Art of Expression: Brian Smith

Theme 3 The Expressive Portrait with Brian Smith
Working with celebrities, athletes and luminaries, Brian Smith draws out instants when they reveal their character and give a hint at their soul. Smith will show you techniques for creating expressive portraits in the studio or on location.

What You Should Enter: Photos of friends, family or interesting people that capture the personality of the subject through gesture and emotion.

Judging The Images
Brian describes how beautiful location combined with the subject’s pose, attitude and expression created a great winning entry.

Brian Smith
Celebrity portrait photographer Brian Smith has photographed both the famous and infamous, and he’s equally comfortable in-studio and on location. It’s his environmental-portrait prowess that allows him to tell much more about a person than could ever be gleaned from a simple headshot. The art of environmental portraits, in which the photographer uses the subject’s surroundings to add information and interest to an image, are Smith’s forte. He will share his expertise for crafting sublime contextual portraits, whether you’re photographing well-known luminaries or the girl next door. See more of Smith’s amazing photographs on his website,