“LEARNING TO PHOTOGRAPH PEOPLE WITH BRUCE SMITH”

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Bruce Smith’s photography courses, workshops and 1-2-1 private photography training are not cheap but they are exceptionally good value for money.
 
How are they good value for money ?, you may ask…
 
Answer.
 
Bruce uses only professional stylists, hair and make up artists and agency models for his courses.
 
Imagine what it costs to put together a high caliber team in order to give you a course that includes a professional fashion shoot experience.
 
 
Typical creative team and talent costs.
 
Agency model fee………………………. £1500 per day
Fashion stylist fee ………………………..£ 500 per day
Hair and make up artist fee…………… £ 350 per day
Studio hire……………………………………£ 500 per day
Location fee………………………………….£1000 per day
Normal Bruce Smith fee to shoot……..£1500 per day
 
 
On top of the above you also benefit from Bruce’s 37 years experience.
 
His courses on average are £250 to £350 per day depending upon which type of course you take..
 
 
With the above figures involved in setting up a professional shoot in mind, decide for yourself if our courses are exceptionally good value for money.
 
Researching into other courses you will find that they are often not using professional teams of talent as well as are often not taught by active profesional fashion photographers or they are relativly new to the industry.
 
How can people teach a master class in how to shoot professional fashion photography when they are not actively producing professional fashion assignments and are not experts with extensive experience.
 
Bruce’s experience has been vast, shooting advertising fashion, editorial fashion and commercial fashion.
 
The productions he has produced have taken to him to most parts of the world, for all of his fashion shoots he looks after every aspect of production, along with having to produce fashion images that work for his clients, very often under impossible conditions.
 
Bruce produces fashion shoots in UK, Alaska, Thailand, Moroco, Kenya, Scotland, Portugal, USA, France, Borneo, Vietnam, Australia, Austria plus many more.
 
If you take a course with Bruce you will be benefitting from his 37 years experience.
 
Some key factors that are essential personal skills needed to be a great photographer of people that you will learn, on top of the obvious lighting and technical skills on a course, workshop or 1-2-1 personal photography training run by Bruce Smith;
 
Understanding your reasons to have to express yourself through your photography.
 
Developing an open mind.
 
Communicating with your subject and exchanginggGreat energy.
 
Directing feelings and emotion in to a visual story.
 
Taking control of every aspect of your shoot from managing the production to the technical skills and knowledge to achieve the images you have in your mind and what clients expect.
 
The responsibility of the photographer to produce images that work for clients is of the uttermost importance. You will take away with you the knowledge and expertise to make a start in the professional photography industry.
 
If you are thinking about taking a course in fashion photography please consider all that you have read here. If you have any questions please feel free to email Bruce at b.s@mac.com or call +33768798989
 
A past students comment about the learning experience with Bruce Smith.
 
Dear Bruce:
I would like to thank you (and your excellent team) for a thoroughly enjoyable and invaluable learning experience over the last couple of days. It has exceeded all expectations.
 
I feel the workshop has improved my confidence and the shots I was producing at the end were noticeably better than when I started.
 
I will definitely be looking to attend some more of your workshops in the future.
 
Steve Rostrum
(London Studio Class Student)
 
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE COURSES RUN BY BRUCE SMITH
 
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Book by Bruce Smith
Covers of the best selling books on how to shoot digital fashion, written by Bruce Smith:
 
Available at Amazon.com
 
UK version: Pro Digital Fashion Photography A Complete Guide.
 
USA version: Fashion Photography A Complete Guide
 
Also available in Chinese
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Portrait photography sessions with international celebrity portrait photographer Bruce Smith

To find out more about Bruce’s portrait photography sessions please click on the Portrait magazine cover below to visit the online brochure, you can view it online or download it, it has all of the information you will need about portrait photography sessions with Bruce.

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Bruce Smith

Bruce Smith a fashion and contemporary portrait photographer specialising in high fashion couture, classical portraits, boudoir portraits, fine artistic nude portraits in Monaco, Paris and Bordeaux.

What Bruce Smith the fine art portrait photographer loves to create:

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Bruce Smith creates stunningly beautiful contemporary fashion inspired portraiture of woman using his 35 years experience as a published professional fashion photographer, his finished contemporary portraits reflect both your inner and outer beauty providing you with an everlasting memory of who you are right now in your life to look at to see your beauty and to keep for ever.
Who is fashion and portrait photographer Bruce Smith

Whenever the world’s ‘Top Fashion and Celebrity Portrait Photographers’ are discussed, one name which is always mentioned with immense respect and admiration is Bruce Smith.

His 35 years professional fashion and portrait photography experience

Since starting as a freelance photographer in 1983, Paris, Monaco and Bordeaux based photographer Bruce Smith has continued to produce stunning and incredibly memorable fashion images, fine art nudes photography, celebrity portraits, nudes and boudoir style portraiture photography on a specialised skill level which leaves other “great” photographers in complete awe of what he has created.

Teaching his photography knowledge to other photographers for nearly 20 years

Over the past 15 years Bruce has been sharing his knowledge and experience gained over his distinguished career to encourage and inspire other photographers through his fashion, portrait and nudes photography courses, workshops, master classes, fashion, portrait or nudes photography holidays in France near Bordeaux as well as other major fashion cities around Europe.

Fine art books of some of Bruce’s contemporary fashion, nudes and portrait photography

Bruce has recently gone through his astounding archive of images to produce a new fine art book titled “130k Words in Pictures”, which contains a collection of his best and most iconic photographs. It comes as no surprise that it has already been described as a “classic” by many of his peers within the industry.

Considered a legendary fashion and portrait photographer by the professional photography industry

Legend is a very over-used word in the modern day world, but Bruce Smith can be described as a legend within his industry and lifetime, without any contradiction or argument.

Authored by Paul Abraham

(Not my own words, in-fact I was quite embarrassed to read the above when I saw it for the first time)

 

Fine artistic nudes photography workshops

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Commercial, editorial and fashion photography

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“Why The Bruce Smith Fashion And Nudes Photography Workshops Are Among The Most Very Best In The World”

 

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

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

“Celebrating 35 years as a fashion photographer that’s been in the industry from 1983 to 2018”

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“Boudoir Portrait Photography Master Class One 2 One”

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

Great fashion, portraiture or fine art nudes photography in not just about the camera,

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.

Shoot amazing bikini models on the beach in Ibiza.

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Who is the best fashion, portrait, boudoir and nudes photography teacher? and why.

 

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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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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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Making my project of teaching photography to children in Africa a great success

 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