or nudes photography training.

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fashion-photographer-in-ParisRead more about Bruce Smith a fashion photographer in Paris, London, Bordeaux and Monaco.

 

Boudoir portraits are becoming very popular and a great business sector and source of income for the portrait photographer.

Although the woman photographers seam to provide this service more and more because of their obvious understanding of the feminine sensuality this does not mean the male photographers can not learn some of these skills and understanding of feminine sensuality.

I know how to bring out the beauty in woman and how to connect with her sensuality in pictures and can teach these skills and my boudoir photography and lighting techniques that I have learned being a seasoned professional lingerie photographer.

I believe and from experience know that it is always better to learn the intimate boudoir photography skills with photographers one 2 one. 

Successful intimate portraits require a great deal of trust and confidence with your subject, skills not always apparent between photographer and subject even when you are a female photographer shooting more intimate portraits.

So why not add more emotion and a sensual look to your boudoir photography clients images by booking yourself a One2 One photography master class with me in shooting sensual boudoir portraiture.

I also teach other genre of people photography such as portraiture, fine art nudes, fashion and beauty.

Check out my workshops, courses and master classes website 1-2-1 page.

http://brucesmithphotographer.com/one-2-one.html

Creating great fashion, portrait or fine art nudes pictures is not all about.
 
The camera you use
The focal length of the lens
The lightingtechniques
The person taking the picture
The person in the picture
The person the picture is taken for
The clothes worn in the picture
The place the picture is taken
The post production photoshop retouching used on the picture
 
So what is left I hear you saying?
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Perhaps you can add a comment to this post the things that you feel do create a great picture.
 
I have my feelings about this but I really would like to hear about your feelings about this.
 
Bruce Smith Fashion Photographer.

models-in-bikinis-ibiza2Shoot amazing bikini models on the beach in Ibiza, a photography workshop in Sep 2017

 

 

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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”

 

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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.’

 

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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, but 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.

 

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Irreplaceable and empowering, he 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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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Bruce Smith Fashion Photographer in Paris

 

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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 At last after 16 years working on this project its about to begin

In November 2017 I will be traveling to Zimbabwe for the first leg of my teaching children in Africa photography project so they can express their lives through their own eyes with pictures taken by themselves. And hopefully in the future setting a permanent photography school that provides photography training on a scholarship basis to children from all over Africa.

If you are interested in more detailed information please contact me directly via the message link below.

How you can help make this project a success

I am looking for sponsors to help towards the expenses for this trip and for sponsors with digital cameras and some practical equipment needed for the project. If you are in a position to help in any way get in touch via the direct message link below.

 To raise the initial expenses for this trip I will be creating portraits of the attendees of a Qoya retreat being held in Zimbabwe whilst I am there in November 2017 but as you can imagine this will only cover a small part of the cost. See how you can help below.

Making a cash donation

You can donate money, any amount that you want, every little bit helps. There will be a rewards scheme as a thank you for your donations that are above £10 by way of gifts of limited edition prints or books with images taken during the project as well as vouchers to the value of your donation towards my photographic workshops, courses and master classes tuition fees.

Help by booking a fashion photography shoot or booking photography training

If you book me for a fashion shoot or private portrait session or you book me for a two day one 2 one photography master class, I will donate 50% of the tuition or shoot fee that you pay towards this first trip to Africa.  Please share this with any body that you think would like to get involved.

 

Bruce Smith

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